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Rose Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Rose Cottage."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival and the owners greeted us and showed us the cottage. The cottage was lovely and clean with everything we could need. The weather was a bit mixed but it didn’t ruin our holiday and it was nice to come back to the warm cottage. There’s a lovely beach with some great ruins within walking distance. We would love to come back to Rose Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely owners who couldn’t have been any more helpful, great cottage and fantastic location to explore the local area."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous again, lovely cottage in a handy, quiet location."

    Very welcoming couple, citrate has everything needed for a comfortable stay.

    Hi Mike I’m glad you all enjoyed your stay once again. Sorry we missed you when you left. Regards Lorraine & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Rose Cottage."

    The generous welcome pack was lovely and much appreciated. Thank you John and Lorraine. We enjoyed visiting the surrounding area, towns and the lovely harbours nearby. The little cove just a short walk from the cottage was delightful. If I could suggest a small fan heater for the sun room to quickly heat it. Due to the cold we didn't really get to appreciate this lovely space. We were toasty warm in the rest of the property.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a radiator in the sun room which does heat it but perhaps not quickly enough. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley3.4Nov 2023

  • "This is a fabulous cottage where the owners have thought of everything."

    It is so cosy and welcoming and its situation makes it easy to tour the area. We have stayed here twice and looking forward to our third visit!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and looking Forward to seeing you next year x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property warm everything you needed was provided."

    Lovely hosts who on arrival met us & explained everything, and places to visit. Super welcome pack, truly well worth staying at this lovely well maintained property.

    Thank you for your feedback John I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. We certainly try to make the stay as we would like if we were away somewhere and we love meeting people Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic hosts and a perfect cottage."

    Had all the comforts of home, an ideal base for exploring the various attractions in the area. To be honest it was a real shame the day we had to leave such was how comfortable we felt. A short walk from the cottage brings you to a small private cove, very wet the day we went, but nevertheless enjoyable. Would highly recommend this cottage, you will not be disappointed

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house well laid out with bedrooms at one end and living room etc."

    at the other so someone wanting a rest during the day could do so in peace. Lorraine and John made us welcome and were most helpful when required. Would highly recommend

    Thank you for your feedback Adam. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage very clean and every thing you need for a relaxing stay provided."

    Welcome pack from owners was a very nice touch, they were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views from the garden room. Very relaxing and peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage has everything you need and more. It is so peaceful and cosy with sea and countryside views. The owners are lovely who genuinely care and want you to have the best holiday. We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing time at Rose Cottage."

    The property was very well equipped with everything you could need exactly where you expect it to be. Its location is perfect for that "quiet getaway" feel, and the decor fits perfectly with that relaxing vibe. The owners were friendly and helpful and couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Even The Northern Lights showed up and put on a magnificent display right over the garden - although even Lorraine and John couldn't arrange that (probably!) It was a genuinely lovely week.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    We had a wonderful week in a remote area but with easy access to beautiful scenery, places of interest and shopping (if we needed it)! Our hosts were very welcoming and we were provided with everything necessary for a week in a home from home.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love meeting new people and try our best to make everyone welcome and comfortable Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Everything was as described."

    The cottage was very clean and bright. Lovely coastal scenery and plenty of history nearby.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "We received a warm welcome to this beautiful and comfortable cottage by the owners, Lorraine and John."

    The cottage is spacious and we loved the sun room with views of the sea in particular. It is well located, and was a good base for exploring the area. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend it to others

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was lovely and clean with all necessary bits."

    Location close to visiting place but also very quiet and perfect for a break outside busy cities. The garden was lovely and well maintained perfect for running around and playing with children. All in all this little gem offers a perfect place for relaxation and adventure is only a short drive away. The owners were also very nice and helpful, and there was a lovely welcome pack on arrival which was highly appreciated after a long drive up to the Highlands. I highly recommend it and we will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was a wonderful holiday despite the weather."

    The accomodation was excellent. We loved the sunroom.

    Reviewed by Viktor4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely welcome pack."

