• About Gladstone Cottage

    Situated 800 yards to a sandy beach with many attractions and amenities within easy reach. Ideal for surfing, fishing and golf.

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      Cottage

    • Asset 46

      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Winter short breaks
      Winter short breaks
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Walk-in shower/bath
      Walk-in shower/bath
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Situated 800 yards to a sandy beach with many attractions and amenities within easy reach. Ideal for surfing fishing and golf. All on ground floor Living room with patio doors leading to garden. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Dressing room with walk-in shower. Separate toilet. \n Gas CH and elec inc £5 per day or £30 per week Oct-Mar. Bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Mwave. Wmachine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Ample parking. NB Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms.\n This attractive ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a stone cottage situated in the village of Castletown which is on the North Coast 500. Its high ceilings original wooden shutters and cottage garden grassed area outside the main garden provides space for dogs’ exercise all add to its charm. Four miles of sandy beach adjoins the fishing harbour 800 yards from the property. Sea angling and loch fishing are available. Known for its unspoilt beaches and wide variety of wildlife and at certain times of year the Northern Lights are visible. Central to many surfing locations golf courses fishing and the Castle of Mey 8 miles. Take a day-trip to the Orkney Isles. An all weather short mat bowling green is available for guests to use. Shop pub and restaurant 200 yards. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/107/840/10750647.jpg W41543

    Gladstone Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.5 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.5

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.5

    Location

    9.5

    Cleanliness

    9.9

    Value for money

    9.8

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    10
    out of 10

    We spent a very enjoyable January week at the cottage. Jan and Alan were perfect hosts. The cottage is located in a quiet village, Castletown, on the north coast, very convenient if you are doing the North Coast 500. The property is typical of the thick stone-walled cottages built in the 19th. century. It was warm, very clean, with gas-fired central heating. In the lounge, there was also a gas fire should the Scottish winter start to bite. However, I understand that this part of Scotland is favoured by the Gulf Stream, so does not experience the ravages of the higher ground. The kitchen was well furnished with all you would need. There was a separate shower room with a large (double sized!) shower. The duvet was absolutely brilliant, thick and warm. In the lounge, Jan told us to shuffle the furniture as we wished, which we did so we could snuggle into the comfortable sofa and watch tv on the winter nights. Wi-fi was provided, with good reception. There was also good mobile phone reception. At the side of the property, accessed by a door from the lounge, was a large, well kept, garden where our dogs could run off their excess energy. In summer, it would be ideal for a few beers, or even a wee dram. There are several distilleries locally with excellent single malt whiskeys, and gin and vodka with their own 'special organics'. Beautiful! There is an excellent butcher in the village. We were there just before Burns Night, and the array of haggis dishes was impressive. We treated ourselves to Aberdeen Angus sirloin. Mmmmm! There is also a Fish 'n' Chip shop down the road serving delicious haddock, amongst other things, and an off-licence/general store. Want to eat out? There is a dog-friendly pub just down the road. The cottage is convenient for the distinctive landmarks John o'Groats, and Dunnet Head. Castletown does, however, have its own claim to fame as the original mass-producer of stone flags, shipped world-wide, with its own picturesque harbour. The Heritage Centre and walk are worth a visit. There is another harbour, at Gill's Bay, just a few miles up the road where you can book a day-trip across to Orkney on the Pentland ferry. Well worth the trip, but check the wind direction. Southerly winds are the best, westerly the worst. The catamaran vessel has a 'sun deck' where dogs are allowed, and so do not have to stay in the car. This is a property I would love to visit again.

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    2020-01-26

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely little cottage. Perfect base for touring or walking from. Lovely hosts who are always available to help. Would definitely stay there again.

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    2019-12-11

    10
    out of 10

    Fab cottage, Jan & Alan are the best, so accommodating, provided everything you could wish for and more. So clean and comfortable. Our two dogs were also treated as royalty, loved the whole experience. Will come back xx

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    2019-10-25

    8
    out of 10

    There are not many places for just two people and most seem to be cramped - but not here! Gladstone Cottage is great value for money, There is plenty of space and it is warm and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. There was even a comfortable dog bed for Purdy our dog to use.

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    2019-10-15

    9
    out of 10

    Comfortable, warm and welcoming near a beautiful part of the coast.

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    2019-09-13

    10
    out of 10

    So close to so many beautiful places. The owners were lovely, everything you could want, to explore wonderful beaches and wonderful scenery.

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    2019-09-08

    10
    out of 10

    Received really warm welcome to a lovely, comfortable & well equipped cottage. Nothing was too much trouble for Jan & Alan. Well situated for exploring East & West & lovely beach within walking distance. Thoroughly recommend.

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    2019-08-13

    9
    out of 10

    We enjoyed our holiday in the cottage, which was spotless on arrival and we were welcomed by the owner, who lives next door. A dog bed, bowls and treats were left for the dogs, saving us having to bring them with us. The enclosed garden was a bonus. Tea, coffee etc was provided. There was lots to explore in the area, but unfortunately we had to leave early due to me having unexpected sciatica, meaning I couldn't walk far. WE would definitely use the cottage again.

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    2019-07-18

    10
    out of 10

    The cottage is an excellent base for visiting the far north of mainland Scotland, and close too to ferries to the Orkneys. It is extremely well equipped with a welcome tray provided. The village has limited amenities, a shop, hotel, take away outlets, and the most amazing butchers shop I have ever seen! The main advantage of the cottage is that it is comfortable enough, and large enough to have a relaxing day at home, so it suits those who are looking for a more relaxed style of holiday. Nearby Thurso has a good range of shops, the lack of traffic on the roads means that it is easy to cruise the area to look at the scenery, and to visit the few attractions in the area. The agents were extremely helpful, and ready to offer suggestions to supplement the leaflets at the cottage.

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    2019-06-24

    10
    out of 10

    We had a wonderful stay at Gladstone Cottage. Lots of lovely places to visit around the area, and the Owners were so friendly and welcoming. The cottage was beautiful, clean and tidy. All the equipment provided in the cottage met our needs. We would highly recommend Gladstone Cottage.

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    2019-06-05

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely holiday, lovely area plenty to see , Jan and Alan very friendly and helpful . Cottage being dog friendly was an extra bonus as she was catered for too bed , bowl etc

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    2019-05-22

    10
    out of 10

    The personal one to one service by the owner made this holiday extra special, she thought of everything.

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    2019-04-14

    9
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    2020-03-04

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    2020-02-24

    9
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    2019-10-06

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