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Bencorragh House

Upper Gills, Canisbay, John O'Groats KW1 4YD, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Looked after well. Everything was fine for a B&B local to J.O.G. Friendly & helpful owner. Lots of cats, but not in the bedrooms and no signs of cat fluff in the dining area. Tasty breakfast and nothing was too much trouble.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

DIRECTIONS: From Wick, turn left off A99 at sign for Canisbay, follow road for approx 4 miles and pick up Bencorragh House B&B signs on left; from Thurso direction, turn right off A836 at Gills (up road immediately after red telephone box), follow road to end, turn left and approx 500 yards on right pick up B&B sign. HOSTS: Sandy... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Providing you're not allergic to cats and don't have an aversion to Teddy Bears - be warned there is a plethora of both - this a perfectly satisfactory overnight stop. Breakfast was good and served speedily. Oddly for this day and age there was no TV in the room. Unlike some other reviewers we found both owners friendly and forthcoming.... More

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Bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed here in June 2013. The directions were not clear and required several phone calls. Sandi was helpful but not around much. Husband verged on the unpleasant and seemed to resent our picnic in the sitting area one night and hustled the cats out saying they were not used to visitors being in the room at night. No recommendations... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Host was helpful and charming. Breakfast was fresh and lovely. Accommodation though roomy (far too many beds, however for our purposes) was a bit tired and not quite up to standard.It is important to note that this is very much a working farm. Their are animals not just around the outside, but also very very many cats inside! I would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Comfortable house, big rooms, clean, beautiful views, but very unfriendly welcome...We've come 2 families with 4 kids, and when we've asked to heat our baby food, he's told us that he doesn't know how it works, because he has choosed have animals instead of children....Afterwards I've asked to go and see the farm with the children and he has answered... More

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New Harmony, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We recently stayed 2 nights at this B&B. It is a working farm complete with highland cows and sheep, dogs and cats. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was clean and comfortable and our breakfast was very good. We wish the internet signal had been stronger, but it is a remote area. Inn-keeper, Sandi, was the shining star... More

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed here before crossing to Orkney, and whilst I like some individuality, the standard of the furnishings was not up to standard expected of a three star establishment. The cats in the lounge were fine but surely the litter tray could have been in the owners own accommodation. Our towels were thin, ragged and of indistinguishable colour. I am... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

The husband is aloof and curt and seems to resent you being in his home. There are 5 cats in the guest area of the home as well as dozens of stuffed teddy bears and other animals. There were at least 100 stuffed animals on a shelf in our room. Dust collectors! like cats and have no allergies but I... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We arrived to be welcomed with a pot of tea.The surroundings were dated and muddled.Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable.The breakfast was overall below expectancy. If you did not have a "cooked" meal there was very little choice. The toast was like cardboard and unpalatable,synonomous with being toasted from frozen. Overall the whole experience leaves a lot... More

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Also Known As:
Bencorragh House Scotland, UK
Address: Upper Gills, Canisbay, John O'Groats KW1 4YD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > John O'Groats
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in John O'Groats

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