Ocean View, Brough, Dunnet, near Thurso, Caithness
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Caithness is an area of great beauty and contrasts with acres of wilderness, mountains, dramatic cliffs and deserted beaches, but also boasts two bustling towns providing all the facilities a visitor may need. Caithness is the ideal base for walkers, cyclists, surfers, birdwatchers, botanists, or for people who just want to relax and escape the stresses and strains of modern day living.
Ocean View Holiday Cottage is perfectly positioned to take advantage of all that Caithness has to offer; including Brough Bay which is only a 5 minute walk away with its resident seal colony and various nesting sea birds and Dunnet Head (2 min drive, or a pleasant 2 mile walk or cycle) which is the most northerly point on mainland Britain. It has a magnificent viewpoint, cliffs with puffins and also a Stevenson lighthouse. The famous village of John O'Groats is 12 miles away and is well worth a visit. Wildlife boat trips and day trips to Orkney are available during the summer months.
Caithness is full of sites of historical interest including brochs, cairns, hut circles to name but a few. These are generally noted on ordnance survey maps of the area but are often not signposted making it even more of an adventure discovering them for yourself but avoiding the crowds which tends to be a feature of many other visitor attractions. Forsinard RSPB reserve at the centre of The Flow Country is another visitor attraction far away from the crowds. This amazing wild landscape consists of over 11,000 acres of blanket bog and lochans and is a place of sanctuary for many birds and plants. It is also of great international significance in terms of reducing carbon emissions and soon, hopefully, to become recognised as a World Heritage Site.
For those wishing to travel slightly further a field, a day trip to north west Sutherland is well worth it to visit the beautiful secluded beaches and wild mountain landscapes of this unpopulated, unspoiled area.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine
- Outdoor drying area
- Peat/wood burning stove
- Electric storage heating throughout (included in rental)
- TV, DVD
- Private sheltered garden to front and rear
- Off road parking
- Storage available for cycles, surf gear etc
- Well behaved pets accepted on request
- Transport can be arranged from Wick airport or Thurso rail/bus/ferry
- Organic veg and free range eggs available to buy from owner
- Thurso - 10 miles
- Wick airport - 20 miles
- Inverness Airport - 120 miles
- Thurso station - 10 miles
- Hotel/bar meals/restaurants available at Dunnet (2 miles), Castletown (5 miles), Mey (5 miles)
- Walking, cycling - straight from the cottage
- Golf - 20 miles
- Surfing at Dunnet (2 miles) or Thurso East (10 miles)
- Bird watching, wild flowers/plants
- Fishing on St. Johnís Loch (1 mile) or Dunnet Head Lochs (1 mile)
- Boat trips - John O'Groats (12 miles)
- Castle of Mey - 6 miles
- Hill walking in Caithness eg Scaraben, Morvern
Ocean View is a single storey, traditional croft house on a working croft with charming features such as pine panelling and wooden floors but with all modern day conveniences.
The accommodation is all on one level with two bedrooms; one double, one twin. The bathroom has a bath and shower. The dining kitchen is fully equipped and has seating for 4. The comfortable sitting room has a peat/log burning stove and the whole cottage is kept cosy throughout by electric storage heating.
Utility room with washing machine, indoor drying area, Belfast sink, extra toilet and storage room for bikes, walking, surf gear etc.
Outside there is a private sheltered garden to the front and rear, ideal for sitting out. There is off road parking, an outdoor drying area and storage space is available for cycles, surf gear etc.
Ocean View Holiday Cottage is in the small village of Brough, near Dunnet, 10 miles east of Thurso, Caithness in the far north of Scotland.
From Thurso take the A836 road heading east following signs to John O' Groats. On arrival in Dunnet turn left onto the B855 road signposted Brough and Dunnet Head. On arrival in Brough take the first turn left signposted Dunnet Head. Shortly after take the first road right (cul de sac sign) Ocean View is the 5th house on the left
Heating is included along with a free bag of peat for the stove. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Transport can be arranged from Wick airport or Thurso rail/bus/ferry.
Organic vegetables and free range eggs are available to buy from the owner.
No smoking in the house.
Cost and availability.
Ocean View is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, leave by 10am and arrive after 4pm.
Short breaks may be available in the low season.
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Ocean View, Brough, Dunnet, near Thurso, Caithness KW14 8YE. Scotland