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The Croft Sarclet Village

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Hoping to see the Northern Lights or just. looking to get away from it all? This charming two bed detached cottage has outstanding views over the North Sea. There are excellent walks, bird watching and fishing to be had locally. Just 20 miles south of John O'Groats you really can't get much further north and remain on the mainland. With the town of Wick just 5 miles away you're never far from shops or excellent restaurants. The price shown includes Linen, towels and heating with no further charges.The Croft is an extended original crofters home built around the early 18th century with two foot thick stone walls in the original parts which now provide the bedrooms. There is a fully fitted kitchen with appliances, lounge/diner and modern bathroom. It has been in my family for many generatio...Hoping to see the Northern Lights or just. looking to get away from it all? This charming two bed detached cottage has outstanding views over the North Sea. There are excellent walks, bird watching and fishing to be had locally. Just 20 miles south of John O'Groats you really can't get much further north and remain on the mainland. With the town of Wick just 5 miles away you're never far from shops or excellent restaurants. The price shown includes Linen, towels and heating with no further charges.The Croft is an extended original crofters home built around the early 18th century with two foot thick stone walls in the original parts which now provide the bedrooms. There is a fully fitted kitchen with appliances, lounge/diner and modern bathroom. It has been in my family for many generations and is still used as a family holiday home. Sarclet was a small but very important fishing harbour originally engineered by Thomas Telford which was destroyed by a terrible storm. The natural harbour still exists with some original features remaining offering a natural refuge for seals and their pups. The Croft enjoys fantastic views over the North Sea with cliff top walks a plenty. There are outstanding beaches and many interesting days out nearby. For fishing off the shore The Haven is ideal, whilst Loch Sarclet offers fresh water fishing (permit required)The northern lights are at their best on an eleven year cycle which peaked last winter, why risk spending a fortune flying away for a weekend, when you can book this cottage from just £250 per week, or £150 the weekend. Your on the similar latitude as Stockholm and closer to Norway than London. Listed on Google as one of the best places to see the lights there isn't any light pollution to disturb your view, I can't guarantee that you will see them but with modern technology like Apps to alert you to the best time to look out there certainly isn't anywhere more likely to give you such a good chance without the expensive outlay of flying. Check out AuroraWatchUK for tweets of viewing potential. Aurora Watch UK now have a very user friendly free App which predicts activity.The Castle of Mey is the Queen Mothers castle which she renovated on the death of her husband King George VI. The castle is a popular tourist destination and is preserved as if the Queen Mother is still there. The castle which is small and intimate is still used by Prince Charles as a holiday retreat annually and is an opportunity for him to preside over the Cannisby Highland games. Please do google this interesting and exciting destination.The distillery at Poultney Town on the outskirts of Wick is a welcome opportunity to see the distilling process and of course to sample the popular malt that the most northerly mainland distillery has to offer. Bird watchers will enjoy the opportunity to see many different seabirds including the comical Puffin.The nearby town of Thurso is now a popular surfing destination which hosts the Scottish Surf Championships. Families with well behaved pets are welcome. Available for longer lets for those looking to write that book within the outstanding views are bound to inspire, please enquire about long term rates.More
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Nigel M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 12 September 2019

A real gem of a location to stay in. Our visit to the area was to trace ancestry in Wick from the Telford designed argyle Square in old Pulteneytown. We found the Wick Heritage Museum an amazing place to visit to get a real feel...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank spiderkat
Reviewed 5 August 2019

We loved our little Highlands base, so handy for taking in the sights at John O'Groats which was a highlight. As was the cosy little croft we arrived at to find a super easy check in, with everything you could need provided and the most...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank 582melissah
Nigel M, VR Owner at The Croft Sarclet Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

I'm really glad you enjoyed your trip, and I'm also very sorry to hear about the neighbours dog, I always take my dogs with me when I visit and have never encountered this, next time I'm there I will investigate this. I am aware about...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
Nigel M, VR Owner at The Croft Sarclet Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

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Reviewed 10 June 2019

The location of this cottage is fantastic. It's literally right on the coast with 360 degree views. So peaceful - all you can hear are the birds & the sheep. The surrounding area is stunningly beautiful with lots of coastal walks etc within a few...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank MAC3265
Nigel M, VR Owner at The Croft Sarclet Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Thank you for your kind review and I’m very pleased that you had a great time, May/June are really lovely as you get the nesting birds particularly the puffins. Please do come back in another season, maybe the winter to see the northern lights.

Reviewed 25 April 2019

This is the cottage we choose to stay in when visiting family who live in the area, it is lovely, lovely,lovely

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank visitorhev
Nigel M, VR Owner at The Croft Sarclet Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Thank you for your kind words, really glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again in the future

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Washer
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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Is this holiday rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Wick is the principal town of Caithness with many shops, restaurants and bars offering visitors lots to see, whilst the museum of wick and the Poultney Town distillery offer welcome diversions.The harbour at Wick is still a vital part of the economy and now has a busy marina as well.
Getting around
Although local taxi firms are available, you are best to have a car to get around. Cost of Taxi to centre of Wick £7.50 (2019 rates)
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