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Keiss Harbour House

View of the house and harbour, looking across the sea
5.0 of 5 stars
15 reviews
View of the house and harbour, looking across the sea
View of the house and harbour
The spectacular 'great hall'
Historic dining table, made from the origianl roof joists of the house
The dining table seats 12 comfortably
Sofa sitting area, with TV/DVD...
And a woodburner of course
Breakfast beside the fire in the hall
Or just sit by the fire...
...And look out of the window
The kitchen, with a full range of equipment
Bedroom corridor and stairs to the upstairs hall
Bedroom one (king size bed)
Bedroom two (king size bed and cot), with balcony
Bedroom three (king size bed), with balcony
Bedroom four (twin beds)
Bedroom five, the bunk room, sleeps four (beds are suitable for adults)
Shower room and steam room
The bath with a view!
The Harbour
Dramatic nearby coastal cliffs
Keiss beach, 10 minutes walk from the house
Old Keiss Castle, 10 minutes walk from the house
And then relax with your complimentary bottle of local whisky!
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Keiss Harbour House is a stunning, contemporary-styled house created from the historic harbour fishing station on the edge of the Caithness village of Keiss, some 12 miles south of John O'Groats. The five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms make it ideal for entertaining groups of friends or family gatherings. This area is ideal for those seeking an active holiday, with surfing and golf being local specialities, or for a more relaxing break, with sandy beaches, fishing and many historical and archaeological attractions in easy reach. This is also an ideal base for trips to the Orkney Islands. Or why not just sit in an armchair in front of one of the three real fires, looking at the spectacular views out over the sea and drinking your complimentary bottle of local whisky!

The Keiss village pub is five minutes walk away, as is the...
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About the owner, Anna W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL80300 by: Holiday Lettings
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Paul R
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Well what can I say a truly wonderful house sat on the Harbour wall in the village of Keiss around 10 miles south of John o Groats. There are no negatives I can say about our week stay at the house. All the five bedrooms are very spacious with three bath rooms including a steam room and a well equipped... more

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the harbour house as a group of 9 adult friends. The house has the wow factor, it is very cosy at the same time as being very spacious with little touches of design with make it quite special, ther are 3 double bedrooms one twin and a room with 4 bunk beds , as well as 3... more

jane t
Watchet, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

wow!! wonderful position of house over looking the harbour, gorgeous views up and down coast, own castle, great friendly fishermen, farmers, neighbours and local pub and shop, incredible decor, brilliantly equipped, could have happily spent more time in the house looking out the views over the sea, watching the fishing boats, painting, playing games, table tennis, having a steam in... more

  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Keiss Harbour House forms part of the historic Keiss Harbour, and was built as the fishing station for the harbour. The building was restored and converted into a house around five years ago, and has a dramatic combination of history and contemporary styling. The house directly overlooks the harbour, which is still used by fishing boats. On sunny days, the harbour provides a delightful area for sitting outside, watching the boats come and go.

The reception rooms in Keiss Harbour House are located upstairs, to take advantage of the sea views. The upstairs rooms comprise:
• Spectacular ‘great hall’ style living/dining room with handmade wooden table to seat up to 15 people, two seating areas with sofas and armchairs, with an open fire and a wood burning stove
• Hall with open fire and sma...
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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.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Oct 10, 2015 -
Dec 21, 2015
low season - winter
2 nights
Dec 22, 2015 -
Dec 28, 2015
7 nights -- --
Dec 29, 2015 -
Jan 4, 2016
New Year
7 nights -- --
Jan 5, 2016 -
Mar 25, 2016
Low season - winter
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars 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
The rates shown here apply to groups of eight or more people - considerably reduced rates are available for couples and groups of up to eight people - please ask us for details! All heating, logs and coal are included in the rates. There is no charge for dogs. Complimentary bottle of local whisky included!
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How to get there
Airport: Wick airport: 6.8 mi
Railway: Wick Railway Station: 7.5 mi
Fly to Wick Airport, just 10 minutes drive away, with flights from Edinburgh with flybe.com and flights from Aberdeen with easternairways.com.

Or fly to Inverness (around 3 hours drive away) from many destinations around the UK and then get the train or hire a car for the remainder of your journey.

Travelling by rail is a great way to arrive in Caithness, with Wick railway station just 10 minutes drive from the house. Trains to Wick come from Inverness, which is linked by rail to a number of cities and towns in the UK. The train journey from Inverness to Wick is a spectacular trip though some of Scotland's most remote countryside. The sleeper train from London to Inverness is a wonderful way to arrive, see firstscotrail.co.uk for details.

There are also bus links to Wick from I...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 mi.
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