Self-catered Cottage Thurso
A beautiful holiday cottage built in 1861 with a large enclosed garden right in the centre of Thurso. This bespoke home has everything you could need for a cosy stay on the north coast of mainland Scotland and the perfect stop for a trip round the famous NC500.
Just a short walk from the house you can enjoy a lovely breakfast in one of Thurso's great spots to grab a bite to eat.
There is free Wifi in the cottage
The house comes with a large, beautiful, secluded garden
There is a washing machine in the cottage which you are welcome to use
There is a taxi company on the same street as the cottage which will take you to any of the attractions in Caithness.
There is SKY television which also allows you to login to your Netflix profile.
THINGS TO DO
The Castle of Mey, a big crowd-puller for its Queen Mother connections, is 6 miles west of John O’Groats. The exterior is grand but inside it feels domestic and everything is imbued with the Queen Mum's character.
Wolfburn is the northernmost whisky distillery in mainland Scotland. With a deep and exciting history well worth exploring, the multi-award winning Wolfburn is now available worldwide in over 20 countries.
Dating from between 4000 BC and 2500 BC, these burial chambers are hidden in long, low mounds rising from an evocatively lonely moor. You can enter the main chamber, but must first crawl into the well-preserved Round Cairn
There's something rather fetching about this small-batch distillery on the main road through Dunnet. The very tasty Rock Rose gin and Holy Grass vodka are made here, using botanicals grown out front in a rockery and under a little biodome. It's best to book tours in advance.
Three miles northeast of Wick is the magnificently located clifftop ruin of Castle Sinclair. It's a short walk from a car park, with some interpretative signboards along the way.
Though the most northerly point in mainland Britain is nearby Dunnet Head, John O’ Groats is one end of the longest distance between two points on the British mainland. The other point, of course, is Land’s End. Many charity cycle runs or walks begin and end here.
Andy is one of the nicest hosts to have accommodated us via Airbnb. His property is spotless and the stylish decor ensures it is a home away from home, we won’t be staying anywhere else when we visit our Thurso family! Thank you Andy! - Lauren