Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Lybster - The Old Free Church, Lybster
Luxury self catering accommodation for families, couples and groups of friends
This luxurious church conversion offers an unrivalled self-catering holiday in the coastal village of Lybster. Ideally situated on the far north-east coast of the Scottish Highlands, Caithness is known for it's remarkable light, extraordinary skies and spectacular coastline.
Designed for practicality and comfort, which is well-appointed and homely, offering a well-equipped kitchen, family-friendly layout, spacious and luxurious bedrooms with their own en-suite shower rooms and fabulous gallery lounge, offering the ultimate in luxury, warmth and charm.
Appointed with quality fixtures and fittings, every effort has been taken to preserve the church walls, the deep window recesses, cathedral style windows and the retention of the original church beams.
With an abundance of spectacular countryside to explore, a variety of local attractions and a high standard of self-catering accommodation, this magnificent holiday rental will attract families, couples and groups of friends.
Family Friendly: Simple pleasures are often the most memorable and come from those hassle-free holidays where the whole party is relaxed. We aim to ensure just that - occupied children, relaxed and happy young people and chilled-out adults. Indeed, the layout of the church apartment really lends itself to chilling out, and our guests enjoyment of the accommodation is important to us. We know there are days that you won't want to leave! With this in mind, we always ensure there are lots of DVD's & X Box Games for all ages and books and magazines for those squishy sofa days. Our Scottish Monopoly is a hit with families! We've got most of the traditional board games (Scrabble, Cluedo, Pictionary) alongside cards, dominos, trivia, 1000 piece jigsaws, etc. The environment is designed to be child friendly and little ones can play with our toddler toys in complete safety with space to run around and enjoy their play. Fast and effective WiFi is guaranteed and provided completely free of charge
Heritage - Unique Quality: The church itself was built in 1840 - the Free Church of Scotland serving the village of Lybster. It shut its doors as a church in 1989, becoming a labour of love to a local villager, who spent the years gradually renovating its interior to splendid excellence. The Church Apartment at Lybster is the third and final phase of the renovation and it is a pleasure to offer such a unique self-catering holiday experience.
It is important, in offering such high standard accommodation, that nothing has been left to chance, and attention has been made to even the smallest details.
A variety of local prints allow you to enjoy Caithness at its best and appreciate the many coastal scenes, spectacular skies and extraordinary light and colour. Local Malt, luxurious toiletries from Scottish Fine Soaps, robes and quality linen ensure you know you're on holiday and for the ultimate indulgence, there's even a country spa (females only) just over a mile away!
A bit more about the area's attractions: Lybster is a perfect base to explore the many attractions of Caithness. Famous John O’Groats with its breathtaking scenery and unrivalled coastline, is a 40 minute drive. Here there are daily ferries along the coast (including a sealife tour) & regular sailings to Orkney. See the world famous Duncansby Stacks from the top of John O'Groats. Visit John O'Groats' wonderful new addition - Flavours, luxury Ice Cream & Confectionery Shop. A fabulous selection of cones and flavoured ice creams. Amazing sundaes. Hot Chocolates and Lavazza coffee to take away. Stockists of wonderful Cocoa Mountain Chocolate (the ultimate Highland Indulgence). Perfect to take home as a gift (if you can manage not to scoff it before you get home!) Why not try the Explorer rib at John O'Groats? A fantastic speed boat that takes you around the intruiging island of Stroma and around the stacks - a breathtaking and memorable experience. Visit the Castle of Mey, just along the coast, lovingly restored by the late Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother. The Dunbeath Heritage Centre & Pulteney Distillery in Wick are among many of the visitor attractions.
Wick has a large Tesco Superstore, butchers and fishmongers and the usual selection of takeaways, restaurants, shops, parks & swimming pool. Thurso offers a variety of supermarkets, deli, shops, cafes, bars & restaurants as well as a swimming pool. In Caithness there are a huge variety of restaurants to suit all budgets & tastes, from award winning seafood restaurants to bars and bistros.
FLYBE & EASTERN AIRWAYS - Flying from Edinburgh & Aberdeen to Wick Airport (Sunday to Friday flights)
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Sandra Thain
I have always loved property and design so coming across the Church Apartment was just wonderful and I knew it would make the perfect holiday home.
Sandra Thain purchased this apartment in 2007
Why Sandra Thain chose Lybster
The Church Apartment offers everything you could possibly want in a holiday home. We are seasoned self caterers and know exactly what we ourselves expect when on holiday. You will therefore find the Church Apartment very well-equipped and designed so you'll know you're on holiday but with the reassurance that it will be a home from home experience too.
What makes this apartment unique
The Church Apartment is wonderfully unique and it does not fit the mould of standard self-catering. It is spacious and oozes charm. Luxurious and indulgent, but comfy and homely at the same time.
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is an outstanding holiday home. Much more than an apartment - first class! Very special, oozing with charm and EVERYTHING is such good quality. Didn't want to go home.....
Thank you Sandra for a wonderful holiday.