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Church Court Cottage

Halkirk near Thurso, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 5326)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


16 Customer Reviews

  • "Fridge had no light or door storage(broken), kitchen flooring was damaged, kitchen walls were marked and dirty, some kitchen cupboard door knobs missing, replaced shower cubicle tiles were unfinished, cracked floor tiles, no cover on shower drain, shower cubicle door handle corroding, bathroom sink drain plunger broken, no instructions re bins, how to leave bedding etc."

    Generally the cottage needs some tlc. We have rented cottages through you before and have been very happy but this was very disappointing and expensive in comparison!

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "It was a great cottage that we stayed in and during the day travelled to visit areas we wanted to see."

    Near to the cottage is a great shop where we could buy our meals and cook them in the cottage. It was great to relax and eat them.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "The property was very clean and location good however I have some concerns about things that could easily be rectified."

    There was no information sheet or instructions on where power switches were for the shower, cooker etc or any other essential information. The bathroom tiles are badly cracked and will harbour germs. Kitchen needs new sealant at back of sink splashback, lino floor cracked. The toilet seat was broken. The cold water tap in the kitchen was very hard to turn on and when managed it the tap made a high vibrating, thudding noise. There were other areas and overall I rate the property tired and needs some TLC, not worth the money paid. The neighbours at Number 2 were very friendly and helpful, a delightful couple.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "The cottage was nice and clean."

    It does need a bit of TLC. The kitchen was well stock but the cabinet door was missing, the fridge water dispenser leaked all over the kitchen floor, the cold water pipe made a really funny noise. And the master bedroom bed needs to be replace.The patio chairs also need replacing. But most of all they need to write a mad with diagrams to show where the cottage is situated. It took us ½ hrs to find it, and it is a very small village. We did have a peaceful and nice time. It is close to a lot of visitors attraction, but a lot are closed. You can still find some stuff to do.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Location of the cottage is not correct on the Booking."

    Com website

    Reviewed by ThijsAug 2019

  • "We think it could be better if the photos reflect the property although we had a ..."

    We think it could be better if the photos reflect the property although we had a wonderful stay our 2 children had to share the bottom bed as we did not realise it was a bunk bed both sleepwalk it was my fault as I did not read small print just saw second bedroom double and single but on the whole ok

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in Halkirk."

    We had a nice comfortable stay and would recommend to others. We were appreciative of the owner letting us bring the cat as we are waiting to move into our new home.

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2018

  • "WiFi would be a bonus, but the cottage itself is warm, comfortable, clean and more than adequate for our needs."

    Reviewed by MicheleOct 2018

  • "Loved the ease of website and booking."

    Some great properties to choose from. Description was very accurate. A very comfortable home from home cottage which the whole family enjoyed. Contact from the owner was great too, key collection easy and a nice welcome text/departure text.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2018

  • "Liked the homely feel of the place and although we didn't have the best of weather the decking area was great."

    The cottage had everything we could need. The living room was full of books and even had some informative leaflets about the area. Not least was the monopoly which was fun. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2015

  • "We had a relaxing, pleasant and enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2013

  • "Church Court Cottage was the perfect base for us as we like to travel around."

    It had a great home-from-home feel for us. A perfect little cottage.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2013

  • "The cottage had a home-from-home feeling."

    It was in a tranquil location and within walking distance of local amenities.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2013

  • "The most comfortable and well equipped cottage we have stayed in."

    Mr JackmanApr 2013

  • "Accommodation was really good!"


    Reviewed by AlexanderFeb 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."

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2012

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The property

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.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 5135, together they sleep 9.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (double on bottom, single on top)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • 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 with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Please note: the property is suitable for a maximum of 4 guests (including infants)

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About the location


Thurso 6 miles; Wick 16 miles; John O’Groats 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 a 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 birdwatching. There are also several more amenities in Thurso just a short drive away.

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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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