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Previously a Viking settlement, the town of Wick straddles the River Wick and Wick Bay at the north east tip of the Scottish Highlands. It was Europe's busiest herring port in the 19th century, although today, you're more likely to spot tourists than fishermen.

The Wick Heritage Centre (which is actually situated in Pultneytown, the part of Wick that lies across the river) is a great place to soak up some of the local culture and heritage, and includes artefacts from the fishing trade in days gone by, offering a fascinating insight into the area's history.

Explore the Castle of Old Wick on foot via a winding clifftop trail that leads from the charming village of Staxigoe via Noss Head Lighthouse to the castle itself, perched on the cliff top and offering stunning views out to sea. Or go on a tour of the Pultney Distillery, which has produced its own Single Malt Scotch Whisky since 1826; warm up with a complimentary dram whilst you explore the visitor centre and souvenir shop.

This unspoilt region offers bracing coastal walks, lots of wildlife, quite uncrowded sandy beaches, windsurfing and sand-yachting.

Wick is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing cottage holiday break that will re-charge your batteries and bring you closer to nature; a quiet and 'uncomplicated' holiday amongst some of the last remaining areas of totally unspoilt countryside. See our range of Wick holiday cottages today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
The Herons Ref: W41986

Beachside location

A warm welcome awaits you at the Herons which is set on the edge of a 3-mile stretch of sandy beach and enjoys panoramic views across Sinclair’s Bay towards Noss Head Lighthouse. This spacious house is furnished to a good standard and well-equipped to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. Whales, porpoises and dolphins are regularly seen from the shore, with the occasional pod of orcas. The house makes a perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the Highlands. Visit the county town of Wick with its variety of town facilities, the Castle of Mey or visit the Orkney Islands, which are within easy reach. Bird watching, fishing, links golf and sea cruises are just some of the many activities available. Shop and pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 6 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel stove in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD/CD and small DVD library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Ample parking. Games room with pool table. No smoking. NB: The sea is 30 yards from the property.

WAS
NOW
£433-£1357
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Breathtaking views

These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of John O’ Groats, make the ideal base to explore this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. John O’ Groats is famous for being the most north easterly point of Britain’s four corners, and renowned for the magnificent coastal scenery, unspoilt beaches and coastal walks, with a breathtaking array of bird life and opportunities to see seals, dolphins and killer and minke whales. Take a day trip to the Orkney Islands with ferries a few minutes away from the cottages. Visit Duncansby Head, the Castle of Mey, Thurso and Wick. For the energetic mountain biking, fishing, sailing and windsurfing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor.

Enclosed gravelled area. Parking (2 cars). NB: Unfenced drop to stream 5 yards from property.

All properties: electricity £20per week, £15 per short break. Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£252-£639
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Breathtaking views

These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of John O’ Groats, make the ideal base to explore this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. John O’ Groats is famous for being the most north easterly point of Britain’s four corners, and renowned for the magnificent coastal scenery, unspoilt beaches and coastal walks, with a breathtaking array of bird life and opportunities to see seals, dolphins and killer and minke whales. Take a day trip to the Orkney Islands with ferries a few minutes away from the cottages. Visit Duncansby Head, the Castle of Mey, Thurso and Wick. For the energetic mountain biking, fishing, sailing and windsurfing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

Tumble dryer. Lawned garden with gravelled area. Parking (3 cars).

All properties: electricity £20per week, £15 per short break. Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£252-£639
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Sarclet Ref: W42490

Peaceful setting

In a peaceful, rural location, this detached holiday cottage enjoys views across farmland and also over towards the rugged coastline and open sea. It lies close to Sarclet Bay, also known as the Haven where an old track will lead to the remains of an abandoned fishing station. This is an area steeped in history with many prehistoric sites and castles. The bustling town of Wick is only a few miles away with many amenities including pubs, restaurants and shops. The unique Orkney Islands can be easily reached for a day out. Mountain biking, watersports, sea trips, fishing and rock climbing are available, or walk along one of the many unspoilt beaches of this beautiful part of the Highlands and enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity. Shops 5 miles, pubs and restaurant 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

NSH included (£40per week, £20 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Small pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£469-£469
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Seaview Cottage Ref: W40869

Overlooking the sea

This holiday cottage, overlooking the sea, is on a single track road leading to Noss Head Lighthouse. Spectacular seascapes, coastline and beaches make up the area. Walk to Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, a short distance away, or clamber down to Sandigoe Bay. Stroll around the headland and watch for puffins, porpoises, seals and whales. Further afield are the Castle of Mey, John O’ Groats and Dunnet Head and the Orkney Isles are accessible by ferry. Walking abounds and the Flow Country, with its wildlife, is a short drive. The town of Wick offers a variety of amenities, heritage centre, distillery and swimming pool. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Solid fuel stove in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock.Telephone. Electric range cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden. Ample parking.

WAS
NOW
£277-£685
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Waves Ref: 29153


Enjoying spectacular panoramic views from the comfort of the living room, where you can regularly watch the seals, ducks, and other wildlife. The Waves is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday and makes a super base for exploring Caithness and beyond. Visit the Heritage Centre and The Pultney Distillery both within walking distance or visit the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats and the beautiful Orkney Isles, all within easy reach. The Grey Cairns of Camster are just one example of the many archeological sites in the area. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe nearby. For those seeking an active holiday there is a variety of watersports available including surfing and sea angling, or inland mountain biking and hill walking. For the less energetic, meander along some of the many unspoilt beaches with their large variety of bird and wildlife or just sit and relax in the comfort of The Waves. Beach 10 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Second living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor in second living room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, front and rear lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture (May to October). Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Unfenced slope/brae at rear garden.

WAS
NOW
£304-£853
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Breathtaking views

These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of John O’ Groats, make the ideal base to explore this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. John O’ Groats is famous for being the most north easterly point of Britain’s four corners, and renowned for the magnificent coastal scenery, unspoilt beaches and coastal walks, with a breathtaking array of bird life and opportunities to see seals, dolphins and killer and minke whales. Take a day trip to the Orkney Islands with ferries a few minutes away from the cottages. Visit Duncansby Head, the Castle of Mey, Thurso and Wick. For the energetic mountain biking, fishing, sailing and windsurfing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 steps down to twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor.

Gravelled area. Parking (2 cars) NB: Stream in grounds.

All properties: electricity £20per week, £15 per short break. Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£241-£626
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