Exterior | The Pig Shed, Gills
Outdoor area | The Pig Shed, Gills
Apartment - Studio

The Pig Shed

License or Registration number: Application No: 548820385
  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 3 pets allowed
Car parking on site


out of 5

The Pig Shed is the perfect couple bolthole in this amazing part of the world. The Northern Lights, some of the best stargazing around, and regular Orca sightings are the cherry on the cake!
Ground Floor:
2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor and open plan.
Living area: With Smart TV.
Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Dining area.
Bedroom area: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.
Grounds with sitting out area and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
The Pig Shed is a fantastic, luxurious studio apartment finished to the same high standard as the adjoining Burnside Cottage B&B. It has been awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award. Perfectly placed in the far north of Scotland between John O’Groats and Dunnet Head, The Pig Shed is a simply outstanding base from which to explore. Called The Pig Shed because the building was once home to a crofter’s pigs. It is now -you’ll be pleased to hear! - a luxury studio apartment that enjoys a sea and island view.
Set in the amazing big-sky landscape of Caithness you can see the Pentland Firth and the island of Stroma from The Pig Shed (and on a clear day you can see the Orkney Islands across the firth.). The accommodation is simple but brilliantly executed. Entering The Pig Shed there’s a helpful vestibule area which leads to the shower room and the main studio living space. The open-plan living space is beautifully finished and well-equipped for a self-catering holiday. It’s a place where a week or more would be very comfortable for a couple with dogs. Entering the main open-plan space there’s the kitchen/dining/living area first and the bedroom beyond over by the large rural and sea view window.
The local area is a treat for those visiting and staying at The Pig Shed. The Gill’s Bay ferry to Orkney is only half a mile away, so you can be over on the amazing islands within ninety minutes from The Pig Shed. Iconic John O’Groats is nearby and its neighbouring headland Duncansby is worth a visit – amazing seabirds and sea stacks. The Castle of Mey is a short drive away and so too is another RSPB hotspot, Dunnet Head. Dunnet Beach is only eight miles drive away and as well as being a beautiful stretch of sand is also an amazing surfing beach.
The towns of Thurso and Wick are only a short drive away and beyond the NC500 will take you to more outstanding places to see and visit. We urge you to book The Pig Shed and relax with the knowledge that you have booked a gem of a place to stay in the far north of Scotland. You’ll look forward to returning to The Pig Shed after days out exploring, and you’ll likely want to book again in the future as it’s such a welcoming, comfortable, and astonishing place to spend a short break or longer stay.
EPC Rating = F


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Fishing Nearby
Ground Floor Facilities
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Romantic Getaways
Sea View
Shower Cubicle
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please