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Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
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Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
House and Harbour View of the house and harbour, looking across the sea
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Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
House and Harbour
View of the house and harbour, looking across the sea
House and Harbour
House and Harbour
House and Harbour
Great Room - soaring 6 metre ceiling with an open fire at one end, and a wood stove at the other.
Great Room - various comfortable areas to relax after exploring the beautiful Caithness coastline.
Wood stove in Great Room.
Great Room - dining table seats 14 or 16 comfortably. Child's high chair provided.
Open fire in Great Room.
Harbour views
Breakfast Room - relax by the open fire, or try a jigsaw overlooking the sea
Breakfast Room and stairs down to bedrooms on lower level (stair gate at top of stairs)
Front entrance
Open fire in Breakfast Room just off the kitchen
Kitchen with island seating for 5.
Enjoy cooking with friends and family while overlooking the magnificent sea views.
Well-equipped kitchen with two fridges, freezer, wine fridge, double oven, microwave, dishwasher
Downstairs corridor
Bedroom 1 (Kingsize bed)
Bedroom 2 (Kingsize bed and cot) with balcony.
Bedroom 3 (Kingsize bed) with balcony.
Bedroom 4 (Two single beds)
Bedroom 5 (Two sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4, suitable for adults).
Shower and Steam Room
Family bathroom - bath with handheld shower
A bath with a view!
Another view from the bath...
Main floor shower room
The Harbour
Dramatic nearby coastal cliffs
Keiss beach, 10 minutes walk from the house
Old Keiss Castle, 10 minutes walk from the house - you will pass ancient brochs and WWII pillboxes
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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lindyManc...
Manchester
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Brilliant House”
Reviewed April 11, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Lots of room for the 10 of us. Beautiful views from every window, lots of lovely walks with the dog and a very well equipped house.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Claire G
Peterhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 9, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed here with the dive club as had a long weekend boat diving in Wick, The rooms were spacious and clean. Plenty of room for the 9 of us and the dog. It will accommodate 12 easily and everyone had space for all our kit and all of our food. The beds were comfy and lovely clean towels provided.
The under floor heating was great, but given it was Sep/Oct when we stayed we turned it all down as the weather was warm and sunny. If it had been bad weather the log fires and wood burners throughout the upper floors would have been more than adequate to keeps nice a cosy. Plenty of bathrooms and toilets, with a great steam room to relax in the evening and even a table tennis table to keep you entertained at night. Everyone in the club agreed that this was one of the best places we had stayed in when away diving with the club and all of us would come back again. Thanks to the owners, who are unfortunately selling the place, but we hope the new owners continue this as a self catering let.

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Liked best: Space, clean & tidy with Wifi
Liked least: Stairs down to the bedrooms, so you could hear everyone walking above you.
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2016
Thank you so much for the lovely review, you are very kind and have just made my day! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the house and that it was suitable for you. We will miss the house but fingers crossed it will still be let out for holidays :) Thanks again for your kind words. Anna.
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Paul R
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Holiday with my Wife and friends”
Reviewed November 30, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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people found this review helpful

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 kitchen and a living room to die for.
Lots of books DVD and games, there is also ping pong table which can be set up in the room of the kitchen and put away when not in use and not to forget the 3 open fires a real welcome when you have been out for the day.

In the village you have a small shop and the Sinclair Bay Hotel only a short walk away. The town of Wick lies only 15 mins away by car which has all the amenities anyone could require, visit the distillery in wick well worth it.
Also well worth the visit is to the Orkney Isles only an hour by ferry from Gills Bay a couple of miles west of John o Groats.

I would recommend this house to all my family and friends and to anyone reading this review, a long drive for us but so worth it when you step inside the front door thank you Anna the owner we will be in touch again soon to book our next stay.

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caseyjone...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A wonderful Stay”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people 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 well equiped bathrooms with plenty of hot water. The house is situated about 10 mins north of Wick and 15 south of John OGroats, in a small village with a shop for the papers and the Sinclair Bay hotel that looks nothing from the outside but worth a visit for the welcome and a good meal. The house is approx 1 km from the Sinclair Bay beach, a beautiful beach easily reached on foot and a good time waster for shell hunting. The house is well equiped for the rainy days with DVD,s ,books cards and board games as well as a table tenis table, not to mention the windows which you will find yourself looking out of to watch the fishing boats ,and the four seasons in one day weather. If you do decide to stay you will not be disappointed. My tip to you would be to order a delivery online from the Tescos in Wick and get a delivery on your arrival date it will save a lot of hassle .

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Liked best: the spacious living area
Liked least: The sea weed smell from the harbour
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jane t
Watchet, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wow”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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 the luxurious steam room, sitting by the many woodburners...great wildlife, birds,flowers...

thankyou

only down was the stench of the rotting seaweed when low tide, but still well worth visiting.
i hope to be back

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: its so far away...
Traveling group: Large Group
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cruicksha...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great house,great holiday”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

What a lovely big house,could not fault the place.Had a great holiday,peace and quiet.Will be back again,loved the place.Only one thing missing from the house,binoculars,so we bought a set as a thank you to Anna.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: like every thing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review, that is very kind and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the house. Also, thank you very much for the binoculars, extremely kind of you! You are right, they will be great to have in the house. Best wishes, Anna
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Warrick_a...
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“excellent house and location”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

stunning house, huge with plenty of space, some friends joined us during the week so was 7 of us and the house still felt huge which was great. under floor heating and 3 fires meant the house was always snug. Stunning walks along the coast and lots of tourists spots all within easy distance including ferry for the orkneys. All kitchen equipment provided.

dogs are welcome and mine loved it!

Village was very friendly and welcoming. Had a few storms which was amazing to watch from the house (not the best idea to look from the harbour as you may get washed away). Booking etc was easy and would happily recommend this house.

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Liked best: stunning location and house
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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