4.5★ Very good Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 15 Customer Reviews "Couldn’t get any hot water even though I followed the instructions for it." We left a day early as it wasn’t as advertised There weren’t any views and it was quite a bleak little area. We are very sorry our guests were disappointed with their stay. Normally the housekeeper goes back to the cottage an hour or so before the guests arrive to put a light on and some heating. She would also boost the hot water and switch the timer on. However the guests arrived over an hour before the agreed time and the housekeeper had no access to undertake this. It may also have been the fact that the clients wanted to have baths and use the washing machine on arrival. The smart meter recorded three times the daily usage therefore they must have had and used a significant amount of hot water. We are not sure what we have missed in the advertising of the property. The brief is detailed and comprehensive and was created in conjunction with Sykes. Property Owner Reviewed by AndreaNov 2021 "Very comfortable, well equipped and great for exploring." Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021 "This cottage is well located for local amenities and tourist attractions." Reviewed by KarenJul 2021 "Cottage was well equipped and relatively clean." Location nice and quite about 10 min walk from the shop and pub. Neighbours nice and friendly. We had a nice relaxing week away just what we needed. Reviewed by TonySep 2020 "I was in self-isolation for the full 14 days." Luckily the cottage was very cosy and the neighbours extremely friendly! I have to return to do the siteseeing and I defenatly will book this cottage again next time!!! Reviewed by BrendaAug 2020 "Halkirk is a very quiet and peaceful village." The residents are very friendly allowing us to pick vegetables from the communal garden near to the cottage. During our week we caught salmon, panned some gold and had some excellent meals at the Ulbster Arms Hotel. Reviewed by ChrisJul 2020 "One small thing I would move the toilet roll holder, a large person will knock it off the wall." For us the cottage was perfect, quiet at night a good parking area, good neighborly people about village, thanks for a great week. William Reviewed by WilliamJul 2019 "Perfect location, quiet, & peaceful." Village amenities were very good. Larger supermarkets, butchers, fishmongers etc just 10 minutes away. Reviewed by JuliaJul 2019 "Loved the quiet location and parking area was good ,house was very comfortable really enjoyed our stay" Reviewed by JohnJun 2019 "I forgot to take home my young dog's tray." I left it on one of the kitchen chairs whilst sweeping the floor in the kitchen. I phoned the owner (Kevin) to ask if the cleaning lady had noticed it, he said she'd put it into the outside bin for collection. I was not happy with this as I would have thought they would have made contact with me to see if I wanted it back before putting it out in the rubbish bin. It was in good condition. Fortunately Kevin said that if I could buy another tray he would pay the cost back to me. My mother and I enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was very comfortable and homely. The weather after the first 3 days could have been better. Not much we can do about that though! Reviewed by Ann-mariaMay 2019 "Stunning coastline." Drive along the north coast into Sutherland really amazing. Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2019 "Accommodation was very comfortable, clean and well equipped." Only improvement would be the beds, the mattresses were very soft and the beds creecked. Reviewed by ChrisJul 2018 "Lovely cottage suitable for touring north coast from but not ideal for sitting outside relaxing." . All we needed was there... quiet area. Reviewed by CarolynAug 2017 "Very comfortable cottage every thing on hand that you required, clean and comfortable one problem was that the washing machine would not spin or empty the water had to do this by hand left a note to this effect when we left not by any means a upset to our holiday, Looking at your photo of the rear of the property you get the impression that there is a grassed garden in fact the small area is over the fence again not an upset as there are plenty walks for our two dogs only if the weather prevents you walking the dogs at the playing field." Again not an upset . A very enjoyable stay thank you. Reviewed by DouglasOct 2016 "The location of the property was perfect for touring the beautiful surrounding areas that are basically on your doorstep." The northern highlands seem to have their own identity which seems to mark them out for wanting to tour and see as much of them as possible. The very remoteness of this part of Scotland which takes you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living is in itself a big bonus along with amazing scenery, quiet roads and lots of fresh air! There's also some good nice beaches within short driving distances from the property, Thurso and Wick are really worth visiting for some nice restaurants or if some retail therapy is needed. We would certainly come again. Reviewed by DavidSep 2016 Show more Summary All ground floor Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk (double on bottom, single on top) Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen with dining area Sitting room with electric fire. Electric central heating with electric fire Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, 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 Front enclosed patio with furniture Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 10 mins walk No washing machine in property but there is a launderette close by if needed Note - Property only accepts 1 dog and is not able to accommodate any more The property This well-presented, semi-detached cottage is conveniently located in the friendly village of Halkirk in the beautiful Northern Highlands. Furnished to a good standard, this single-storey Halkirk cottage is an ideal retreat for a small family or group of friends who will appreciate the easy access to the stunning countryside just on their doorstep. There are two bedrooms in this Highland cottage, a double and a spacious triple bunk room, plus a smart fitted kitchen/diner. This Halkirk holiday home is very well equipped, and the stylish sitting room has a picture window looking out over open fields. There is a small secluded garden at this cottage in Halkirk offering an excellent spot for some quiet reading or a morning coffee whilst planning the day's activities. Halkirk has good local facilities with quality restaurants, a selection of shops and a golf course, and for fishermen, the River Thurso runs through the village, famous for its salmon fishing. This Highland cottage is a great base for touring the remote north Highlands, and visiting towns such as Thurso, Wick and John O'Groats, the most northerly village on mainland Britain, just 25 miles away. There is so much to see and do, so at the end of a busy day, return to this welcoming Halkirk cottage to relax and unwind. Note: This property is next to Ref. 5326, and together they sleep 9. View on map About the location HALKIRK 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.