Toft's House, Wick, Caithness
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Toft's House in Caithness is a 10 minute walk from the broad, sweeping sands of Freswick Bay. Standing on the southwest shore of the bay is the imposing bulk of Freswick House and further along the coast is Freswick harbour the starting point for some interesting cliff top walks. This area is renowned for having beautiful scenery and for the peace and tranquillity which draw visitors who are hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The house is ideal for families who love being outdoors. There are opportunities for both loch and sea fishing, cycling, and enjoying the abundant wildlife. About 10 miles away there is a golf course at Reiss. It is also an ideal base from which to explore the northern tip of Scotland. It is excellent for catching the ferry to the Orkney Isles from John o'Groats. Along the coast from John o'Groats you'll find the spectacular stacks of Duncansby and Duncansby Head Lighthouse.
The area is rich in history and there are many local sites to interest visitors. Approximately 8 miles away is the Castle of Mey with its beautiful gardens, formerly the much loved holiday home of the Queen Mother. The most northerly distillery is in Wick which produces Old Pultney whisky and is well worth a visit. Wick is well known for its Heritage Centre which tells of times gone by and the history of the local herring industry.
Toft's House has a star attraction of its own - reindeer! The owners have a small herd of reindeer which are wonderful to watch and feed - adults as well as children are enchanted by them!
- Sleeps - 8
- Bedrooms - 4 (3 doubles, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 2
- Washing machine
- Fridge, freezer
- Oil central heating
- Colour TV and digital box, DVD
- Two cots available
- Spacious garden
- Picnic bench
- Plenty of parking
- Pets welcome
- Short breaks available - 3 nights min
- Wick - 12 miles
- Wick Airport - 12 miles
- Wick Station - 12 miles
- Nearest pub/restaurant - Seaview Hotel, 4 miles away
- Golf course - 10 miles
- Castle of Mey - 8 miles
- Distillery - 12 miles
- Stacks of Duncansby - 4 miles
- Freswick beach - 1 mile
- Freswick harbour - 1.5 miles
- John o'Groats - 4 miles
- Mary Ann's Cottage - 15 miles
This modernised spacious self-catering house is full of character and furnished mostly in pine. On the ground floor there is a family dining kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin. On the first floor there is a large sitting room, double bedroom with wash basin, utility room, twin bedroom with wash basin and a family bathroom.
The house is well equipped with a colour TV and digital box, DVD player, ceramic top electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Jigsaws, books and games are provided for guests to enjoy.
Outside there is a spacious garden with loads of parking space.
Travel north on the A9 to Wick. From there take the A99 to John o'Groats, turning right at Reiss and passing through Keiss and Auckengill onto the village of Freswick. The house is one mile after the Freswick sign on your left. It is the only white double storeyed house in that area.
Oil central heating and electricity are included in the price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability:
Toft's House is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is preferably Saturday. Departure by 10am and arrival after 4pm.
Short breaks available, minimum 3 nights.
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Toft's House, Freswick, Wick, Caithness KW1 4XX Scotland