Country Holiday Cottage Caithness

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The Old Tea Shop
Thurso KW14 8XW
This quirky Country Cottage offers a lovely relaxing Holiday experience in Caithness perfect for short stays or weekly holidays. The Old Tea Shop is a semi-detached country cottage sleeping up to 4 people – formerly an old Sweet Shop & Tea Room.

Caithness and Sutherland form the sparsely un-populated, but vastly scenic and interesting Northern Highlands of Scotland and the cottage is an ideal base for exploring this Northern Wilderness. Situated between the lovely town of Thurso and the famous John-O-Groats, ideally positioned for people taking trips to the Orkney Islands via Gills Bay Ferry.

The Cottage comprises a large open-plan Living Area/Kitchen featuring wood-burning stove, Large Flat-Screen 3D Television & Blueray DVD Player also Wi Games Console, Oil-fired Rayburn, Central Heating, Leather corner Suite, Welsh Dresser and traditional furnishings.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, Microwave, Washer/Dryer/ Fridge/Dishwasher/traditional Belfast sink
Wifi is complimentary throughout the cottage. Supply of complimentary logs, further logs available for purchase.

The bedrooms are both en-suite and have exposed beams with rustic style furnishings.
The double en-suite bedroom comprises of Victorian Style Bedstead, Wardrobe/Dressing Table Linen & towels, Television
Free-standing Victorian Bath, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet and Shower.

Twin en-suite bedroom comprises of 2 single Victorian Style Bedsteads, Wardrobe/Dressing Table, Linen & Towels, Television
Large Shower, Basin & Toilet

The Old Tea Shop has it’s own parking area and enclosed garden with garden furniture. The Courtyard area
To the front has old-fashioned lamp-posts and is surrounded by large mature fir trees.

In the beautiful county of Caithness you will find spectacular bays, pretty harbours & foaming rivers rich in brown
Trout & salmon. It is a wonderful mixture of dramatic Landscapes & stunning scenery from wild cliffs & tiny islands
To lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches. It is a haven to birdwatchers, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts,
Whatever you decide to do we are sure you will want to return.

Visit Dunnet Head – Britains most northernly point – hear you can see the most spectacular wildlife you will probably
Ever see – puffins – eagles – otters – seals – deer and much more!
Castle of Mey – The Queen Mothers former residence is just a mile from the cottage, with spectacular Visitor Centre & wonderful Gardens.

Nearby John O Groats is a must! Daily boat trips during summer months, also daily trips to The Orkney Islands to see ancient monuments,
Dreamlike beaches, craft shops and world-famous ale & whisky!

For the active there is a wide range of persuits in Caithness – Horseriding, Surfing, Sub-aqua Diving, Sailing, Climbing, Cycling & Walking.
Do something different and Visit Caithness – a 2 and ½ hour drive from Inverness through stunning scenery.]

Sleeps, 4 persons, Double & twin room. Luxury Ensuite all rooms, Washer/Dryer, Children Welcome ( Aged 10 and over)
Pets Allowed – extra charge, Flexible changeover, Wood Burning stove, Rayburn, Barbecue & outdoor furniture
Parking on site, enclosed garden, Free WiFi

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The cottage welcomes children over the age of 10 years.

Well behaved Pets are accepted by prior arrangement only

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