Scotland's Best B&Bs
Quietly situated in the countryside on the A9, with views across the heather moorland to the peaks of Sutherland. Just a short drive to both Thurso and Wick and perfect for a tour of the Northern Highlands.
Visit the Castle and Gardens at Mey, the former home of our late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, with spectacular views to Stroma and the Orkney Islands. Explore Dunnet Head, the most northerly tip of mainland UK, take an exhilarating walk to the giant sea-stacks at Duncansby Head to one of Britain's best sea-bird colonies. The old red sandstone cliffs have eroded into angular blocks, perfect for the birds to nest on. Puffins, guillemot, razorbill, arctic skua, curlew and wheatear can be seen swooping in from the sea onto the high Caithness cliffs.
Two Whisky and a Gin Distillery all offer tours and tastings. Explore the Neolithic Cairns of Camster, two of Scotland's oldest stone monuments, built more than 5000 years ago or take an unforgettable day trip to the beautiful Orkney Islands, leaves daily from John O'Groats. Watch the waves roll into the beach at Thurso, a surfer's paradise. River fishing and horse-riding can be arrranged nearby.
Accommodation comprises, two double en-suite guest rooms each with French doors to the garden. Individually decorated in a blend of Art Deco and contemporary style. An annex cottage too, has either twin or double en-suite with a log-burning stove in the cosy lounge and secluded garden. Wake up to a delicious hearty breakfast with eggs from the happy hens and locally sourced produce.
Quality restaurants are a five minute drive to the village of Halkirk. The Auld Post Office offers a unique Gin Tasting Evening, with more than 100 Scottish Gins in the Tasting room. You will be guided to nose and taste different flavours, with garnishes from the herb garden.
Nearest Town: Thurso 9 miles / Wick 14 miles