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Star Croft

(Ref. 1102053)

Watten, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • friendly (2)
  • plenty (2)
  • quiet (2)
  • helpful (2)
  • great (2)
  • owner (2)

3 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and cosy little cottage."

    Nice and rural for a quiet stay. Ideal for the dogs. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a quiet break away with plenty of great walks. Host Liz was lovely and welcoming and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Cavan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great property , everything you could possibly need."

    Very friendly owner who propped in to see us on our first day to check everything was in order. Great area to explore and plenty of walking close by

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautifull surroundings so peaceful and safe for my dog as a rescue he needs ..."

    Beautifull surroundings so peaceful and safe for my dog as a rescue he needs quiet and calm surroundings I would happily live there owner of property very friendly and helpful will defiantly be back if they will have us

    Reviewed by Teressa5.0Sep 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with gravelled area and bench
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 5 miles
  • Note: This property is on a working farm so pets must be kept on a lead in the immediate area, and care to be taken in the surrounding areas due to livestock

The property

Star Croft is a pleasant, single-storey farm cottage resting in Watten, Highlands and boasting vast farmland views.

With peaceful surroundings and the owner's working in the background, this property is ideal for couples, a solo traveller, or even a small family to escape to the Scottish countryside.

Drive up the track and arrive at the cottage, to be welcomed by off-road parking, making it easy to unload your belongings.

Step into the open-plan living space, home to all you need for a delightful self-catered stay.

Utilise the kitchen to whip up hearty meals before settling down at the dining table to plan a day of adventures.

From here, sink into the sofas and flick through the TV channels or curl up with a good book as the evening draws to a close.

As your eyes grow tired, make your way to the bedrooms, a double and a single, each with plenty of storage, to rest your head before another day of exploring.

Wake up in the morning and freshen up in the bathroom, before taking a hot cup of coffee outside to enjoy the garden.

The enclosed garden enjoys uninterrupted views, ideal for a moment of peace while your four-legged friends stretch their legs.

Treat yourself to an idyllic break at Star Croft.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 934678 together sleeping 9 guests.

EPC Rating: Band B

Toftingall Farm Cottages

Situated in the idyllic countryside of the Scottish Highlands hamlet of Watten is this charming duo of cottages, Toftingall Farm Cottages. Enjoying superb countryside surroundings and the appeal of the owner's own very large working farm, the cottages provide a wonderful escape to a scenic area at any time of year. The cottages rest one mile apart, making them fantastic for multi-generational families or a group of friends, allowing both privacy and unity for a wonderful self-catered break. The immediate area is perfectly suited for walking and cycling, while further activities including horse riding and climbing, can be found within easy reach of the farm. There are many charming villages and hamlets in the area, such as Halkirk, as well as coastal areas and slightly more built-up towns where you can stock up on essentials or dine out should you want a break from cooking, such as Thurso. Take advantage of the stunning landscapes in the area and venture a little further to the coast. Whaligoe Steps makes a lovely day of walking in the fresh sea air, while Ulbster Alpaca Trekking is a unique experience not to be missed. History buffs can spend a day discovering Cairn of Get, or an afternoon at the Dunbeath Heritage Museum. Savour the sea views and varying terrains of Nybster Broch, or head north from the cottages and visit the grand Duncansby Head Lighthouse and stroll around the Castle & Gardens of Mey. Whether you tour the area or unwind with your loved ones, Toftingall Farm Cottages is the perfect choice for a break in the picture-perfect Scottish Highlands.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Wick 8 miles; Thurso 12.5 miles.

Watten is a small hamlet situated in the far north of Scotland in the Caithness area. It is an area of wide open spaces with small single track roads leading from village to village. Watten is situated between the busy towns of Thurso and Wick and is famous for its large loch which boasts an abundance of brown trout and permits can be obtained locally during the fishing season. The small village itself has a busy local pub/restaurant aptly named 'The Brown Trout' and a Post Office. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and wildlife watchers and its close proximity to Wick is ideal for shopping and dining out.