Curlew Croft ref: CC511171

North Keiss, Caithness, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 


Nestled into the countryside surrounded by its own generous gardens and just a stone’s throw from the sea, Curlew Croft is a lovely farmhouse that has been extended and upgraded in recent years.  Situated at the end of a short track in an elevated position overlooking the spectacular Sinclair Bay it offers bright, modern and well-equipped accommodation for four in a very quiet but accessible location.  The new extension comprises the main open-plan living area.  The spacious lounge has been thoughtfully designed to maximise the stunning seascapes through the large picture windows.  A modern wood-burning stove acts as a warm and welcoming focal point.  A good-sized kitchen / dining area adjoins.  There are two attractively presented double bedrooms and a modern family shower-room. The walk-in shower along with other facilities including a ramp to the entrance ensure that the property is accessible to all. The majority of the electricity is provided by solar panels between the months of April and September in an effort to reduce the carbon emissions from the house as much as possible.
Just a short walk from the cottage lies Keiss harbour, the old castle and a 3 mile long beach.  This charming backwater seems untouched by time and there are lovely walks around the headland and along the coastline direct from the property. 

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on ground floor has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD. Patio doors leading to garden with garden furniture on patio and enjoying views across open fields to the castle and sea beyond
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven, electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Wet room: With shower, toilet and shower seat

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Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity (solar panels Apr-Sep), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for the wood burner are not provided but can be purchased locally (coal not to be used). Cot and high chair available. Telephone - for incoming and emergency calls only.


Large garden with patio area enjoying stunning views across open farmland to wide expanse of sea beyond. Off road parking for 2 cars. Wheelchair access.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 Mile
  • Distance
    10 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The local area is a haven for wildlife.  Puffins, arctic skuas, merlin and many other bird species can be seen locally and otters, seals, dolphins and whales have all been spotted around the coast. Keiss beach is popular for a number of water-sports and the nearby 18-hole traditional links golf course is open to all.  John O’ Groats is just 15 minutes drive away. A superb boat trip runs from here to encounter the sealife close to hand and to explore this fascinating coastline from a different perspective. Historical sites and places of interest abound. The fairy-tale Castle of Mey, beautifully restored by the late Queen Mother is a must.  This most northerly castle in the British Isles has a fascinating history and the gardens are simply stunning.  Take a day trip to the Orkney Isles and explore Neolithic villages, standing stones, Scapa Flow and the amazing Italian chapel built by prisoners during the Second World War.
The town of Wick, just 10 miles away is also steeped in history.  Once an ancient Viking settlement, the town plan is medieval in origin.  Today it offers a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.   There is also an airport here which connects to many of the main hubs in the south.

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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