    Contact with owners who live opposite was helpful. I lovely place to come back to after a busy day sightseeing. All in all a good experience. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow, excellent location !"

    Very convenient to visit places and nice place to come back and have a rest . The whole place is spaceous and light , the sun room is wonderful ! The owners are very welcoming . We enjoyed our stay ! Thank you !

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely property, very comfortable and a real home from home."

    The location of the cottage was fantastic with a lovely walk to the beach and a historic herring store from the cottage door. A great base for exploring this area of Scotland. The owners are great hosts, a lovely welcome pack and they are always on hand should you need anything, but you are left alone to enjoy your holiday. The sun room is a great place to spend the morning enjoying the sunrise, and watching the wildlife in the surrounding fields.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet, rural area with wonderful views across fields and out to sea."

    The welcoming pack from the hosts John and Lorraine was lovely, and they was very helpful when needed, nearby but not intrusive. The cottage is located nicely for visits to John O'groats, Dunnet head, Duncansby Stacks, and many more, Would recommend Rose cottage for a lovely get away from it all holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage smashing owners,lots to do and see."

    We are both very glad we picked Rose Cottage.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and owners were very welcoming and helpful would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Rose cottage was extremely clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    The shower is great! It is in a private and peaceful setting, with sea views. The owners were very friendly, and the welcome pack was very generous. The location of the cottage was ideal for exploring the north eastern part of Caithness. We had great weather for mid December, and had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely location with lots to see and do even though it was November."

    the northern lights were what we came up to see and we were not disappointed. The hosts were so helpful and was ab le to answer any questions we had. The gift pack on arrival was a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2020

  • "Loved this cottage!"

    Location was so peaceful and the property had every amenity we could require. Owners were very friendly and were on hand for any questions etc. whilst remaining unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Rose Cottage really is a home from home, cosy, warm and comfortable would recommend this cottage to anyone who just wants to relax and chill out."


    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, sunroom great to sit in early morning to watch sunrise."

    Owners very welcoming. Superb location to visit tourist spots

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a fabulous location."

    Lots of places to visit all within half an hour of the cottage, many off the beaten track so read all the local tour guides. Only down side , no pub/ restaurant within walking distance, but 5/10min drive to a couple unfortunately due to time of year weren't yet open so can't reccomend any.

    Reviewed by Deana5.0Mar 2020

  • "Comfortable, well-equipped cottage."

    Peaceful location. Friendly hosts. Be aware that many tourist attractions in the area are only open in summer (April to September).

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "The welcome goodies left by the owners were appreciated and we had a happy relaxing week."

    Reviewed by P4.4Nov 2019

  • "It rained most of the time but we're used to that and besides it was nice and warm indoors."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and in a quiet rural location."

    The owners were most helpful and generously provided a welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great cottage as a base for touring north east of Scotland."

    Lovely welcome pack from hosts. John O’ Groats only 40 minutes away, and Orkney isles just short ferry ride.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely owners that offered lots of ideas and suggestions for things to do and places to eat."

    A credit to Sykes cottages .

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our second time in Rose Cottage after staying in January."

    Wanted to experience the long summer days which we got with some wonderful weather. The cottage itself is roomy and on one level, with wonderful views over the North Sea coast. Lovely owners who greeted us once again so thank you John and Lorraine for the warm welcome and very generous welcome pack

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Cottage is lovely and has everything you would need, it is by far the best holiday cottage I have stayed in."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, clean and modern with everything we needed."

    Loved the modern powerful shower. The owners were friendly and helpful and met us at the cottage to make sure we were ok. Fantastic spot to spend some time for relaxation or walking.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very good cottage and location great."

    Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book it again. Conservatory is lovely with views of the North Sea.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Having stayed in many cottages over Northern Scotland for the last 20 years I can safely say this was the best, so much so we re-booked it half way through the week for a week in July!"

