Harden Farmhouse ref: UK7105

Wick, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Harden Cottage is a detached cottage, nestled down a single track in countryside just over 2 miles from Wick. Inside this cottage (fully renovated in 2020) is a cosy living room with leather sofas wrapping around a wood burner; the formal dining room also has a wood burner. There’s also a utility room and a bathroom with a roll-top bath on the ground floor. The kitchen is very modern and well equipped. On the first floor you’ll find two double bedrooms and a shower room. Outside there is ample parking and gardens. To the side of the property under a pergola is a hot tub where you can relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Harden Farmhouse is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday and makes a super base for exploring the Caithness area and beyond.
Visit Wick’s Heritage Centre and The Pultney Distillery, both within walking distance, or perhaps 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 is also nearby. For those seeking an active holiday, there are lots of watersports available, including surfing and sea angling, or why not try inland mountain biking and hill walking? For the less energetic, meander along some of the many unspoilt beaches with their large variety of birds and wildlife, or just sit and relax in the comfort of Harden Farmhouse. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 44" Freeview Smart TV and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wood burner.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, 32" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Garden. Hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is 1 step in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Wick
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Wick
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake

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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