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Burnside Cottage

Gills, Canisbay, Wick KW1 4YB, Scotland
Burnside Cottage
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay, the location was absolutely superb for our trip to Orkney. The room was fantastic, extremely spacious and well equipped and comfortable with a separate sitting area and superb views over open countryside. The breakfast was excellent and the hosts very friendly and made us feel completely at home.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Thanks for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed our stay and the trip to Orkney. We will be back soon. Room huge with a lovely view. Very good breakfast. Ethel really helpful. I would recommend it to everyone!

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As a family of 4, we stayed a night in Burnside Cottage and arrived there from the South East of England not knowing what really to expect. To me it was the perfect B & B. It was spotless, warm and cosy. The hosts were extremely welcoming and kind to have waited for us to arrive well past 9 in... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is one of the best B&Bs I've stayed in. The rooms are huge and extremely comfortable, with a lovely sitting area as well as the bed, tv and dressing table etc,. There is a feeling of calmness here, which perfectly suits the surrounding countryside. We enjoyed views of the surrounding farmland, as well as the sea. The B&B is... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Thanks to Ethel and her husband for making us very welcome. We enjoyed our short stay after returning from Orkney. Easy to find. Enjoyed Breakfast, hopefully "Green or Peppermint Tea" option will soon be available for Breakfast which was very enjoyable. Thank you.

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Ethel G, Owner at Burnside Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely kind comments. We shall try and invest in a selection of various teas for future guests!! More 

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights prior to taking the ferry to Orkney. Accommodation was first class, everything of very high quality. The bedrooms were spacious, spotless and extremely comfortable. We were made most welcome by Ethel and her husband. We would highly recommend this as a base for touring the North coast, and very convenient for the... More 

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Nakusp, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent Burnside Cottage signage helped us to easily locate this lovely, rural (quiet), clean, modern home coming from Thurso initially and again after dinner from John o'Groats. Ethel was most welcoming when we arrived and provided good information about the local dining options. We enjoyed our evening in the generous sized bedroom 3. It was possible to appreciate the wonderful... More 

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Armagh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Brunside is in a nice rural setting about a mile from the sea at Gills Bay. From the outside there are fine views of the mountains on one side and the sea, Stroma and Orkney on the other. It takes a long time to get there but it's such a relaxing place. Mr and Mrs Green made us feel so... More 

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Dromore. Co Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

My wife and I have stayed three times with Mrs Green and her husband David. Each time we return we feel like we are meeting up with old friends again. We have been in two of the bedrooms and they are both excellent. The breakfast is the usual hearty Scottish selection and Mrs Green does her utmost to look after... More 

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maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Our hostess at The Clachan in Wick reserved a room for us at the Burnside since we would be spending the day touring the Orkney Islands with a return around 8pm, not the best time to start to search for a room. We were exhausted when we arrived and the thought of returning to John O'Groats for dinner would have... More 

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