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2 Thurdistoft Farm Cottage

Thurso, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1026387)

4.8

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage set on a working farm."

    We couldn’t fault the cottage and the area is simply spectacular, wide open beaches with miles of sand perfect for a relaxing week with our collie, Rosie. George the owner was happy to chat and told us stories of when his father ran the farm during the war. It was a pleasure to listen to him and his ideas for modernising the way they farm, and we loved the short tour of the farmhouse he gave us. On top of all that George had left us many samples of local produce including some Gin and Whiskey, plus a full bowl of fruit, coffee pods and breakfast cereals, we really couldn’t have asked for more. If you’re looking for a quiet, totally relaxing week away from it all this is the place, we loved it and will be back next time we come north.

    Reviewed by ShaunSep 2021

  • "The cottage is a mile and half from the town on Castletown which was further than we thought."

    However, the view from the cottage compensated for this.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully and carefully refurbished and well equipped."

    The fresh fruit, breakfast essentials and samples of local spirits were an unexpected bonus and much appreciated. George was ever so hospitable and quick to respond to requests. The cottage was amazingly clean. The beach is visible from the lounge window and stunning to view and walk or run on but if swimming is your plan a wetsuit is essential!

    Reviewed by HJul 2021

  • "Really nice accommodation lovely welcome package and great location ."

    Only issue - we had originally planned to go with two others fortunately plans changed as it would have been cramped for four , almost nowhere to put bags or cases.

    Reviewed by Mark & AstridJul 2021

  • "The farm is a lovely quiet location with glorious views."

    The accommodation was big enough for the two of us and very comfortable. Plenty of helpful notices regarding Covid precautions and the property was very clean. Nice little extra touches with the food and fruit and the complimentary local gin vodka and malt whisky were so good, we bought some from the local distillery. The location is 10 minutes from Thurso and very convienient for the NC500. George popped in to check we were happy with everything shortly after our arrival. I am allergic to some dogs, but I had no issues staying in a property that obviously caters for dogs. We would highly recommend trying a holiday here.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "We had a great stay at the cottage and felt safe and welcome."

    It is very clean and the extra instructions were clear and easy to do. The location is good for Thurso or Wick area and we weren’t planning to walk to any pubs or restaurants or anything anyway. We had some “Scottish” weather during our week but found walks every day within a 30 minute drive to take in the absolutely beautiful scenery. The cottage is warm and cosy and dog friendly - although the stairs were too tall for my short legged westie to manage on his own

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation and a great host."

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless."

    Had all the amenities we were looking for. Had left milk, bread, fruit and some samples of the local produce. It, literally was a home from home. Will definitely book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2020

  • "George was fantastic."

    Our car needed looked at a day after we arrived and after calling 4-5 garages to try and get someone to look at it unsuccessfully, i tried George to see if he could recommend anyone. He did and got everything sorted the next morning. The cottage was a great location to tour around and would definitely consider going back ☺️

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2020

  • "We stayed in both cottages, the first week in no."

    2, then in no. 1. Both cottages felt very much like a home away from home and were very clean. It was very quiet there and it is possible to see the sea from some of the upper windows. It is only a 3 mins drive to the beautiful beach. The large kitchen is well equipped and has a proper kitchen table with four chairs, an oven, a microwave, a fridge and freezer, a dishwasher and a de gusto coffee machine. The goodies, that we found when we arrived were very much appreciated - thank you very much George and Baiba for these. These included milk, butter, bread, jam, fruit and more. We also found oil, salt, pepper, plenty of de Gusto coffee and tea as well as some other goodies. George was most helpful with advice and directions without being obtrusive. We will miss our few chats. The sitting room with open beams had a comfy sofa and two comfy chairs with foot stools as well as a wood burning stove. All rooms had well functioning radiators and the en-suite bathrooms were beautiful and the well working towel rail was much appreciated. There was even a dog bed and bowls in case that you had forgotten your own. The dog walking area is large and our dog enjoyed it. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by JOHNAug 2020

  • "We felt the experience was greatly enhanced by the owner, George Campbell, who came to welcome us personally, and who told us so much about his own and his family's history in the area."

    He was helpful, warm and charming. The convenience of the location of the cottage (its proximity to the wonderful local beach, within easy walking distance) and the view from the lounge window upstairs were not mentioned in the description, but certainly added to the pleasure of our stay. It is an excellent location from which to explore the Caithness area. The generous welcome pack was an unexpected and much appreciated delight, after the long drive to get there.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

  • "A big thank you to George the cottage was fantastic had everything you need in ..."

    A big thank you to George the cottage was fantastic had everything you need in it we will be back what a great place and beautiful area of the country

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2020

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Thurdistoft Farm Cottages

Two traditional, semi-detached cottages full of character and charm, with country and coastal views, rest with the historical area of Caithness, 9 miles from the town of Thurso. Set on a working farm in a remote area surrounded by grazing animals, these cottages offer a tranquil retreat for families or couples. Lovingly restored by the owners, the cottages are bursting with traditional features such as the original beams, exposed stone walls and quarry stone tiling. The cottages, which are sat next to each other, rest in an enclosed lawned garden, which is surrounded by some lovely countryside and farmland. The garden offers a tranquil spot to enjoy a meal or drink in the evening, after a day of exploring the delights of the area. A short drive into Thurso will give you access to a selection of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and many independent shops! For an action-packed day out, catch a ferry over to Mainland, the main island of Orkney where you will be greeted with beautiful views and 5,000 year old prehistoric monuments. These cottages are in the perfect location for a small family wanting to explore the north of Scotland and its surrounding settings, ideal for walking, exploring and all-round fun.

The property

This calming retreat enjoys a rural location in Northern Scotland, providing a tranquil escape for families and friends.

Discover the inviting sitting room, complete with comfortable seating and an alluring woodburning stove set in a feature fireplace, so you unwind after a day of exploring the rugged outdoors.

Make use of well-equipped kitchen to prepare your meals, before gathering round the dining table to some family time together.

Escape to Northern Scotland in this sleepy cottage, Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 1013672, together they sleep 8.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Outside garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, and pub with food 2 miles
  • Dunnet Beach 0.5 miles
  • Please note: No fouling in the garden, there is a communal field to walk dogs, please keep dogs on a lead
  • Note: May not be suitable for those with limited mobility. There is a pet supplement of £40 per dog per week (please note they are to be kept off all furniture and remain downstairs at all times)
  • Regrettably cats cannot be accepted at this property.

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About the location

THURSO

John O' Groats 14 miles, Wick 20.4 miles.

Thurso is the most northerly town in mainland Scotland and also boasts the country's most northerly railway station! Guests can take a ferry across to Orkney. John O'Groats Ferries offer the popular day trip package of ferry and tour. Orkney is a great place to visit and the ferry crosses regularly throughout the year from Scrabster and Gills Bay. If you take your car then remember to book first! Another great place to visit is the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey, why not walk around the stunning gardens or take the children to the animal farm! Thurso benefits from a pretty seafront location and from here you can see the remains of Thurso Castle. The newer part of the town benefits from wide streets with Sir John's Square at the centre. The town offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and hotels and everything that visitors to the area could possibly need. The Dunnet beach is a fantastic beach to visit! 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.

There is a pet supplement of £40 per dog per week (please note they are to be kept off all furniture and remain downstairs at all times). Regrettably cats cannot be accepted at this property.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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