COVID-19 Update

We are a small, dedicated team who pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers and owners. We have worked hard to achieve Feefo Platinum standard for delivering exceptional customer and we will continue to try to adhere to this even during the crisis that we now have.

With thousands of bookings across 270 properties and their respective owners to liaise with, it’s a huge jigsaw for us to complete, particularly when we can’t be in the office due to the current restrictions. We are trying to be socially responsible & morally fair in discussions with our owners. We have asked them to consider allowing a variation to the booking terms and conditions so that the clause regarding no refunds being made in the case of an epidemic may now be varied during the COVID19 epidemic.

Once we have a response from our owners we will be contacting all our holiday-makers who have not been able to take up their holiday due to the current COVID19 restrictions. In the first instance that will be those holidays falling in the current 3 week period. If this period is extended then we will roll forward until such time as restrictions are lifted.

Please be assured that we will respond to you as soon as possible and we are very grateful for your support and patience at this time

Nigel
N J Pollard
Managing Director, Discover Scotland

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Keepers Cottage

Location:
Thurso
,
North Highlands
 
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
2 Guests
2 Dogs

A luxury bothy style cottage which has been modernised to an excellent standard. Set in one of the most wonderfully wild areas of Scotland it provides a truly enchanting wilderness destination. The nearest corner shop is approximately fifteen miles away and access to the cottage is along six miles or so of forest roads; alternatively, you can catch a train to the request Halt at Altnabreach Station (450m), one of the most remote and little used stations in Britain. The scenery is startling and opportunities for outdoor pursuits are almost endless be it walking, mountain biking, fishing and of course enjoying the superb flora and fauna of this wild area.

While you could spend a week at this cottage taking walks every day and not crossing the same path twice there is still good access to the other special sites and scenes in this fantastic area. John O'Groats is close by with ferry links to Orkney making day trips to the islands possible. While just along the coast is Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of Britain, which with its superb sandy beach is a Mecca for surfing. If more gentle pursuits are needed then the late Queen Mother's summer retreat at Castle of Mey should not to be missed together with the awesome Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. This impregnable medieval stronghold is the most spectacular ruin in the North of Scotland and the only castle in Scotland to be listed by the World Monuments Fund.

Wildlife abounds throughout the area both on your doorstep at the cottage or indeed along the rugged coast line which varies from superb sandy beaches such as Dunnet Bay or Melich Bay together with rugged coastal cliff walks. The cliff walks are worth investigating to savour the sights of puffins and kittiwakes together with the chance to see whales, dolphin and porpoises. With the coastline so near and together with the lochs and burns closer to the cottage water sports and angling are superbly catered for and brown trout fishing is available on the owner's loch, Loch Dhu.

Keepers Cottage makes a superb holiday location from which to explore the local heritage of the area including the quaint busy fishing towns of Thurso and Wick as well as seeing the great outdoors of Scotland at its best.

Postcode: KW12 6UR

Damage Deposit £150

Short breaks are welcome throughout the year

Accommodation for 2 on one floor: Open plan Sitting room/Dining room/Kitchen; 1 Twin room; Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin; Cloakroom.

Services: Heating and electricity included (wood fired and generator) * Wood fired range cooker * Bed linen and towels included * Fridge * Microwave * Mobile reception * TV * Parking * Garden * Garden furniture * Bicycle storage * Pets Welcome

Keepers Cottage may be booked in conjunction with nearby Badnaheen cottage which sleeps 4

EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week.

SPECIAL NOTES:
1. Private water supply.
2.
Forest road for 6 miles may have pot holes and Max Speed 15mph at all times; it is a "Wilderness Cottage" and it will take about 40 minutes to drive.

 

Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Water View

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Heating Cost Incl

External Features

  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
 
 

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
 
 
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