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Thurso 6 miles; John OGroats 25 miles.
Halkirk is a peaceful little village in Caithness, said to be the "first planned village in Scotland", surrounded by moorland and spectacular views and with excellent access both up North Sea and down to the Moray Coast. Halkirk offers a handful of amenities including small village pub, shop selling local produce and an hotel with restaurant. Halkirk is ideally placed for touring this remote and beautiful area of the Northern Highlands. It is also situated perfectly for a visit to John O'Groats, which is just 25 miles away and Durness, where Smoo Cave, Cape Wrath and the Durness Golf Course are well worth a visit. The daily ferry to Orkney is a 30 minute drive along the coast, and The Castle of Mey makes an interesting day out. With awe-inspiring views over the moorlands and glens, Halkirk is ideal for quiet retreat with walks and bird watching. There are also several more amenities in Thurso just a short drive away.
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Halkirk 0.5 miles. A charming, semi-detached Highlands cottage in a lovely location, in the quiet village of Halkirk, 25 miles from John O' Groats, the most northerly point of mainland Britain. This Highlands cottage offers a well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area, a cosy sitting room with a large window to the outside decked area, and two comfortable bedrooms. The single-storey accommodation means guests of all ages can enjoy this Highlands cottage, perhaps to take a walk or cycle ride in this beautiful area, or indulge in a spot of fishing on the Thurso River. With the Orkney Islands within easy reach and surrounded by remote moorland, this welcoming Halkirk cottage provides a cosy, comfortable base from which to discover this lovely part of the Highlands. For a real taste of Scotland there are distilleries aplenty and there are ample outdoor attractions to suit all tastes within easy reach of this cottage in the Highlands. An ideal base to return to after an action-packed day, or simply for a peaceful rural retreat.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with triple bunks (double on bottom, single on top). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 4). Sitting room (seats 4) with large window to deck.
Storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Decked patio area with furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Church Court Cottage:
Accommodation was really good! Thanks.
Mr Smart, Dundee, February 2013
My holiday was initially to visit the lands of my ancestors, our forward planning paid off well as the property was ideally located for day trips out to all the areas we wanted to visit.
Mr Wilson, Leeds, September 2012