Fairfield ref: UK11788

Ackergill, near Wick, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Situated in open farmland and within a short stroll of the sea, Fairfield is a bright, modern, detached single-storey cottage. It is set in its own generous garden and enjoys lovely views from all aspects. The kitchen/dining room runs the length of the cottage, with a large dining table at one end complimented by a welcoming multi-fuel burner, and the well-equipped modern kitchen at the other, divided by a breakfast bar. There is a separate living room which is very spacious and beautifully presented, with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. Large windows look out across open farmland to the sea beyond. The two double bedrooms are both generously proportioned and attractively decorated. With a family sized bathroom as well as an en-suite, Fairfield is ideal for couples and families alike.

Fairfield is situated in a quiet no through lane that leads directly down to the shoreline in the hamlet of Ackergill, and there are wonderful coastal walks direct from the property. A particular favourite is the walk along the shoreline to the ruins of Sinclair Castle at Girnigoe, a 14th-century castle perched on the edge of the sea. There have been numerous sightings of Orca whales, as well as seals, porpoises and a myriad of seabirds. The nearby town of Wick, just 1 mile away, has an excellent selection of shops and amenities. The Wick Heritage Centre is well worth a visit and the Pulteney Distillery is famous for its single malt. Visitors are welcome to a tour, including a tasty dram or two!

The coastline up here is simply stunning, with miles of sandy beaches interspersed with rocky coves. For outdoor enthusiasts there is plenty to do, including golf, fishing, kayaking, sailing and horse riding all available in the area. A trip to the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head and a day trip to Orkney are all within easy driving distance. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, breakfast bar, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Facilities

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed front garden. Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Wick
  • Shops
    1.0 mile
  • Distance
    1.0 mile
  • Restaurant
    1.0 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Wick
  • Pub
    1.0 mile
  • Railway station distance
    2.2 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

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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