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Sutherland & Caithness
Sutherland and Caithness are the northernmost counties of Scotland. Across the Dornoch Firth from Easter Ross is the delightful little town of Dornoch itself, with its cathedral, championship links golf course and miles and miles of golden sand. North from there you come to the villages of Golspie, with nearby Dunrobin Castle and Brora. You are then well set for going right up through Caithness to John O’Groats.
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In both these counties, the landscape is varied, imposing and relatively untroubled by humanity! If you go 'up top' you may well take the road through the Flow Country, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, some 4,000 square km of rolling heath and open water and the largest blanket bog in the world. It is of international importance, not just as a phenomenon in itself, but for the wide diversity of birdlife which it supports.
As well as John O' Groats, on the east side, a visit to the northwesternmost point at Cape Wrath is also worth considering. The name is not as daunting as it sounds, though it is a wild, elemental place - 'wrath' is a corruption of the old Norse word for turning place, where Viking longships would turn south, having negotiated the northern seas.
While the peninsula at the end, known as The Parph, is now military land, it is possible from April to October to take a boat trip across the Kyle of Durness and a minibus will then take you out to the lighthouse, where there are spectacular views and which is also a SSSI for the teeming birdlife on the cliffs.
|Date||Product||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
|23-Jan-2022||Port Carnish, Uig Beach FN1 (overall)||Easy to navigate website with a straightforward booking process which is then followed-up by very good email communication. All pre/post holiday information (including directions) also made very clear with further emails & ‘house keeping’ deposit refunded swiftly. Would definitely use Unique Holidays again.|
|22-Jan-2022||Silcroft Cottage BD4 (overall)||Great service, clear instructions for our holiday|
|22-Jan-2022||Taigh na Cloiche EC4 (overall)||Simple booking procedure with clear instructions on how to get to the cottage. Description was accurate - a good experience all round.|
|21-Jan-2022||Dye Water Cottage CJ6 (overall)||Lovely cottage, but would have loved some logs on arrival. It was January after all. Booking somewhere with a woodburner is a must for us, and since it features in the photos it seemed a pity. Otherwise everything was really good.|
|21-Jan-2022||Corbet Tower Cottage CJ9 (overall)||Great communication from start to finish.|
|20-Jan-2022||Driftwood Cottage FB1 (overall)||Excellent customer service, good notifications and communication.|
|20-Jan-2022||The Corran AL7 (overall)||Perfect cottage, perfect location, delivered very well. First break from work in 2 years and in desperate need of, well, just this. Slightly officious approach from Unique Cottages aside, the house provided more than was described and had a very welcoming feel. I've already booked the next one.|
|20-Jan-2022||Erraid House BZ5 (overall)||Go and visit the house’s yourself once a year. Then award it your own rate. Update the photographs, so we can see what it’s really like now not a few years ago.|
|20-Jan-2022||Garden Apartment, Reswallie House DX3 (overall)||Efficient booking and sharing of information. Very helpful staff. Great website which is clear and detailed.|
|20-Jan-2022||Tigh Na Tri Cottage BR9 (overall)||Very comfortable and cosy cottage with fantastic wood burning stove. Quiet location but central to the pubs and shops of Braemar.|