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Stemster School House Apartment

Stemster near Halkirk, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 932359)

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  • Sleeps 4

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  • Bathrooms 1

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


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  • Mr Bush

    “What a lovely apartment and lovely area and the hosts Tim and su where lovely”

The property

Halkirk 3 miles.

This cosy and well-presented first floor apartment is situated next to the owner's own home, but is totally private with its own entrance hall and stairs.

You will immediately appreciate the bright and airy accommodation and the fabulous open views from the many windows.

Ideal for a couple or small group of friends, the apartment has a generous bedroom with a zip/link super king-size double bed, which can be turned into a twin room if required.

There is a neat and well-equipped kitchen, a cosy shower room and a spacious open plan sitting/dining room where meals can be enjoyed together around the table and you can relax at the end of an active day.

This area of unspoilt natural beauty has beautiful, far-reaching views over farmland and a gentle pace of life.

This is a paradise for fishermen with different venues available locally and you can make use of the garage for storing rods and tackle, drying room and freezer space at the apartment.

The owner's are keen golfers and can give you details of four local courses.

The rugged Caithness coastline is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers, with dolphins in the sea and eagles overhead!

Nearby, Halkirk has good local facilities and enhanced services are available in the town of Thurso, just seven miles away.

This is a great base for touring the remote Northern Highlands of Scotland, with its quiet roads and friendly locals, and Orkney is just a short boat trip away.

With lots to see and do, returning to this lovely apartment at the end of a busy day will be simply bliss!


  • All first floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with sofa bed (pictured) and dining area
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer on request in garage, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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
  • Bike storage
  • Shared lawned side garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Property above a garage, which is used for storage
  • Note: The owner can wash laundry, by arrangement and at extra cost
  • Note: Mobile reception can be limited and WiFi suitable for general use but not for streaming
  • Note: Open tread stairs in property; may not be suitable for young children
  • Note: Sloping ceilings throughout
  • Note: Small stream to side of property, children to be supervised.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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