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Sea Otter Cottage - Unforgettable

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Wow. What a location. Sea Shore (since totally re-built ) in foreground with Sea Otter beyond
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36 reviews
Wow. What a location. Sea Shore (since totally re-built ) in foreground with Sea Otter beyond
Flying in? There's Ackergill Haven in the bay beyond Ackergill Tower
Only two miles out of Wick and Tesco and it looks like we're driving straight into the sea.
In winter, after annexe rebuild, not quite so attractive - but the location still - WOW
Past the re-built Sea Shore Cottage to Sea Otter's Front Door
Go in and turn left for the small living room.
New stove but new mantle shelf unaffordable so far.
But then look out through those french doors - and catch your breath!
When the tide's in - Hope I don't feel too seasick,!
Such amazing sunsets over the castle next door. At high tide every ripple in pink.
But maybe the tide's out when you arrive
Never mind - just check the tide clock and check when you'll next see the waves up close.
What a view from the kitchen window, with a millionaire's restored castle next door
Gather around the table for breakfast
Downstairs Bathroom. Big bath. High quality shower
Just inside the front door. Turn right instead of left and see the cosy downstairs double bedroom.
Stairs a bit steep - Never be allowed under new building regulations.
But worth the climb - Is that an Oyster Catcher? Where's that sea bird book?
Top of the stairs on the right. That double bed looks welcoming.
Top of the stairs turn left - for the room with two single beds and the same spectacular views
Beautiful, rugged shoreline
Fancy having virtually our own private beach
No time to watch TV - watching the waves is so much more relaxing
We just don't want to leave - Sea Otter - definitely unforgettable. Never mind - we'll be
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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Looking out north across sheltered Sinclair Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse, this fully equipped, self-catering, semi-detached foreshore cottage has unforgettable sea views. As the tide comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living oil painting of the ocean surf. It might seem far north but is still south of all of Norway and is well worth the two hours scenic seaside journey on the road from lnverness. Orcas are regularly visible, seabirds and seals abound and guests even sometimes see our shy sea otter.

Two things which need to be noted. a) the main sitting room is small and only has easy room for 4 people (although more have been happy to squeeze in, and in summer most love to sit out on the decking anyway) and b) the two bedrooms with fantastic views of the sea can only be accessed up some...
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Listing #HL254334
About the Owner
Rupert F
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it may need a bit of updating but was still enjoyable. with everything you need.. went to castle mey -lands end -dunnet head all very good and worthwile, the area is quite bleak scenery wise. otherwise

Thank David S
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The views from the lounge, kitchen and upstairs bedrooms are just stunning. Magical to have the ocean and beach on your doorstep. As Rupert clearly states, the stairs up are very steep, so do take care. The decor is dated, but everything is functional, and...More

Thank Andy P
Rupert F, VR Owner at Sea Otter Cottage - Unforgettable, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Sorry about the swivel/rocking chair. By chance it was, apart from beds, the only furniture I ever bought new, in this case as a treat to myself when the re-build of Sea Shore had been completed. Of necessity, due to the amount of essential re-build...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed 6 to 10th of November the cottage was lovely and warm had everything we needed plenty of room for the 4 of us.The views from the cottage were beautiful a place to sit and watch the world go by and to make it an...More

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
R 1 932
£110
R 2 196
£125
R 12 824
£730
R 51 824
£2 950
7 May 2018 -
23 Sep 2018
Summer
3 nights
R 1 932
£110
R 2 196
£125
R 13 966
£795
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24 Sep 2018 -
28 Oct 2018
Autumn
3 nights
R 1 669
£95
R 1 932
£110
R 12 034
£685
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29 Oct 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
Winter
3 nights
R 1 318
£75
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R 8 520
£485
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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
Major discounts for last minute (<2 weeks) bookings when the property would otherwise be empty

Payments can be made via Paypal, Cheque, Postal Order, Visa Or Debit

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If, at the time of booking, rather than just paying the deposit,
you are able to pay the full amount early,
then a discount will usually be offered.

By prior arrangement with our local contact,
arriving earlier than 4 pm, or leaving after 10 am is usually acceptable.

An extra £10 is normally added for every person more than 2
i.e. if the price quoted for 2 people for a week is £450
then the quote for 3 people will usually be for £450 + £10 = £460.

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About the neighbourhood
Places of interest Include The Castle of Mey, Camster Cairns, Waligoe Steps, Wick's refurbished Harbour, Hill of Many Stones, Old Pulteney Whisky Distillery, Sinclair Girnigoe Castle

Activities include Horse Riding, Archery, Target Shooting, Fishing, Paintball, Off-roading Experiences, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Sea Angling, Bird watching, Rambling + More
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Wick: 2.6 km
Railway: Wick: 3.2 km
Ferry: Gills Bay: 27.0 km
Sea Otter Cottage is situated in the small village of Ackergill Haven just 2 miles from Wick town centre. If driving you need to head north on the main A99 road towards John o'Groats. After leave Wick, drive past Tesco and the airfield, and about half a mile further on, just after a cafe and art shop on the left, you will see a signpost to Ackergill on your right. Follow the road straight on towards the sea. As you enter Ackergill there are some houses on the left - and after most of them, just opposite a pillar box on your right, you will see a sign on your left saying Sea Otter Cottage. Drive down an unmade road, through the gate, and start to unwind.

The front door to Sea Otter Cottage is down the left side of the building at the far end, past the newly-renovated Sea Shore Cottag...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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