Self catering holiday cottages in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

Thurso is a remote self-catering holiday destination, located in the most northernly part of the Scottish Highlands in an area known as Caithness.  Thurso is known as the most northernly town on the Scottish mainland and is the largest town within Caithness.  Attractive features of Thurso include the beach, the harbour and the sea views from part of the town out towards the Orkney Isles and Dunnet Head.  Enjoy browsing for farmstays, country cottages and remote cottages in and near Thurso.

Facts about Cottage Breaks in Thurso


A cottage holiday in or near Thurso is likely to appeal to those really looking to get away from it all.  This is a remote part of Scotland where you can find unspoilt farmlands, a beautiful coast and much wildlife.  Thurso is considered by many to be a gateway to Orkney due to Thurso’s proximity to the Orkney Isles and the ferries that link the two.  In recent years Thurso has gained prominence as a surfing hotspot due to the strength of the waves in the Pentland Firth and the European surfing championships have been held here.

Attractions in and near Thurso include the coastline with wonderful beach and coastal walks.  At Dunnet near Thurso there are around 2 miles of sandy beach and beach dunes.   Around 15 miles from Thurso is the 5 star award winning Castle and Gardens of Mey which are open for visits between May to September.  There are extensive gardens and parklands at the castle.  Guided tours of the gardens can be booked with the head gardener.  For more information on things to see and do in and near Thurso we recommend that you visit the Tourist Information Centre in Thurso on arrival.  We hope you find the right cottage to rent and that you enjoy browsing for self catering accommodation in or near Thurso

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Featured Self catering country cottages near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland:

Taigh Fiodha, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Moray Firth.

Dog-friendly 3 bedroom log cabin nestled by trees with lovely views out towards the nearby hills and mountains and just a short walk from nearby sandy beaches, Inverness is also just a 40 minute drive away and the Highlands within reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £415 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 02 April 2015 to 02 May 2015; from 09 May 2015 to 01 August 2015;

phone 01862832831 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Naro Moro, Balintore, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

4 bedroom Detached Villa, Easter Ross.

Right by the seaside, this lovely holiday cottage offers sea views, beach views and direct access to the beach as well as panoramic views of the Moray Firth and is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £650 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 April 2015 to 01 August 2015;

phone 01862 83 2648 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Red Squirrel Log Cabin, Fochabers, Banffshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Grampian.

High quality log cabin with relaxing hot tub, ideally located for discovering the Malt Whisky Trail and the Moray Coast, the Cairngorms National Park is also within reach for days out.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £445 to £805 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01542 860263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Atlas Holiday Lodge, Cawdor, Inverness-shire, Scotland

4 bedroom Log Cabin, Highlands.

With a suitably impressive name, this is a fabulous 4 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, with a stylish modern interior making this property ideal for a relaxing break, the outdoor hot tub and sauna work together to make this a supremely relaxing place to stay, all situated conveniently close to Inverness and the Inverness-shire coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £947 to £1746 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Easter Urray Country Cottage, Muir of Ord, Inverness-shire, Scotland

5 bedroom Country Cottage, Highlands.

Beautiful dog-friendly rural retreat with 5 bedrooms, this large country cottage is set by tranquil countryside and is located on a working farm, could be ideal for a country holiday in the peaceful Highlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £875 to £1813 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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