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Keiss Harbour House – Home 80300 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Keiss Harbour House – Home 80300

Excellent Excellent – based on 16 reviews

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

Keiss Harbour House is a stunning, contemporary-styled house created from the historic harbour fishing station on the edge of the Caithness village of Keiss, some 12 miles south of John O'Groats. The five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms make it ideal for entertaining groups of friends or family gatherings. This area is ideal for those seeking an active holiday, with surfing and golf being local specialities, or for a more relaxing break, with sandy beaches, fishing and many historical and archaeological attractions in easy reach. This is also an ideal base for trips to the Orkney Islands. Or why not just sit in an armchair in front of one of the three real fires, looking at the spectacular views out over the sea and drinking your complimentary bottle of local whisky!


The Keiss village pub is five minutes walk away, as is the village shop, which sells useful supplies. Ten minutes drive away is the local centre of Wick, with a wide range of amenities and shops, and

Keiss Harbour House is a stunning, contemporary-styled house created from the historic harbour fishing station on the edge of the Caithness village of Keiss, some 12 miles south of John O'Groats. The five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms make it ideal for entertaining groups of friends or family gatherings. This area is ideal for those seeking an active holiday, with surfing and golf being local specialities, or for a more relaxing break, with sandy beaches, fishing and many historical and archaeological attractions in easy reach. This is also an ideal base for trips to the Orkney Islands. Or why not just sit in an armchair in front of one of the three real fires, looking at the spectacular views out over the sea and drinking your complimentary bottle of local whisky!


The Keiss village pub is five minutes walk away, as is the village shop, which sells useful supplies. Ten minutes drive away is the local centre of Wick, with a wide range of amenities and shops, and an excellent Heritage Museum.

Location description from owner

The Caithness and Sutherland region

The far northern highlands of Caithness are an unexplored gem of Scotland. From the never-ending sea and sky around you to the spectacular cliffs and beaches of the coastline and expansive peatlands of the interior, you are in a new world. There are fascinating archaeological remains and historic houses and museums to visit, surfing, golfing, walking, and easy access to the Orkney Islands. The stunning northern coast of Scotland and the north-western Highlands are also within easy reach.

Wick

Whether you are on a family holiday, sporting break or get-together of friends, you will find plenty to do with easy access from the house.

The sandy links course of Wick Golf Club is five minutes drive away, as is the surfers mecca of Sinclair's Bay. There are further renowned surfing beaches, around Thurso and Strathy, within an hours drive. Kayaking and canoeing is also a great activity in the area. Fishing on nearby rivers and lochs is available, or you can fish off the harbour wall!

The riding stables (Achalone Activities) in nearby Halkirk offers lessons, hacking and trekking for all abilities, and for the adventurous, there are exhilarating boat trips along the Caithness Coast from Wick Harbour and wildlife boat trips in the Pentland Firth from John o' Groats and Scrabster.

The Queen Mother's house, the Castle of Mey, is a moving and interesting place to visit, within half an hour's drive. Here you can buy food and other items from the Mey Selections range, set up by Prince Charles to promote the local produce of Caithness.

Heritage Museums in Wick and Thurso provide a fascinating insight into the history of Caithness, and numerous archaeological sites such as the Cairns of Camster and Yarrows Archaeological Trail show the ancient civilisation of the area.

A day trip to see the sights of Orkney is a must, with Orkney less than an hour away by ferry from Gills Bay, 15 minutes drive from the house. There is also a pedestrian ferry from John o'Groats, just 8 miles from the house, which links with minibus trips on Orkney. The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, the Italian Chapel and the neolithic remains at Skara Brae are just two of the attractions there.

The 'real' most notherly point of the British mainland, Dunnet Head, is well worth a visit for the spectacular views over the Pentland Firth to the Orkneys and across Caithness and Sutherland. Duncansby Head, the north-eastern point of the mainland, is also spectacular, with immense sea cliffs rising from the crashing waves.

The celebrated Whaligoe Steps, to the south of Wick, are a must. Here you can see how hard life was for the herring fishers, and imagine the fisher lassies carrying their creels up the 360 steps from the shore to the top of the steps.

The sandy beach of Sinclair's Bay is a 10 minute walk from the house, while numerous other beaches are found closeby, including Dunnet Bay and Melvich Beach on the north coast. Seals are often seen on the beaches in the autumn, particularly near Duncansby Head. The nearby Dunnet Forest has walking trails suitable for all abilities, and an interesting range of sculptures and artworks in the forest.

The local town of Wick has a full range of shops, including a good butcher (‘Harrold’), several bakers, good wine shop (‘Bin Ends’), Tesco and a Co-op. Harrold butchers stock delicious local ‘Mey Selections’ products. Tours of the Pulteney distillery in Wick are available, and provide a good wet-weather activity!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Bunk Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
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About the owner

Jill S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
12 Feb 2017
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jan 2009. Located in Caithness and Sutherland, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £750 to £1250.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Feb 2017.

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“It's the best place ever stopped, long journey well worth it.”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2013

Great house, great location, John O Groats only a few miles away. Friendly place. Love the log/ coal fires. Nice to wake up to a lovely view, smell of the sea.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house, thank you very much for your kind words, much appreciated. And it's great to see your photos - lovely to see people enjoying the house!

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