Retreat on the 500 ref: UK31712

Canisbay, near Wick, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Retreat on the 500 is located just over 2 miles from John O’ Groats and 18 miles from the popular and vibrant towns of Wick and Thurso. This spacious, detached property lies on the coast with uninterrupted views over the islands, and the sound of the sea will not disappoint guests.

The property has a large reception hall and a ground floor bedroom with a super kingsize bed, and it also benefits from an en-suite shower room. There is a beautiful open plan kitchen/dining room with island views and a good level of appliances, as well as a utility room. The living room has a wood burner and comfortable furniture, this is a sun room with amazing views. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with an additional single bed and an en-suite shower room, and a further twin bedroom served by a family bathroom with a roll-top bath. Outside, the enclosed, lawned garden is perfect for children and your four-legged friend. The area is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coves, with the spectacular Dunnet beach only 8 miles away. Shop 18 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV and Karndean floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Karndean floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over roll-top bath, toilet and Karndean floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Wick
  • Shops
    18 miles
  • Distance
    18 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 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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