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Duart At The Sea

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Auckengill John O Groats, The Highlands - Caithness & Sutherland Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Non-enclosed rear lawn with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.7 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer available
  • Note: Double sofa bed available on request
  • Note: The property has a locked door leading to the owner's home

The property

John O Groats 6.7 miles.

Duart At The Sea is a charming annex property situated in Auckengill, near John O Groats, in the Highlands.

Right across the coast of the North Sea and offering stunning, uninterrupted sea views, this property sleeps four and is perfect for small groups looking to escape to an idyllic coastal retreat.

Enter into a large hallway where bookworms can pick their holiday read from the library, then head to the open-plan living space and kick their feet up to read on the plush sofas while the rest of the group watches TV in the background.

The fully-equipped kitchen and dining area allow you to sit around the table together to share a meal followed by an intense session of board games.

After a long day out, take a steaming shower or sink into a bath in the spacious bathroom, then head to the bedroom where you’ll be able to watch the sun set below the waves.

A short drive away you can have a hearty meal at The Village Inn pub, or pack your food and head over to Nybster Broch where you can sip on your tea as you watch the waves crash on the harbour and have a wonder through the ruins of the ancient settlement.

In the nearby town of Wick, take a large step through Ebenezer Place, the world’s shortest street (only 2.06m long!), before heading over to Old Pulteney Distillery with its tours offering both a fascinating insight into the workings of Pulteney Distillery and an opportunity to taste their range of single malt whiskies.

If you haven’t quite had enough of stunning landscapes and sea views, make your way to Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

Historians will enjoy a trip to Thurso with its hive of lovely traditional shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, the North Coast Visitor Centre and the exhibitions in its museum, as well as the ruins of Old St Peter’s Church.

Get a taste of the coastal and historical beauties of Scotland at Duart At The Sea.

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-00321-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Orkney 6 miles, Keiss 8.5 miles, Dunnet 11 miles

Surrounded by dramatic, unspoilt scenery of the Scottish Highlands, John o' Groats is a village known for its 'end of the road' location in an area rich in history, culture, wonderful amenities and an abundance of wildlife. There is a Post Office with a village shop, lovely cafés and restaurants for self-catering holidays, whilst walkers will relish the breath-taking coastal paths. Starting at the east of the town, the path leads to Duncansby Head Lighthouse and onto impressive rock stacks called the Stacks of Duncansby. Boat trips are available from John o' Groats for spotting birdlife, seals, dolphins and whales, or explore the surrounding bays and beaches. Orkney is just 6 miles away, with day excursions taking guests to heritage sites of the Standing Stones, the Churchill Barriers and Skara Brae. To the south, Keiss is a small fishing village with the ruins of Old Keiss Castle standing on sheer cliffs overlooking SInclair's Bay, alongside a scenic harbour and attractive beach. Sitting 11 miles west, Dunnet sits on a rugged peninsula and is home to Dunnet Head RSPB, the most northerly point of mainland Britain, as well as a fantastic sandy beach for bathing or water sports. John o' Groats is a fantastic choice for a holiday in the Scottish Highlands, whether it's your base or the start of your adventure along the famous 'End to End' journey to Land's End in England.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas