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The Townhouse, Thurso, Caithness


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Thurso is mainland Scotland's most northerly town, situated on the far north east coast of the Highlands. Centrally located, yet in a quiet and picturesque part of the town, The Townhouse is situated less than a minute from the beach. Stroll along the promenade and enjoy the wonderful sea views dominated by the distant cliffs of Dunnet Head to the north east, and those of the island of Hoy to the north. See the ferries come and go from nearby Scrabster Harbour. Eat in the lovely restaurant on the promenade with its perfect sea views or try the excellent cafe at the harbour (just a 2 minute walk from the house!).

Thurso is the perfect location for a holiday and The Townhouse offers the perfect base to explore the many attractions of Caithness. The famous John o'Groats with its breath-taking scenery and unrivalled coastline where you can board daily ferries along the coast and regular sailings to the Orkney Isles is well worth a visit. The Castle of Mey (lovingly restored by the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother), the Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Caithness Horizons and Pulteney Distillery in Wick are among many of the local visitor attractions. Not to mention the beautiful coastline and spectacular scenery.

The proximity to the beach and the storage facilities for surfing equipment and wet suits make this property an ideal retreat for surfing. The summer months are ideal for learners as the waves are smaller. Experienced surfers will enjoy the more powerful waves at Thurso East (from September and throughout the winter months and through the spring). The Townhouse is situated at the east side of Thurso beach, so the reef is just a short distance - being only a minute walk away, you can literally come and go in your wet suit!

Thurso itself offers a variety of supermarkets, shops (lovely little gift boutiques as well as shops selling local produce), cafes, bars and restaurants as well as a public swimming pool. There are a variety of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, from award winning seafood restaurants to local cafes, bars and bistros within walking distance (within a 5 minute stroll).

  • Sleeps - 4 + cot
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and separate tumble drier
  • Microwave
  • Flat screen digital TV and DVD player in the living room
  • Flat screen wall mounted digital TV/DVD combi in double room
  • Flat screen wall mounted digital TV/DVD combi with ipod docking station in twin room
  • Excellent WiFi
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Large garage ideal for secure storage
  • A hardwood garden bench is located at the front of the property
  • Beach chairs, wellington boots, buckets and spades are provided for guest use
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) welcome
  • Located in Thurso
  • Wick Airport - 13 miles/21 kilometres
  • Thurso station - 0.5 miles
  • Many hotels and restaurants within walking distance
  • Golf - 2 miles
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Horse riding - 5 miles
  • Dunnet Head
  • John O'Groats
  • Castle of Mey
  • Stunning coastline
  • Spectacular scenery

The Townhouse, Thurso is a beautifully refurbished cottage in a wonderful location offering affordable luxury. Centrally located, there is the convenience of having the local amenities nearby, but also the benefit of being in a quiet and picturesque part of Thurso, situated less than a minute from the beach.

This is a charming, traditionally built cottage with thick stone walls giving a cosy feel yet is wonderfully well-equipped and luxurious. The living room and kitchen have been redesigned to offer spacious and bright open plan living. The open plan design makes for bright, spacious and airy living space so you can be with your family and friends while preparing dinner. Just how it should be for the perfect holiday! The Krups Coffee Maker is a real hit with guests and a starter pack of pods is provided.

The bedrooms are beautifully appointed. Both the twin and double bedroom have been elegantly furnished with newly fitted deep luxurious carpets. The rooms have lovely touches - French styled beds with memory foam mattresses and gorgeous coordinated furnishing with floral fabrics from Clarke and Clarke in the twin room. Children will love the little Scottie Dog Cushions and matching lightshades! There is a Flat Screen Digital TV with built in DVD player with an iPod docking station and a PS2 and lots of PS2 games. The double room offers comfortable elegance with beautiful fabrics and furnishings from Laura Ashley. There is a flat screen wall mounted Digital TV and built in DVD player. This room has a glimpse of the sea with the old Thurso Castle Ruins in view.

There is a large table tennis table and table tennis equipment in the garage as well as folding beach chairs for guests to take on the beach. There's a box of buckets and spades for the children and some wellies (various sizes) for guest use. For doggy guests there is a box of freshly laundered towels for the beach and 2 dog dishes are provided. Large garage; ideal for secure storage of surf boards, wet suits, surfing equipment, bicycles, fishing/sporting equipment and children's pushchairs. A tumble dryer and clothes line are also located in the garage.

A hardwood garden bench is located at the front of the property - enjoy the afternoon/evening sun. The property does not have a garden, but the proximity to the beach makes it ideal for dogs, so well-behaved dogs are very welcome (additional charge - please enquire)

From Inverness (110 miles. Approx 2 to 2.5 hour drive).
Follow signs for John O'Groats/A9. After 86 miles, stay on the A9, turning left (signposted Thurso / Scrabster). After nearly 6 miles, turn left signposted Thurso/Scrabster. Keep driving until you come into the town of Thurso. When you reach Thurso, you will come to a set of traffic lights (and will see the Tesco supermarket on your left). Drive straight on. Go over the bridge and take your next right onto Riverside Road (after the petrol station, on your right hand side). Follow the riverside road (river is on your right), driving towards the Harbour. You will pass Riverside Interiors (shop) on your left. Keep going. You will see The Tempest Cafe directly ahead (with tables outside). Turn left (before the cafe) - up the steep left hand turn. The road bends to the right. After this, indicate right and turn next right into the small courtyard. Turn right just before the 2nd bend. You have reached The Townhouse which is the property with the adjoining garage.

What's included:
Electricity is charged at cost by a pay-as-you go meter (max �20 per week).
Cotton bed linen, a generous supply of towels and luxury toiletries from Scottish Fine Soaps are provided.
Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.
Toys, board games, books, DVDs, PS2 and PS2 games all available for guests to use.
Beach chairs, wellington boots, buckets and spades for the beach.

Cost and availability.
The Townhouse is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is flexible, check-in from 4pm, check-out by 11am.
Short breaks most welcome, minimum of 3 nights.

To book this beautifully appointed, cosy, self catering cottage in Thurso, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

The Townhouse, 2 Braehead House, Shore Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8BN Scotland

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