Iscoyd ref: CC511263

North Watten near Wick, Caithness, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Iscoyd is a superb, modern detached house set in its own generous garden grounds amidst open countryside. It is beautifully presented throughout with high quality furniture and furnishings. With three large bedrooms, two bathrooms and an en-suite it provides ideal self-catering accommodation for two families, couples or larger groups. The main living area is open plan. The stunning lounge / dining room look out across the gardens to open countryside beyond. Deer are often spotted on the edge of the adjacent woodland. French doors lead through to an attractive patio area with outdoor dining tables and chairs. There is a bright, modern kitchen with separate utility room. With miles of open countryside, quiet lanes and woodlands, it is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and those seeking quiet seclusion in a lovely countryside setting.  The owner is an avid angler with his own boat on nearby Loch Watten. Fishing trips can be arranged for visitors on this lovely scenic loch if required.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating- underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs- and comprises:
Open plan lounge / diner / kitchen:
Lounge area: with Freeview TV and DVD and Radio/CD; an extremely spacious lounge area with views over open farmland and woodland beyond

Dining area: with dining furniture for six, French windows open onto patio area and gardens

Kitchen area: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; bright, well equipped kitchen with Belfast sink

Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

Utility room: with  washing machine and separate dryer, space for outdoor gear storage

First floor

Bedroom 1: with king-size bed and en-suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

Bedroom 2: with double bed and a single bed
Bedroom 3: with two single beds

Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All fuel and power provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Wi-Fi.

Miscellaneous

Fully enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn, patio area. Parking for 4/5 cars
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
    Castletown
  • Shops
    5 Miles
  • Distance
    5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso or Wick
  • Pub
    5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

This area has some of the finest beaches to be found in the UK. The nearby sands at Reiss are simply stunning. Paths lead through the white sandy dunes to the sweeping beach below. Surfing, body-boarding, sand-buggying, swimming, horse riding and wild-life watching are all local pastimes, yet this superb beach is never crowded. Dunnet Forest, just a few miles further north, has miles of lovely walks and cycling trails, with picnic areas and unusual sculptures to encounter on the way. It is also close to the Highland Tourist trail that runs from Wick harbour in the east through to Ullapool in the west. This trail follows a route right across the far north and west of Scotland, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery, with mountain ranges, stunning beaches and awe-inspiring and ever-changing coastline along the way. The Castle of Mey, beautifully restored by the late Queen Mother is a must. This fairytale castle has a fascinating history and the gardens, grounds and views are wonderful. The whole area is renowned for its bird and sea life. Puffins, Great Skua, otters, seals, dolphins and whales are all seen around these coastal waters. An excellent boat trip runs from John O’ Groats to encounter the sea-life close to hand and to explore this fascinating coastline from a different perspective. Day trips also run from here across to the Orkney Isles. Here visitors can explore Neolithic villages, standing stones, Scapa Flow and the amazing Italian chapel built by prisoners during the Second World War. At Melvich just along the coast there is also a colony of puffins, and at Forsinard, Strath Halladale, there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna of the area. Historical sites and places of interest abound. A local archaeological trail provides a tantalising glimpse into times past, with brochs, cairns and ancient sites along the way. There are also many excellent golf courses in the region, and plenty of opportunities for fishing, coast and forest walking, and cycling, taking advantage of the quiet country lanes and spectacular coastal scenery. The towns of Thurso and Wick are both 12 miles away. Thurso has an excellent selection of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. Originally built by the Vikings and added to over the centuries it now offers visitors a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The new Caithness Horizons visitor centre is well worth a visit. Facilities also include a swimming pool, leisure centre, boating lake, horse riding and sailing. The town of Wick is also steeped in history. Also an ancient Viking settlement, the town plan is medieval in origin. Today it offers a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. There are a wide variety of sporting activities in the area. Iscoyd provides a superb base from which to explore this totally unspoilt area.

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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