    This is a beautiful one level stand alone bungalow which stands just half a mile from some fantastic cliff top views over the North Sea, with a winding path down to an isolated bay. The cottage is well equipped throughout with a lovely front section with wonderful views over the farmland and sea. Good sized bedrooms x 2 double and 1 x single and lovely bathroom which contains a good modern powerful shower. Nice garden areas surrounding the cottage which I am sure will be well appreciated during the summer months. We were welcomed by both John and Lorraine personally on arrival and were left a wonderful generous welcome pack to start the holiday. We look forward to our week in July

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2019

  • "Cottage & surroundings were beautiful."

    Hosts were very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Loved it. Great location, well equipped, comfy beds, good shower, had everything we needed and the owners are very friendly and thoughtful."

    Will be recommending Rose Cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was great and the owners very welcoming upon our arrival."

    Felt like a home away from home and a perfect location to explore the north east coast of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic, the owner provided a welcome basket which was a lovely touch, very chilled and relaxed week cottage perfect base for exploring."

    Excellent location for trip to John o Groats superb sea views from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2017

  • "Welcome pack a nice surprise."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. Cottage is a short stroll down to a lovely quiet bay, a birdwatchers paradise

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2017

  • "I was very happy with the cottage the location was fantastic and we were made very welcome, the welcome basket was unexpected I will recommend it."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy and warm."

    Reviewed by Vicki4.6Oct 2016

  • "Lovely , comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location ideal for touring the North East of Scotland"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2016

  • "The owner was lovely, great communication, and a lovely welcome basket."

    So close to so many beautiful locations, worth visiting every village nearby. Cottage is much nicer than the pics on website

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2016

  • "We were very happy and satisfied with this property, Rear fence was a little too near the living room windows, rather obstructing the outlook but overall had no complaints."

    The owner was friendly and eager to ensure we were comfortable and happily settled in.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with doors to garden, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Sun room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3D Smart TV with Freeview and 3D glasses, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Coast 1 mile.

The property

Lybster 2 miles.

This lovely, well-presented detached cottage is situated in a quiet location with sea views, within a beautiful and remote part of Scotland, two miles from the village of Lybster.

Rose Cottage is a fresh, bright and welcoming holiday retreat, a real 'get away from it all', where visitors will appreciate the unspoilt scenery with its rugged coastline.

Ideal for a family, couples or friends, this immaculate and tastefully presented cottage has three generous bedrooms, a contemporary shower room and well-equipped kitchen.

The sitting room with dining area has comfy settees and is a sociable room for relaxation at the end of an active day.

Double doors from the sitting room lead through to the sun room which is a lovely sunny area to enjoy the countryside views.

A well-kept garden surrounds the cottage and is a great place to sit and soak up the views whilst enjoying a morning cup of tea.

The village of Lybster is just two miles north and has good local services including pubs and shops.

The harbour is central to Lybster which was once a busy fishing port and today boats still fish there for lobsters and crabs.

Visitors will enjoy the quiet roads leading north and a drive to the top of the UK, where John o' Groats is a must.

Further along the coast is Dunnet Head with its famous lighthouse, marking the most northerly point of the Scottish mainland.

This is also home to the RSPB's largest reserve in the UK, where you can see puffins, razorbills, guillemots and more!

A vast unspoilt area to explore, but a fabulous cottage to return to at the end of a busy day.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Wick 13 miles.

Steeped in clan history, the Caithness village of Lybster sits in a sweeping bay with views across the North Sea and down to the Moray Coast. Lybster offers a wide range of amenities including hotels, shops and a golf course. In Lybster you will be drawn in by the blend of ancient history and stunning scenery with a story of sustained development and an ability to move with the times. An exhibition about the area's history and natural heritage explains how the community survived throughout the ages. This is an area peppered with archaeological sites; the Grey Cairns of Campster sit five miles inland on the Watten road, where visitors can travel back in time by crawling inside the 5,000 year old cairn or by exploring the Achavanich Standing Stones which stand sentry by Stempster Hill. Birdwatchers can observe breeding colonies of seabirds, on the cliffs around Lybster or view them seasonally through the camera link recording them.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas