About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House in Caithness, Watten, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The ideal location for a Caithness Holiday. Four bedroom house that can sleep seven people.
Ideal for couples, family's, groups looking for a real home from home experience.
It is a family retreat that we use ourselves throughout the year.
The village shop is located next door and the local pub (The Brown Trout) is just around the corner.
Facilities include: A&A high speed internet & WiFi, Flat Screen TV, XBox 360, DVD player, very large DVD collection, very large book collection, board games, gas hob and electric oven, fridge and freezer, microwave oven combo, washing machine, kettle & toaster, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, toiletries, linen and towels, out side kennels, secure off street parking.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
Cosy home from home feel
This holiday home has a lovely atmosphere - cosy and friendly. It's in a good location with beautiful countryside nearby and handy for John O'Groats, Wick, Thurso etc. The shop next door is handy and helpful, wish we'd tried the local pub just up the road but we had a load of food to finish up! We would highly recommend this holiday home.
Lovely big house with character.
We stayed here for a week, and was really happy with everything! We had quite a late arrival, but that was no problem for the owners to organise that.
The house was warm, with gas central heating, storage heaters and individual plug in heaters at our disposal. There was more rooms in the house than we could possibly use, but it was lovely to have some space!
Despite it being next to and attached to a school, you don't even know the school is there! You don't hear a thing from the school. We had to check if the school was actually open!
There is a lovely bar a stones throw down the road which serves decent meals., and literally next door on the other side is a convenience store for getting all your stuff. There is a nice lake to walk around a short walk from the house. But obviously because it is in a remote area, a car is absolutely essential to get around.
Watten is in a great location half way between the two towns of Wick and Thurso. It is easy to get to a ferry to the Orkneys from here (tho i would recommend to stay in the orkneys for at least a night if you want to go there).
Inverness is 2.5 hour drive from here.
This really is a perfect "get away from it all" location. With miles and miles of unspoilt countryside beaches and old marinas around.
The house is fully stocked with everything you would need: towels, bed linen, pots, pans, plates etc. The house is old and some of the appliances and furniture in the house is old too. But everything was fully working. The house has some amazing character and really feels like a home. If I return to the area I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much to the owner for letting us stay and for organising access.
so welcoming and homely
Excellent base for touring the north and east coast. The house had everything you could possibly need for a self catering break. Warm and cosy with efficient heating system. Huge book selection inspired us to order from e bay whilst there. Which we were able to do thanks to the efficient Wi-Fi available. Lovely comfy beds. Village shop next door which has basics but large Tescos at Wick and Thurso within 10/15 minute drive. There is a large garden where children can play safely. No complaints at all. Thank you.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Please contact owner. Notes on prices: Pricing is variable. Dependant on length of stay and number of people staying. Drop me an email for a quote. Any guests willing to cut the grass get a £20 discount. Minimum stay is usually three nights.