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The Old Tea Shop is a traditional holiday cottage sleeping 4 persons

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

OPEN ALL YEAR - Please request discounts for 4,5 or 6 night stays

The Old Tea Shop Self-catering Holiday Cottage is a converted Sweet Shop/Tea Room. The cottage comfortably sleeps 4 people with 2 en-suite bedrooms.

The cottage is an ideal base for exploring Scotland's Northern Wilderness, situated inbetween the lovely town of Thurso and the famous John-O-Groats, ideally positioned for people taking trips to the Orkney Islands via Gills Bay Ferry.

It comprises of a large open-plan living Area/Kitchen featuring wood-burning stove, Belfast Sink, Large flat Screen 3D Television & Blueray DVD Player also Wi Games Console. Oil-fired Rayburn, Central Heating, Leather Corner Suite, Welsh Dresser and traditional furnishings, exposed beams,.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, microwave, electric oven, washer/dryer/dishwasher etc. Wifi is complimentary throughout the cottage. Supply of complimentary logs, further logs available for purchase.

The bedrooms are both en-suite and have exposed beams with rustic style furnishings both have Television.

The double en-suite bedroom comprises of Victorian Style Bedstead, Wardrobe/Dressing Table, Linen & Towels. Free-standing Victorian Bath, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet and Shower.

Twin en-suite bedroom comprises of 2 single Victorian Style Bedsteads, Wardrobe/Dressing Table Linen & Towels, Large Shower, Basin & Toilet.

The Old Tea Shop has it's own parking area and enclosed garden with garden furniture. The courtyard area to the front has old-fashioned lamp posts and is surrounded by large mature fir trees.

The cottage welcomes children over the age of 10 years.

Bookings are taken for nightly stays, short breaks & full weeks.

OPEN APRIL TO OCTOBER

In the beautiful county of Caithness you will find spectacular bays, pretty harbours & foaming rivers rich in brown trout & salmon. It is a wonderful mixture of dramatic landscapes & stunning scenery from wild cliffs & tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches. It is a haven to birdwatchers, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts, whatever you decide to do we are sure you will want to return.

Visit Dunnet Head - Britains most northernly point - hear you can see the most spectacular wildlife you will probably ever see - puffins - eagles - otters - seals - deer and much more!

Also visit the Castle of Mey - The Queen Mothers former residence it is just a mile from the cottage with spectacular visitor centre and wonderful gardens.

Need extra accommodation for larger groups check out our holiday cottage The Old Tea Shop (on same site)

More Details

Owner
Shirley Whittaker
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Shirley Whittaker

Hi I am Shirley, I look forward to welcome you to my property in Caithness, I love life and believe life is for living so come and enjoy this beautiful part of North Scotland!!

Shirley Whittaker purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Shirley Whittaker chose Thurso

The Old Tea Shop is a unique property once run as an Old Sweet Shop and Tea room, we have many stories about these days some of which are displayed in the cottage. It is a spacious traditional property retaining it's old character and charm and ideal for exploring Caithness..

What makes this cottage unique

Your own 'home from home' come and enjoy, enjoy the freedom, space and cosiness of this property. A great place to relax after a hard day's walking/.sightseeing.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thurso in Caithness

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 bathroom with Victorian free standing roll top bath, sink, shower & toilet 1 bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 double bedroom with double bed en-auite with bath & shower 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds ensuite with shower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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The Old Tea Shop is a traditional holiday cottage sleeping 4 persons
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
5

Love every moment of it!

  • 5 of 5

I love the character of this cottage and thy have left a booklet to show how it's created from which really interested me. I had a amazing stay. Cottage is warm and cosy and I had lovely bath along with the fire on while watching telly. I will come back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The old Tea Shop, it was lovely to meet you.
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5

Everything you could imagine x3

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, wonderfully equipped. It has everything one could possibly image plus more!!

Fresh eggs, milk and shortbread on top of staying in one of the most interesting and wonderful locations.

Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Liebevoll eingerichtetes Appartement

  • 3 of 5

Insgesamt hübsch aber zu viel Kitsch überall verteilt

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Sauber

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Wohnung

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Wunderbar

  • 5 of 5

Ein wundervolles und gemütliches Haus. Hier ist wirklich alles vorhanden was man braucht. Es ist sauber und sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und der Ofen brannte schon. Leider waren wir nur 2 Nächte hier, da wir auf der Durchreise waren. Hier hätten wir gerne mehr Zeit verbracht. Wenn es uns nochmal in diese Gegend Schottlands verschlägt, wäre der Old Tea Shop unsere erste Wahl!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Wick
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Gills Bay
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Thurso
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mey
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Scarfskerry
Car: recommended

John O Groats 15 minutes drive

Dunnet Head - Most Northernly Point 15 minutes drive

Gills Bay Ferry to Orkney Islands 10 mins Drive

Thurso Town 15 mins drive

Wick Town 20 mins drive

Castle of Mey 5 mins drive

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Thurso, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer18
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£120
for 1 night
From
£120
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£85
for 1 night
From
£85
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
xmas 18
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
jan arch 19
4 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
£72
for 1 night
From
£72
£499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
april to june 19
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
1 night minimum stay
£108
for 1 night
From
£108
£599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
july to sept 19
1 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
1 night minimum stay
£119
for 1 night
From
£119
£699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
oct to 20 dec 19
1 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
1 night minimum stay
£80
for 1 night
From
£80
£499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
21 dec to 3 jan 20
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£99
for 1 night
From
£99
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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