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: 9 miles from Thurso / 14 miles from Wick
Valentine's Package - enjoy an evening tasting the full spectrum of Scottish Gin in the Juniper Lounge, sleep blissfully in a sumptuous super-king bed and wake up with the one you love to a delicious hearty home-cooked breakfast. Rose on your pillows, Valentines chocolates, flowers and Gin! An overnight B&B stay all inclusive: £180 for two people.
Enjoy an evening of complimentary Scottish Gin Tasting when you stay two nights at The Auld Post Office. This offer is for two people sharing a double en-suite guest room for a minimum of two nights between 1st January and 31st March 2019 inclusive. Guests must be over 21 years of age. Click here to book online - enter JUNIPER in the Promo Code.