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Sea Shore Cottage

View from main bedroom. Recent guest 'A sea view better than on a cruise liner!'
Certificate of Excellence
Very good
22 reviews
View from main bedroom. Recent guest 'A sea view better than on a cruise liner!'
Sea Shore Cottage just after the July 2013 re-opening - with Sea Otter Cottage beyond
Open the front door and immediately feel welcome
Smart kitchen/dining area. Oven, hob and microwave. Washing machine and drier. Fridge-freezer
Open plan dining table and lounge area
Looking back towards the front door
Now do come on and have a look upstairs
Along the landing.
to get a first glimpse of that wonderful view of the harbour area from the main bedroom
Morning sunshine and a comfy bed. Where's my coffee? Then I'll sit up and be mesmerised by
View of the ever-changing sea and sky.
Then back along the landing to the second bedroom
With two more comfy beds
Dawn sunlight reflected in next door castle windows. (Photo thanks to a recent guest)
Finally the newly-refurbished bathroom with shower
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
This fully equipped, semi-detached, foreshore cottage has unforgettably close sea views. All the main windows look across Sinclair Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse and as the tide comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living oil painting of ocean surf.

Downstairs Sea Shore Cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen. Upstairs both bedrooms overlook the sea to the north with a view of the two mile long open access sandy beach at Reiss visible just beyond the restored castle owned by a millionaire. Just one field (sometimes with cows) between you. (See the Ackergill Tower website to see how the 1% live! At about £1,000 per night!)

Stop Press: Wi-Fi situation.
We have had Wi-F in both Sea Shore and Sea Otter Cottages for many years and until recently it has been working reasonably well....
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Listing #HL492053
About the Owner
Rupert F
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We are 'retired' and live in Leighton Buzzard (Near Milton Keynes) but we have an excellent local lady who keeps the place clean and changes the sheets etc. She lives just around the corner in Tower Drive. Although we live so far away we regularly take the train from home to Wick (8.30 am -> 10 pm. Only At our age only £100 return in the off season. Or in Nov or Feb EasyJet flight from Luton to Inverness, from only £30 return! followed by the 4 hours relaxing on the Far North Railway (aged over 50, only £24 return)
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Clean, tidy cottage with all amenities required and with great views from your window. Plannning on booking again later March. Owner very imformative of the the local and surrounding areas.More

Thank George T
Rupert F, VR Owner at Sea Shore Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks. Every good review means more guests and more guests means a) jobs for Caithness people b) nearer to getting out of re-build debts and finally c) money to invest in the property e.g. a triple glazed extension outside Sea Shore so people year round...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Sea Cottage in Ackergill is cosy and very comfortable, right on the edge of the sea on Sinclair's Bay.The views are dramatic with waves crashing in close to the cottage and there are amazing views. We would definitely recommend it and intend to return.

Thank Annie014
Rupert F, VR Owner at Sea Shore Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

So very glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the TV problems. I have just seen a notice on BBC News explaining why Freeview depends so much on weather conditions. Hopefully you managed to find better things to do when the TV didn't work

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Reviewed 22 September 2017


Rupert F, VR Owner at Sea Shore Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017


  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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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.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 852
R 12 330
7 May 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
3 nights
R 1 852
R 12 330
1 Oct 2018 -
4 Nov 2018
3 nights
R 1 676
R 8 202
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

In need of a really low travel costs winter break? Check Trip Advisor for some amazingly low air fares, and Scotrail for senior citizen bargains. In January I was able to travel by EasyJet Luton-Inverness, and by comfortable but slow Scotrail Inverness-Wick. Total cost less than £110 return!!

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.

If anyone wishes to stay for only 2 nights
instead of our usual minimum of 3...
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About the neighbourhood
Places of interest Include: Wick Heritage Museum, The Castle of Mey, Mary Ann's Cottage Museum, Camster Cairns, Waligoe Steps, Wick's refurbished Harbour, Hill of Many Stones, Old Pulteney Distillery, Dunnet Head, (Check the map for this true northmost cliff top, and far more impressive than the John O'Groats car park and tourist trap)

Activities include Horse Riding, Archery, Target Shooting, Fishing, Paintball, Off-roading Experiences, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Sea Angling + More
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Wick: 2.6 km
Railway: Wick: 3.2 km
Ferry: Gills Bay or Scrabster: 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 Shore Cottage is the first property you come to, adjoining Sea Otter Cottage (also available for rental), whic...
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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