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Horseshoe Croft B&B

Auckengill NC500 Route 6 miles from John O Groats., Wick KW1 4XP Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 8 Specialty lodging in Wick
A warm welcome awaits you at our recently refurbished Scottish Croft, offering 3 en-suite rooms, 2 king and one twin, all with garden and sea views. Breakfast is included with evening meals, and any special dietary needs catered for upon request. Why not relax in the garden after your journey with afternoon tea and our speciality lavender shortbread. We are situated on the NC500 route just six miles from John O Groats, perfect for all Ferry crossings, and close to local attractions. We also offer a free airport shuttle service.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
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Andy Foster wrote a review May 2021
4 contributions
One of our party had stopped here before and recommended we stayed here on our trip to Scotland for the NC500. I was a bit of a tag onto the trip and rand a spoke to Louise direct. She said she hadn’t planned on opening for another couple of weeks. The house is in a remote location but right on the road. The whole place is absolutely spotless and the welcome we received was spot on. As soon as we arrived we were offered a pot of tea which was welcomed after a long day. As we were up there on motorbikes we asked if there was a chance of doing us an evening meal. Louise agreed and did a fantastic cottage pie with veg and salad We all had a good nights sleep and as it has been mentioned. The breakfast. Oh my god! What a breakfast. It must be one of the best I have ever had. Pastries, cereals, fruit, yoghurt and a lovely full English washed down with plenty of orange juice and fresh coffee. If you’re thinking of doing the NC500 or visiting John O’Groats try and books in with Louise. Excellent is all I can say. Thanks Louise.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Louise McGuinness, Owner at Horseshoe Croft B&B
Responded May 11, 2021
Andy Wow! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review, and I'm just delighted you enjoyed your breakfast. It was my pleasure to host for yourself and your companions, three perfect Gentlemen and great house guests. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you had lovely weather on your departure, hope it stayed dry for the next leg of your journey. Hope you weren't too sore at the end and managed to get a good rest. You will be most welcome here should you travel this way again. Haste ye back and bring the family. Take care.
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R710XYkarenw wrote a review Oct 2020
Derby, United Kingdom80 contributions75 helpful votes
Many thanks to Louise for being the perfect host and bar tender. In these strange times it was much appreciated to be offered a drink as we settled down for the evening in a lovely twin room. And as for breakfast, it was amazing, so lovely to be offered smoked salmon and scrambled eggs along with fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, pastries, toast- it kept us going until the evening. The perfect end to our NC500 trip🍹🍹
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nixxypies wrote a review Oct 2020
Melbourne, Australia318 contributions177 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here for one night during our NC500 trip and we wish we stayed longer for the breakfast alone! The room was spotlessly clean, so comfortable and had an amazing view over the fields and the sea. Louise gave us a friendly welcome and was an incredible host. The bed was so comfortable and I had the best nights sleep I've had in months. Now the breakfast - it was absolutely incredible. I had emailed Louise to let her know that I was vegetarian and she went above and beyond to organise a delicious vegetarian breakfast. My partner has stated multiple times that this was the best breakfast he has ever had. We cannot recommend this B&B highly enough and we would 100% stay again if we ever drive the NC500 again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Louise McGuinness, Owner at Horseshoe Croft B&B
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Wow! Nicola thank you so much for the review, not sure what to say, thank you seems inadequate. I really enjoyed cooking something a little different for you, and I was just so delighted when all that was left was empty plates. You were the perfect house guests and such a lovely couple, please come back and stay longer if ever you pass this way again.
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Phil wrote a review Oct 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom10 contributions12 helpful votes
So glad we booked into Horseshoe Croft on our journey. The owner Louise is a lovely friendly person who just wants to make sure you have a lovely stay which we certainly did. We stayed in the upstairs room which is beautiful and with stunning views across open fields to the coast. There is a circular staircase to the room so if you have mobility problems look at the downstairs rooms. We loved it.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Louise McGuinness, Owner at Horseshoe Croft B&B
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you both and it just tickled me how delighted you were with the room and navigated the stairs like spring lambs 😊 I hope your enjoying the rest of your trip and o e day pass this way again. Take very good care.
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Jane W wrote a review Oct 2020
Barnsley, United Kingdom2 contributions
This B&B could not have been any better. Louise was extremely welcoming and went out of her way to ensure that we had everything we needed. We arrived slightly later than planned and got a little bit lost on the way (don’t go off the main road - follow the instructions given by Louise and not the sat nav!) but Louise stood and waited for us outside in the rain to make sure we got there safely. She then made a reservation for us at the nearest restaurant so we could get some food before they closed. Louise even carried our overpacked suitcases upstairs for us. The bedroom was a great size and was immaculately clean. The shower was powerful and hot and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast the following morning was the best cooked breakfast we’ve had. We cannot rate this B&B highly enough and we recommend to anyone completing the NC500. We cannot believe Louise has only been hosting guests for a little over a year. We wish you the best of luck but if you carry on as you are, you won’t need it!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Louise McGuinness, Owner at Horseshoe Croft B&B
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Jane it was such a pleasure to meet you both, and you were a delight to host for. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review, if all my guests are like you I will be a very lucky B&B. I hope you had a great trip and made some special memories, haste ye back.
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$84 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandWick
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horseshoe Croft B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Horseshoe Croft B&B?
Nearby attractions include Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop (4.9 miles), Sinclair's Bay (4.7 miles), and Far North Gifts and Gallery (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Horseshoe Croft B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Horseshoe Croft B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Horseshoe Croft B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Horseshoe Croft B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Horseshoe Croft B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Horseshoe Croft B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ebenezer Place (8.7 miles).