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Sea Otter Cottage - Unforgettable

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Flying in? There's Ackergill Haven in the bay beyond Ackergill Tower
1 of 22Flying in? There's Ackergill Haven in the bay beyond Ackergill Tower
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Looking out north across sheltered Sinclair Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse, this fully equipped, self-catering, semi-detached foreshore cottage has unforgettable sea views. As the tide comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living oil painting of the ocean surf. It might seem far north but is still south of all of Norway and is well worth the two hours scenic seaside journey on the road from lnverness. Orcas are regularly visible, seabirds and seals abound and guests even sometimes see our shy sea otter.

Two things which need to be noted. a) the main sitting room is small and only has easy room for 4 people (although more have been happy to squeeze in, and in summer most love to sit out on the decking anyway) and b) the two bedrooms with fantastic views of the sea can only be accessed up some...
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Listing #HL254334
About the Owner
Rupert F
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
Interaction with guests
We have 'retired' and live near London but we have an excellent local housekeeper who lives just round the corner. She has four children so has to fit in the cleaning and changing sheets between driving children to school etc. Because of this when you arrive you may sometimes find things still in the drier.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just back from 4 days at sea otter cottage and could hardly bear to leave. The cottage is lovely but the location is spectacular. The cottage is right on the beach which is essentially your own private beach! The views are breathtaking and if you...More

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Rupert F, VR Owner at Sea Otter Cottage - Unforgettable, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Delighted that you two and your children enjoyed Sea Otter Cottage so much. Each new booking, especially in the low season or for Christmas or New Year provides the essential funds needed to continue the steady improvements in the quality of both Sea Otter and...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

2nd time staying here and would certainly come again. Accommodation has everything you need. Brilliant location just a few minutes drive to John o groats, castle of mey, dunet bay is the most amazing beach.

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Amazing cottage in a amazing landscape. Everything you need is already there. Very fast response after asking something.

Thank Malte H
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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  • Housekeeping Fee: $33 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Major discounts are available for all last minute (<2 weeks) bookings when the property would otherwise be empty. Payments can be made via Paypal, Cheque, Postal Order, Credit or Debit Cards. Do you or does anyone you know need or deserve a really low travel cost winter break? Check Easyjet or Ryanair for some amazingly low air fares from all major UK airports to Inverness. and Scotrail 50 for senior citizen bargains. In January I was able to travel by EasyJet Luton-Inverness, and by comfortable but slow (4 hour) Scotrail Inverness-Wick. Total travel for less than around £110 return!! If, at the time of booking, rather than just paying the deposit, you are able to pay the full amount early, then a discount will usually be offered. By prior arrangement with our local contact, arriving earlier than 4 pm, or leaving after 10 am is usually acceptable. An extra £10 is normally added for every person more than 2 i.e. if the price quoted for 2 people for a week is £450 then the quote for 3... more
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About the neighborhood
Places of interest Include The Castle of Mey, Camster Cairns, Waligoe Steps, Wick's refurbished Harbour, Hill of Many Stones, Old Pulteney Whisky Distillery, Sinclair Girnigoe Castle Activities include Horse Riding, Archery, Target Shooting, Fishing, Paintball, Off-roading Experiences, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Sea Angling, Bird watching, Rambling + More
Getting around
Car or good local taxi service. Alternatively a 1 mile walk up to the main John O'Groats road and then there are hourly buses. Alternatively another mile will take you to the huge Tesco just as you reach the outskirts of Wick.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Wick: 1.6 mi
Railway: Wick: 2.0 mi
Ferry: Gills Bay: 16.8 mi
Sea Otter Cottage is situated in the small village of Ackergill Haven just 2 miles from Wick town centre. If driving you need to head north on the main A99 road towards John OGroats. After leave Wick, drive past Tesco and the airfield, and about half a mile further on, just after a cafe and art shop on the left, you will see a signpost to Ackergill on your right. Follow the road straight on towards the sea. As you enter Ackergill there are some houses on the left - and after most of them, just opposite a pillar box on your right, you will see a sign on your left saying Sea Otter Cottage. Drive down an unmade road, through the gate, and start to unwind. The front door to Sea Otter Cottage is down the left side of the building at the far end, past the newly-renovated Sea Shore Cottage (als... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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