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Morrisons Cottage, Kirtomy, off the Northcoast 500 set in a peaceful valley.

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 53 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Why not sit in the comfort of the living room with roaring log burner or look out the window of stunning valley views.

Or stand at the front door and soak up the view of the Rocky coastline, cliffs and surrounding farmland.

The house is only a few minutes drive from the very popular surfing beaches of Farr and Strathy and also near the village of Bettyhill where visitors can go for a dip in the public swimming pool or relax in their steam room or Jacuzzi.

For those guests travelling with young children you are never far from farm animals anyway, but you only have to walk out to the next door neighbour's garden to see chickens, hens, goats, horses and ponys.

Located just off the North Coast 500 tourist route and only a short drive to the ferry terminal to visit Orkney. Near by is the large town of Thurso and further a field is the tourist destination of John O Groats.

Other points of interest nearby are the natural wonder of Smoo Cave, Durness, Dunnethead and Dunnethead Lighthouse (which is the most northerly point of the UK), Cocoa Mountain chocolate factory and beautiful Reay Golf Course.

Our house has passed down through 4 generations of our family and believed to be around 200 years old.

However due to work commitments we don't get to use it as much now, so its time to share this little gem with everyone. This is a traditional crofters house with some modern touches to make your stay more comfortable.

VIDEO OF HOUSE AVAILABLE AT YOUTUBE;

https://youtu.be/jOQ_2VFRn2Y

Full details :

ONE bedroom cottage with bathroom, kitchen and living room.

On viewing the house from the front, the bedroom located on the left of the house and living room on the right. The kitchen is located at the rear of the house and is accessed via the living room or rear entrance.

The bathroom is located adjacent to the front door, off the hallway.

Facilities include;

Main Bedroom ****Sleeps up to 4**** King size bed (2 adults), fold down sofa bed (1 adult or 2 children), wardrobe and chest drawers.

Living Room ****Sleeps up to 2****** Comfortable double sofa which pulls out into a sofa bed (1 adults/2 children), larger sofa which could be used for sleeping on as an emergency for anyone who might pop over.

Multi fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, ipod player, cd player, books, board games and clothes horse for drying those wet items on those damp days ;-)

There is one travel cot and one baby booster feeding seat (straps into dining chair) available for families with young children.

Kitchen - Fold out dining table (4 seats), ceramic hob, oven, washing machine, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, slow cooker , iron & board.

Bathroom - Electric shower, wash hand basin, toilet, hairdryer, shelving area and cupboard, Hoover, bucket and mop.

Outside - Log store, Outside table, 6 chairs, umbrella and washing line. There is a small area for using disposable bbq' s on.

PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS NO HOUSE PHONE OR WIFI.

The house is located in a valley and most 3G/4G signals do not work within or outside the house.

PETS - Pets are welcome free of charge, HOWEVER NOT PERMITTED ON FURNITURE (COUCHES AND BEDS). Please respect our home and other guests who may have allergies.

********PLEASE NOTE ANY SIGN OF PETS ON THE FUNRITURE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF DAMAGE DEPOSIT********

This area is crofters land and cattle roam freely and often will enter the garden area, so only well behaved pets are advised to stay here.

NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY WALKING or WHEELCHAIRS.

CHECK IN -1600 hours. If an earlier check in is requested via email it will be considered if the house is available.

CHECK OUT -1200 hours. A later check out can requested and will be considered if there are no other bookings that day.

Cleaning - We request that guests leave our home as they find it. There is plenty of cleaning products within the house to keep the house tidy.

BARS - There are 2 pubs in the nearby village which is about a 5 minutes drive.

SHOPPING - There are two local shops within a 4 mile drive/ walk that you can purchase everyday goods and alcohol.

Thurso is about 40 minutes drive and there you will find butchers, bakers etc and 3 large supermarkets (Tesco, Lidl and Co-Operative)

Our neighbours have fresh eggs available daily.

DELIVERY - Groceries can be purchased online with Tesco and delivered to the house. Prices for delivery range from £2 to 8.

Many thanks

Jayne and Isabel

More Details

Owner
Jayne
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Jayne

Hi, welcome to Morrisons Cottage in Kirtomy. This cottage is family owned and has been for over 150 years. It has passed through the generations and is currently owned by my Alan, Isabel, Margaret and I. Because of our children and work we do not get to use the house as much now and commenced renting it in May 2016.

If you have any questions please drop me an email and i will attempt to reply within 24 hours. Jayne

Jayne purchased this cottage in 1850

Why Jayne chose Kirtomy

Traditional Scottish croft house with the added comfort of modern touches. Splendid views of the sea from the front garden or valley views from the living room.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kirtomy in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 53 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are allowed, however any signs of pets on the furniture will result in loss of deposit. Please be aware of other guests who may have allergies.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 x electric shower 1 x wash basin and toilet 1 x electric radiator
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 1 x king size bed 1 x pulldown sofa bed 1 x set of drawers 1 x wardrobe 1 x electric radiator
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Morrisons Cottage, Kirtomy, off the Northcoast 500 set in a peaceful valley.
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5

Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed for our two night stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely and cosy and well equipped. The wood-burning stove and electric heaters were a great comfort after we returned from walks to the bay and from exploring the area on our motorbikes as the weather was a mixture of rain, wind, sun and more rain. We watched, and were watched by, a seal in the surf in Kirtomy Bay. All the people we met during our stay in the area were very friendly and helpful. Will recommend to friends and will hopefully be able to come back for another stay. The owner, Jayne, was very helpful and it was very easy to book through HomeAway. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house was beautiful in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a perfect holiday. House was immaculate and very well equipped for a self catering holiday. Everything we needed & more! Ideal location for exploring east & west. Beautiful beaches at every turn. Can't recommend this enough and great that the owner was happy to allow pets, so our Teckel had an amazing holiday too.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed cottage. Cosy and within easy reach of many beautiful parts of the area.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely comfortable cottage in a very peaceful location - great sea views

  • 5 of 5

For a quiet peaceful "away from it all" holiday this cottage is brilliant. There are great sea views and lovely walks and beaches nearby. The cottage is ideal for a couple and is well equipped and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The cottage was lovely, everything we needed for a relaxing stay, hardly saw a soul, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Very out of the way, make sure you book at the restaurant next door at least 4 weeks in advance. Great for walking, sea views and sunset stunning , grab a few bits and pieces from Betty hill shop before you get there. No internet so be prepared. A lovely comfortable cottage .

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage, fantastic base to explore the North of Scotland

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Morrisons cottage in July 2017. The cottage itself was immaculate and really well appointed. Everything we needed for a relaxing week was provided. There were four of us plus our big labradoodle and we had plenty of room for a comfortable stay. The garden is fantastic and we found ourselves sitting out most nights watching the sun set over the beautiful views of the North Sea and beyond. Information provided by the owners was spot on and we would thoroughly recommend the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Wick
Nearest Barpub
3.7 Miles
Farr Bay Inn
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Scrabster
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Reay Golf Course
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Thurso
Nearest Restaurant
4.4 Miles
Bettyhill Hotel
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Kirtomy
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kirtomy, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
 
 
Nightly Rate
31 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£350
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

DISCOUNT ARE AVAILABLE FOR STAYS LONGER THAN 3 NIGHTS

BEDDING AND TOWELS SUPPLIED FOR 4 GUESTS. FOR ADDITIONAL GUESTS SEE ADDITIONAL CHARGES

*************BOOKINGS LONGER THAN 14 DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO ELECTRIC CHARGES OVER AND ABOVE BOOKING RENTAL
*************

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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