• About The Cottage

    Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles.

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    • 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
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Located close to Thurso this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles.All on first floor Living room with sofa bed for alternative sleeping only. Dining roomkitchen. Bedroom With zip and link super kingsize bed can be twin beds on request. Bathroom with toilet. \n Oil CH elec bed linen and towels inc. Tcot and hchair on request. DVD. CD. Elec cooker. Mwave. Wmachine. Tdryer. Wi-fi. Shared 30-acre grounds and shared lawned garden with furniture. Parking 1 car. No smoking.\n The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey the Queen Mother’s Highland home John O’Groats Wick Heritage and Lyth Arts Centre or take a wildlife or distillery tour. Golfing fishing sea trips or walking along the many miles of rugged coastline are just some of the many activities available. Lyth is situated just 10 miles north of Wick and 15 miles from Thurso making the beautiful Orkney Isles easily accessible by car ferry for day trips. Both properties can be booked together for larger groups ref’s W42082 and W42083. Shop pub and restaurant 4.5 miles. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/376/{pixelwidth}/376662.jpg W42083

    The Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    7.6 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews

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    out of 10

    Loved the quirky step back in time with this cottage. Does not have a shower, so struggled to wash my long hair in the bath. Odd collection of outdated kitchen utensils, dating back to the seventies, including the cabinets that do not close. However, bed was lovely, duvets new and expensive, as we're the towels. Warm and cosy upper cottage. Ivy in the vehicular access really needs cutting back as was scraping the car roof. Would not hesitate in going back if there was a shower and updated kitchenware x



    out of 10

    Sweet cottage, comfortable clean a d quiet. Poor weather good puzzle.



    out of 10

    The cottage is in the middle of nowhere but that is what we prefer so not a negative for us, no shops etc within easy reach. The general state of the cottage was a little tired, it needed some tlc. It really needed a shower, I prefer a shower but the shower was a tap attachment and trying to balance the hot and cold proved quite difficult. The furniture was in keeping with the cottage but the sofa in the lounge was very difficult to get comfortable on, there is another chair and this was more comfortable but only for one! We tended to have the radio on rather than the tv itself which worked well as the tv was quite small and the available channels were basic Freeview rather than the larger selection which now seems standard. The cottage worked for us and we would happily use it again if we were having another trip to the area. Only issue that affected me was the inability to cover the skylight in the bedroom and this meant there was too much light resulting in me being awake most days by 6.30am.



    out of 10

    Lovely little cottage, got everything you need to have a good rest. The only downside you need a car to go anywhere. But as a base for days out brilliant especially in summer. The owner very welcoming and helpful. We had great few days. Definitely recommend it.



    out of 10

    Cottage would of been nicer with better furniture,settee to low to get up off,chair a bit wobbly,needs some modernising,when it's raining the hall way get really wet on the carpet,could be a cosy little place if more thought went in to it,there is no open fire as mentioned when booking,no dryer,fridge to close to cooker.



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