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Granny's Cottage

Dunbeath, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 916926)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely location, most welcoming hosts with excellent knowledge about local history and facilities, a comfortable bed, ample hot water, well-equipped kitchen, reading materials provided, good parking facilities and easy to find."

    Far enough from the main road to be nice and quiet. A good 'centre' for visiting Caithness and Sutherland. Space for a drying clothes on a washing line was all that was missing.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2021

  • "Granny's cottage was lovely, so cosy, very well equipped."

    The owners of the cottage were so helpful, and very nice. We would go again.

    Reviewed by ValSep 2021

  • "When we arrived after a long drive there were home-bakes waiting in the kitchen."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was lovely and homely. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay.

    Reviewed by LornaJul 2021

  • "Some might find road noise annoying but after 6pm ok."

    Couple of good walks from the door.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2021

  • "The only thing missing really is WiFi as phone signal is really bad so planning ..."

    The only thing missing really is WiFi as phone signal is really bad so planning daily trips is difficult without access to internet apart from that small thing every thing was great

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2021

  • "The owners were very welcoming, it was a charming cottage which we could ..."

    The owners were very welcoming, it was a charming cottage which we could recommend the only improvement would be internet access

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay in this beautiful wee terraced cottage in Caithness."

    The owners seem to have thought of every eventuality! And indeed they were kind and hospitable - even going so far as to leaving cakes, scones and other goodies on the table for our enjoyment. Can't say better than that! :-)

    Reviewed by NiallMay 2021

  • "We felt at home in this cottage , it had a really good feel ."

    it was extremely well equipped with everything you would expect and mores besides. so comfortable that we did not want to leave. The Owners were amazing and we spent many a time chatting in the street, hearing about the History of the area. The information folder was well put together with a wealth of information with regards to the History of the cottage . the area was really nice with easy access to the harbour , plenty of walks and Dunbeath Broch. Such a shame the Hotel is no longer used and in a bad state of repair. we were told that the when it was open you would have been treated to an excellent meal. it could be a real gem in a great location

    Reviewed by AileenOct 2020

  • "Grannies cottage is a delightful cottage set in a very pleasant village."

    The hosts were very wellcoming and helpfull, the cottage is very clean and comfortable, there is a good pub up the road serving food and there is plenty to see in the area. We had a very pleasant week here.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The warm welcome from the hosts."

    Everything we needed was provided. Cottage was in good location for what we wanted. Lits of info of area around the area provided.

    Reviewed by KathryneSep 2020

  • "The host's were very pleasant, helpful, and our welcome cakes and biscuit most appreciated."

    Thank you , Liz and Ian,

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "A wonderful host showing Caithness at it's most welcoming best."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Greeted by pleasant, friendly owner; scones, jam and shortbread biscuits on the kitchen table when we went in - very thoughtful little touch."

    Many useful leaflets and brochures available, and two current magazines. There was a village shop 50 yards away. Location great for visiting the far North of Scotland. Quiet location. Comfortable house. We had a great holiday, and would return to Scotland.

    Reviewed by LeighSep 2019

  • "A good place to stay, a local shop and pub."

    Proprietor and locals very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2019

  • "We arrived to a warm welcome from the owner who took time to show us around the cottage."

    She had also provided us with some lovely homemade buns and some biscuits and jam. We felt very much at home from the first day. The cottage is generally comfortable and well equipped but my husband found the sofa a little uncomfortable. Having said that, the Scottish weather was very kind to us and we spent a great deal of time out and about. Would we return? Yes!

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    You don’t need to take anything, plenty of kitchen pots,pans and cutlery, plenty of towels in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "Hazel made us most welcome and it felt like we were staying in a friends cottage."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Beautiful area."

    Lovely welcome with afternoon tea awaiting us on our arrival......delicious home-baking! Before venturing out to explore, do read the excellent info file compiled by Hazel.....just beside the t.v. J, A & E Christie

    Reviewed by JessieMay 2019

  • "Wonderful time at Granny’s cottage."

    .. Hazel and Morris made us feel so welcome , bonus of scones, cakes and jam ... Yummy ! Great location and we did Route 500 ..

    Reviewed by DouglasOct 2018

  • "We would recommend Granny's Cottage to anyone looking to enjoy a holiday in this area."

    There was everything we'd have expected and more besides. There were even some delightful home made cakes left for us to enjoy. Fantastic. Our only suggestion would be to include wifi

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2018

  • "We had a most enjoyable 3 nights at Granny's."

    cottage we had a lovely welcome from Hazel when we arrived with a welcome ray of homemade scones & jam etc .Hazel and hubbie Morry were very informative of the areas around Dunbeath and further which was a great help .We hope to be back to Grannys cottage sooner than later. Granny's Cottage is an ideal base fore touring north east and west of Scotland

    Reviewed by VirginiaMay 2018

  • "Lovely welcome by owner Mrs Lindsay and comfortable house ideal as a base."

    Reviewed by AtholOct 2016

  • "Perfect for touring."

    Best of both coast`s East and west

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2016

  • "Enjoyed meeting our hosts , very friendly and helpful ."

    Caithness , wonderful , lots to see and do .

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "Great location."

    Able to enjoy walks from the door and lots to see in the area. Helpful, friendly owners.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2016

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The property

A charming stone terraced cottage situated in the friendly village of Dunbeath on the north east coast of Scotland.

This Caithness cottage enjoys a pleasant outlook and central location and is ideal for a small group of friends or couples who want to explore the stunning north east coastline.

Spacious throughout, this Dunbeath cottage is set over two floors with the first floor offering two sunny bedrooms and a bathroom, whilst the pleasant kitchen with dining area and lovely sitting room are on the ground floor.

To the front of this Dunbeath cottage on the opposite side of a road, is a pretty and very private garden, a real suntrap and an ideal place for a quiet morning cup of coffee whilst planning the day’s events.

A short stroll away is Dunbeath’s shop, pub/restaurant, heritage centre and harbour, and this Caithness cottage makes a wonderful base for walkers, fishermen and wildlife lovers who wish to explore the far north of Scotland.

Nearby Helmsdale offers enhanced facilities for both dining out and shopping and a visit to the Timespan Museum and Arts Centre gives an insight into the colourful history of the village and the surrounding area.

A comfortable and homely Dunbeath cottage in a truly unique and beautiful area ensuring a great holiday for all!


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with electric shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • No Wifi
  • Electric fire in each room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Coast 5 mins walk
  • Note: The front garden is opposite the cottage and is accessed via a road
  • Note: Children under 16 years old are not accepted at this property
  • Note: Check-in 5pm.

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About the location


Helmsdale 15 miles; John o'Groats 37 miles.

Dunbeath is situated on the south east side of Caithness and is famous for being the birthplace of the famous author Neil Gunn who based many of his novels on and around the Dunbeath area. Rich in history, this area boasts numerous Iron Age Brochs, plus at one time Dunbeath was a booming fishing village with up to a 100 boats operating from the harbour, whilst today it offers a shop, pub and an excellent community museum located in the old village school. The A9 gives easy access along this rugged and dramatic coastline and the larger village of Helmsdale lies to the south just a short drive away, whilst to the north are numerous pretty coastal villages with John O'Groats being just 37 miles away.

Note: Children under 16 years old are not accepted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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