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Toftingall Farm Cottage

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Watten, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "A nice cottage to use as a base to explore the highlands"

    Reviewed by Kane5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is the original definition of being 'in the middle of nowhere' and on initial view inside it seems to be caught in a time warp of at least 40 years, but after a while I realised that it's really a cosy country cottage."

    The kitchen has been modernised, the bathroom was a good standard and the beds were comfortable. Especially because of the complete darkness at night, it allowed for a good sleep. Overall it was like staying in a Grandmother's cottage, but with modern conveniences.

    Reviewed by Natalie3.8Aug 2023

  • "Loft bedrooms had radiators but no control knobs, so children cold."

    The cooker was very dated and dangerous as the hot plates did not light up, therefore they could look off but still be hot, the grill did not show red either. The lack of a bulb in the outside light fitting was also dangerous as the two very steep steps down to the garden are very slippery, so night time was a hazard.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jul 2023

  • "We only stayed one night!"

    !! Found cottage in a bit of a state,dishes had not been washed,windows would not lock,we opened one and took us 20 mins to shut,as it was skew wiff!!! Final straw was when we had wood lice come thru window sill in kitchen. Sorry but I cannot recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Allan1.3Jun 2023

  • "Lovely welcoming host, the cottage had everything you could ever want, extremely homely, good base for exploring."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a lovely place to stay, the welcome was great."

    We loved the location a great place to get to places from and nice to come back to after a busy day. Bonus was getting to feed the lambs.

    Reviewed by E5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable and cosy accommodation - clean and tidy on arrival, with basics in the fridge and cupboards to make a cuppa."

    Working sheep farm location which only added to the experience, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic week in Caithness and Toftingall Farm was the perfect base for our excursions."

    The cottage was clean, warm, spacious and comfortable and ideal for anyone travelling with dogs. Staying on a working farm at lambing time was a highlight and would be a great experience for families and children who have not experienced this before. The property owner, Liz, was very welcoming and we loved being shown around the new born lambs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 2 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Shared front courtyard and use of owner's garden across the lane
  • 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
  • Note: The single bedrooms have sloping ceilings
  • Note: This property is situated next door to the owner's own home on a working farm, so expect machinery and animals

The property

Resting on a working farm, next door to the owner's own home in the Watten countryside of the Scottish Highlands is this semi-detached farmhouse, Toftingall Farm Cottage.

Perfect for families or friends sharing, the cottage has a homely décor and all the appliances you need for a relaxing self-catered stay at any time of year.

As you arrive, off-road parking greets you, before making your way into your home-from-home for the break.

Enter the kitchen/diner and rustle up a heart-warming meal for your group using the electric oven and hob, before sitting down to indulge with a glass of wine at the dining table.

When you're full and ready to settle down, make your way into the sitting room to watch the TV or flick through one of the books provided.

Get some rest before a day of exploring in one of four bedrooms; the ground floor is home to a double with ample storage for your belongings, and a twin with a characterful feature fireplace.

Upstairs, two single rooms complete the bedrooms, with sloping ceilings and pleasant furnishings, perfect for teenagers or friends.

Completing the interior of the cottage is a family bathroom, giving you the option of a quick shower after a day at the coast or walking through the beautiful countryside, or a long soak after a more challenging day of discovering your surroundings.

Toftingall Farm Cottage is a homely farmhouse for a peaceful break with loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1102053 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 £450.

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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.