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Keiss Harbour House

Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
18 reviews
Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
House and Harbour
View of the house and harbour, looking across the sea
House and Harbour
House and Harbour
House and Harbour
Great Room - soaring 6 metre ceiling with an open fire at one end, and a wood stove at the other.
Great Room - various comfortable areas to relax after exploring the beautiful Caithness coastline.
Wood stove in Great Room.
Great Room - dining table seats 14 or 16 comfortably. Child's high chair provided.
Open fire in Great Room.
Harbour views
Breakfast Room - relax by the open fire, or try a jigsaw overlooking the sea
Breakfast Room and stairs down to bedrooms on lower level (stair gate at top of stairs)
Front entrance
Open fire in Breakfast Room just off the kitchen
Kitchen with island seating for 5.
Enjoy cooking with friends and family while overlooking the magnificent sea views.
Well-equipped kitchen with two fridges, freezer, wine fridge, double oven, microwave, dishwasher
Downstairs corridor
Bedroom 1 (Kingsize bed)
Bedroom 2 (Kingsize bed and cot) with balcony.
Bedroom 3 (Kingsize bed) with balcony.
Bedroom 4 (Two single beds)
Bedroom 5 (Two sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4, suitable for adults).
Shower and Steam Room
Family bathroom - bath with handheld shower
A bath with a view!
Another view from the bath...
Main floor shower room
The Harbour
Dramatic nearby coastal cliffs
Keiss beach, 10 minutes walk from the house
Old Keiss Castle, 10 minutes walk from the house - you will pass ancient brochs and WWII pillboxes
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5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Keiss Harbour House is a stunning, contemporary-styled house created from the historic harbour fishing station on the edge of the Caithness village of Keiss, some 12 miles south of John O'Groats. The five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms make it ideal for entertaining groups of friends or family gatherings. This area is ideal for those seeking an active holiday, with surfing and golf being local specialities, or for a more relaxing break, with sandy beaches, fishing and many historical and archaeological attractions in easy reach. This is also an ideal base for trips to the Orkney Islands. Or why not just sit in an armchair in front of one of the three real fires, looking at the spectacular views out over the sea and drinking your complimentary bottle of local whisky!

The Keiss village pub is five minutes walk away, as is the...
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Listing #HL80300
About the Owner
Jill S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at this accommodation, beautiful comfortable house with excellent facilities in a stunning location, would highly recommend

1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lots of room for the 10 of us. Beautiful views from every window, lots of lovely walks with the dog and a very well equipped house.

1  Thank lindyManchester
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stayed here with the dive club as had a long weekend boat diving in Wick, The rooms were spacious and clean. Plenty of room for the 9 of us and the dog. It will accommodate 12 easily and everyone had space for all our kit...More

2  Thank Claire G
AnnaW67, VR Owner at Keiss Harbour House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you so much for the lovely review, you are very kind and have just made my day! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the house and that it was suitable for you. We will miss the house but fingers crossed it will still be...More

  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    2 Twins
    3 Queens
    2 Bunks
    1 Crib
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 3 181
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
high season - summer
7 nights --
R 25 444
£1 400
1 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
mid season- autumn
3 nights
R 3 181
R 18 175
£1 000
27 Oct 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
low season - winter
3 nights
R 3 181
R 15 448
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short stays (3 nights minimum) are welcomed in the low and mid seasons. All heating, logs and coal are included in the rates and there is no charge for dogs. Complimentary bottle of local whisky included!
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About the neighbourhood
Whether you are on a family holiday, sporting break or get-together of friends, you will find plenty to do with easy access from the house.

The sandy links course of Wick Golf Club is five minutes drive away, as is the surfers mecca of Sinclair's Bay. There are further renowned surfing beaches, around Thurso and Strathy, within an hours drive. Kayaking and canoeing is also a great activity in the area. Fishing on nearby rivers and lochs is available, or you can fish off the harbour wall!

The riding stables (Achalone Activities) in nearby Halkirk offers lessons, hacking and trekking for all abilities, and for the adventurous, there are exhilarating boat trips along the Caithness Coast from Wick Harbour and wildlife boat trips in the Pentland Firth from John o' Groats and Scrabs...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Wick airport: 11.0 km
Railway: Wick Railway Station: 12.0 km
Ferry: John o'Groats or Gills Bay (to Orkney): 12.0 km
Fly to Wick Airport, just 10 minutes drive away, with flights from Edinburgh with flybe.com and flights from Aberdeen with easternairways.com.

Or fly to Inverness (around 3 hours drive away) from many destinations around the UK and then get the train or hire a car for the remainder of your journey.

Travelling by rail is a great way to arrive in Caithness, with Wick railway station just 10 minutes drive from the house. Trains to Wick come from Inverness, which is linked by rail to a number of cities and towns in the UK. The train journey from Inverness to Wick is a spectacular trip though some of Scotland's most remote countryside. The sleeper train from London to Inverness is a wonderful way to arrive, see firstscotrail.co.uk for details.

There are also bus links to Wick from I...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 km.
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