This fully equipped, semi-detached, foreshore cottage has
unforgettably close sea views. All the main windows look across Sinclair
Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse and as the tide
comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living oil
painting of ocean surf.
Downstairs Sea Shore Cottage has an open
plan living room and kitchen. Upstairs both bedrooms overlook the sea to
the north with a view of the two mile long open access sandy beach at
Reiss visible just beyond the restored castle owned by a millionaire.
Just one field (sometimes with cows) between you. (See the Ackergill
Tower website to see how the 1% live! At about £1,000 per night!)
Sea Shore Cottage now has WiFi and If needed, an ink-jet printer/photocopier/scanner can be rented at low cost.
appreciate how difficult it is for renal patients to find a holiday
destination: if you are on dialysis, please contact us as we are able to
put you in touch with suitable facilities.
Caithness might seem
far north but is still south of all of Norway and is well worth the 100
miles, two hour scenic seaside journey up from Inverness. Being on the
East coast, midges are virtually never a problem; yet, facing west, the
view from the living room of the sun setting over the castle, with every
wave of a high tide being tinged with pink has to be seen to be
lf you love the sea and tranquillity this is the place
for you to sit and unwind or to go for car free and carefree shoreline
walks. At high tide, with only the sea and the surf visible through the
windows, you could even be at sea without the seasickness. Orcas are
regularly visible, seabirds and seals abound. Guests even sometimes see
our shy sea otters.
If you have a dog who needs walking Ackergill
Haven is ideal as it lies a the end of a mile long no through road down
from the main A99 to the handful of houses and the small harbour. So
there is no through traffic whatsoever. Walks along the coast in either
direction are totally car free.
For those who enjoy eating out
there are in Wick several excellent local hotels and even a gourmet
French Restaurant. Don't miss the Guinness book of records "Shortest
street in the world" at Mackays friendly hotel (Give my greeting to
Murray). Wick regularly hosts a sea boat/harbour festival and sometimes
has fly-ins for light aircraft.
Further afield in Scrabster (20
miles) both the Upper Deck and the distinctively ethical Captain's
Galley ("Which" Best Fish Restaurant in the UK: 2008) are highly
recommended - The Castle of Mey and Grinigoe / Sinclair castle ruins are
well worth visits, while the hinterland is a major bird sanctuary.
Thurso has a world class surfing beach.
Sea Shore Cottage is
virtually a total re-build of what used to be the Boathouse Annexe of
next-door Sea Otter Cottage (also available to rent), and is now a
completely self-contained dwelling. It was only ready for occupancy in
July 2013 so do check what introductory offers and discounts might be
We welcome you to come and enjoy the first year in our
newly renovated cottage. We guarantee that you are unlikely to be
disappointed. Several guests plan to return as soon as they can. Their
comments can be seen on the website.
||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
||A pebble's throw 10 m
||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
|Nearest travel links
||Nearest airport: Wick 2.6 km, Nearest railway: Wick 3.2 km
||Great for children of all ages
||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property
Features and Facilities
||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
||Private garden, Shared garden
The Scottish Highlands region
For full information about the region see www.caithness.org
Drive just out on the A99 towards John O'Groats, then turn right and drive straight towards the sea.
Ackergill Haven consists of a few houses with a small harbour only 2 miles from Wick town centre.
A beautiful location, right on the shoreline. Unlike Scotland's West coast never been problems with midges.
views of the ocean swell just outside the windows. At high tide it's
hard to believe you aren't on a boat - with stunning evenings as the sun
sets slowly over the distant restored Ackergill Tower (see their
website to compare prices)
Wonderful for star gazers thanks to the very low light pollution.
Ideal stopover to unwind with friends after cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats
(reductions for sponsored charity adventurers)
or for travellers going to or from Orkney via the Gills Bay Ferry
Places of interest Include: Wick Heritage Museum, The
Castle of Mey, Mary Ann's Cottage Museum, Camster Cairns, Waligoe Steps,
Wick's refurbished Harbour, Hill of Many Stones, Old Pulteney
Distillery, Dunnet Head, (Check the map for this true northmost cliff
top, and far more impressive than the John O'Groats car park and tourist
Activities include Horse Riding, Archery, Target Shooting,
Fishing, Paintball, Off-roading Experiences, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Sea
Angling + More