House in Caithness, Watten, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
I am a 50s something guy living and working abroad. I am loathed to give up this family home as we all use it thought the year so we decided to offer it as a rental to cover some of the costs of ownership. We like the place and hope you will as well. Stuart
Stuart purchased this House in 1979
Why Stuart chose Watten
The place is a family home so it has a very homely feel to it, not like the usual very sterile self catering places you will find else where. All the equipment is well maintained and replaced as needed.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location the house has everything you need. Would recommend and look at renting again.
Great communication with Stuart, the house had everything that was listed. Great value for money will look to book again in the future
Clean and homely warm friendly home from home.
Roomy and quaint family home
Easy to find in a fantastic location near the town of Wick, this large home is a great place to stay. It's layout is quite quaint, with a downstairs bathroom only (if you have young children this might prove difficult as the bedrooms are upstairs. If you have mobility issues, the bathroom and kitchen are down a few stairs from the living areas.) The house is attached to the local primary school and right next door to a well stocked local store. The main bedroom is huge with plenty of storage space. There are two other bedrooms, one with twin beds and one with a single bed. We had a very comfortable stay!
Beautiful central location very quaint house
Such a lovely house , everything you need.
Books / dvds/ board games 3 tv's.across 3 rooms.
Family of six and two dogs visiting.
On main road BUT very little road noise.
Shop next door very handy . Larder had the necessities left by previous guests and us, e.g salt , oil , fairy liquid soap powder etc.
Washing machine great but programs seem very long ,combi dryer but not ideal , to be fare radiators were great and we were there for a week .
Also some essentials in bathroom...we had forgotten loo roll ....
Both toilets ( and shower/bath) on ground floor and both had wee steps to get to them , fine for us , but consider the less firm when making your choice.
Truly felt at home , as many dishes , pots n oans etc as you may need.
Would suggest consideration given to updating couches and matress in main bedroom , whilst functionable just not the comfiest, but again we were there for a week..
There is a gate to back garden if you choose to close it , but front garden is open .
Plenty of dog walking on safe pavements and poo disposal bins readily available..
My children enchanted with several honesty boxes close by for fresh produce , jams ,eggs and even home made tablet.
Decent swing park within very short distance from house ,
Location is IDEAL ten minutes from Wick, 20 mins to Thurso , 30 mins to John o Groats on decent but few single track roads which is no issue bit worth mentioning .
Caretaker was located next door and introduced himself when we were unloading car .
Very good value for money, the owner was very flexible re dates and check in / check out too.
Had a great family holiday and if in same position would most definately return to Watten and the Old School House .
Just replaced the main bedroom mattress and the uncomfortable single. The single was only a year old but it had to go. Dec 2018. I was hoping to say I replaced one of the couches but there was nothing in red locally, maybe I will find one on my next trip home in May.
Good location with lots to do, everything tip top as expected
Cosy, homely house
We all had a wonderful stay, two adults and two dogs. The house was warm, cosy, comfy and clean and placed really well in terms of visiting all the places we wanted to go, quite central in the region. Pretty much everything you need for a self-catering stay. Would definitely come back.
Special interest holidays:
The house lies 5 minutes walk from Lock Watten one of the best stocked fly fishing lochs in Scotland. Wick river also runs through the Village try for a slalom in one of the local pools. Head to Scrabster for deep sea fishing with world record Halibut or try Dunnet beach one of the best beach casting beaches in the UK. The county is a fisherman's dream. Bare in mind that for some lochs, not Watten, you may need to book a boat up to a year in advance.
Do you like to paint, try the conservatory great light and easel provided.
Astronomy, some of the best dark sky's in the UK. We have access to an old farm house 5 minutes drive away. 0% light pollution.
Some of the best beaches in Scotland lie around the Caithness coast. All with 30 minutes driving time.
2 hours driving from Inverness.
Wick Airport is 20 minutes away by car.
Or take the Train to either Wick or Thurso.