Why not sit in the comfort of the living room with roaring log burner or look out the window of stunning valley views.
Or stand at the front door and soak up the view of the Rocky coastline, cliffs and surrounding farmland.
The house is only a few minutes drive from the very popular surfing beaches of Farr and Strathy and also near the village of Bettyhill where visitors can go for a dip in the public swimming pool or relax in their steam room or Jacuzzi.
For those guests travelling with young children you are never far from farm animals anyway, but you only have to walk out to the next door neighbour's garden to see chickens, hens, goats, horses and ponys.
Located just off the North Coast 500 tourist route and only a short drive to the ferry terminal to visit Orkney. Near by is the large town of Thurso and further a field is the tourist destination of John O Groats.
Other points of interest nearby are the natural wonder of Smoo Cave, Durness, Dunnethead and Dunnethead Lighthouse (which is the most northerly point of the UK), Cocoa Mountain chocolate factory and beautiful Reay Golf Course.
Our house has passed down through 4 generations of our family and believed to be around 200 years old.
However due to work commitments we don't get to use it as much now, so its time to share this little gem with everyone. This is a traditional crofters house with some modern touches to make your stay more comfortable.
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Full details :
ONE bedroom cottage with bathroom, kitchen and living room. Ideally suited for 2 adults and children.
On viewing the house from the front, the bedroom located on the left of the house and living room on the right. The kitchen is located at the rear of the house and is accessed via the living room or rear entrance.
The bathroom is located adjacent to the front door, off the hallway.
Main Bedroom ****Sleeps up to 4**** King size bed (2 adults), fold down sofa bed (1 adult or 2 children), wardrobe and chest drawers.
Living Room ****Can sleeps up to 2****** Double sofa which pulls out into a sofa bed (1 adults/2 children), second sofa which could be used for sleeping on as an emergency for anyone who might pop over.
Log burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, ipod player, cd player, books, board games and clothes horse for drying those wet items on those damp days ;-)
There is one travel cot and one baby booster feeding seat (straps into dining chair) available for families with young children.
Kitchen - Fold out dining table (4 seats), ceramic hob, oven, washing machine, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, slow cooker , iron & board.
Bathroom - Electric shower, wash hand basin, toilet, hairdryer, shelving area and cupboard, Hoover, bucket and mop.
Outside - Log store, Outside table, 6 chairs, umbrella and washing line. There is a charcoal bbq within the rear shed for use, you will need to bring charcoal.
PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS NO HOUSE PHONE OR WIFI.
The house is located in a valley and most 3G/4G signals do not work within or outside the house. If you are with EE you occasionally get a signal.
PETS - Pets are welcome free of charge, HOWEVER NOT PERMITTED ON FURNITURE (COUCHES AND BEDS). Please respect our home and other guests who may have allergies.
********PLEASE NOTE ANY SIGN OF PETS ON THE FUNRITURE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF DAMAGE DEPOSIT********
This area is crofters land and cattle roam freely and often will enter the garden area, so only well behaved pets are advised to stay here.
NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY WALKING or WHEELCHAIRS.
CHECK IN -1600 hours. If an earlier check in is requested via email it will be considered if the house is available.
CHECK OUT -1200 hours. A later check out can requested and will be considered if there are no other bookings that day.
Cleaning - We request that guests leave our home as they find it. There is plenty of cleaning products within the house to keep the house tidy.
BARS - There are 2 pubs in the nearby village which is about a 5 minutes drive.
SHOPPING - There is only 1 local shop which is about a 5 minute drive/ 45 min walk that you can purchase everyday goods basic goods and alcohol.
Thurso is about 40 minutes drive and there you will find butchers, bakers etc and 3 large supermarkets (Tesco, Lidl and Co-Operative)
Our neighbours have fresh eggs available daily.
DELIVERY - Groceries can be purchased online with Tesco and delivered to the house. Prices for delivery range from £2 to 8.
Jayne and Isabel