Roegnster

Castletown near Thurso, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 937927)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Bagshaw
    March 2017
    “Absolute peace. Thank you for ...”
    Absolute peace. Thank you for taking the dogs.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

Castletown 3.1 miles.

Occupying a slightly elevated position and approached by a long private driveway this pretty stone cottage has amazing far-reaching views and is situated near the village of Castletown.

A real 'get away from it all' location ensuring privacy, peace and relaxation.

This cottage would be ideal for a couple, a family group or group of friends who want to spend time together enjoying the natural unspoilt beauty of Caithness.

Retaining its original flagstone floors this deceptively spacious cottage has a cosy sitting/dining room where guests can relax in comfort and the well-equipped kitchen is ideal for preparing tasty meals.

There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin room and a spacious shower room, everything you need!

The large surrounding garden is neat and well maintained and strategically placed benches ensure that visitors can enjoy the best of the sunshine as it moves around the cottage.

There is a large storage shed to the rear of the cottage where cycles, rods and other equipment can safely be left.

The area is indeed wonderful for both walkers and cyclists as the long straight quiet single track roads are ideal and the views are ever changing with the different weather patterns.

Wildlife spotters will be very happy here so a good pair of binoculars and a camera are very important!

The busy towns of both Thurso and Wick are close by and offer excellent shopping opportunities and of course famous John O'Groats, a further 16 miles north, has to be visited!

This is a special remote cottage in a truly scenic location and will be enjoyed by all.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric stove.

Amenities

  • Electric storage heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with seating areas
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

About the location

CASTLETOWN

Thurso 5.3 miles; John O'Groats 14.2 miles.

Castletown lies close to the north coast of the Highlands of Scotland, five miles from Thurso and features buildings made mostly from the local stone. With a hotel, grocery and butchers the village can cater for all your needs and if you feel like a night off from cooking you can visit the fish and chip shop on your way home. The village’s past can be discovered at the Flagstone Heritage Trail and the Castlehill Heritage Centre. Nearby Thurso is the most northerly town in mainland Scotland and also boasts the country's most northerly railway station! From here guests can take a ferry across to Orkney, leaving from Scrabster harbour just to the west of the town. Orkney is a great place to visit and the ferry crosses regularly throughout the year. If you take your car then remember to book first! Thurso benefits from a pretty seafront location and from here you can see the remains of Thurso Castle. The Caithness Horizons museum is housed in the old Town Hall and is certainly well worth a visit. The newer part of the town benefits from wide streets with Sir John's Square at the centre. It is also situated perfectly for a visit to John O'Groats, which is just 14 miles away and Durness, where Smoo Cave, Cape Wrath and the Durness Golf Course are well worth a visit.