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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|
|12-Dec-2018||River Cottage at Old Melrose CN6 (overall)||Excellent|
|12-Dec-2018||Ashintully Castle Cottage AG8 (overall)||Efficient and easy to use. We have used the company before and have had great service in the past as well|
|12-Dec-2018||Larkhill Cottage EA6 (overall)||Very efficient service all round and friendly too.|
|12-Dec-2018||Tweed Cottage at Old Melrose CN5 (overall)||The cottage is perfect, plenty space, lovely big utility room for muddy boots and wet jackets, and high quality soft furnishings. We particularly liked having a choice of walks straight from the front door, and the welcome pack sets the tone for a great stay.|
|12-Dec-2018||The Boathouse DA8 (overall)||Stunning location, clean and comfortable property, and mr Marcin is pleasant and informative on arrival. Really enjoyed the views, peace and tranquility (watching the heron and the otters on the loch) and the log fire. Beautiful place to stay.|
|11-Dec-2018||Tarbat House ES3 (overall)||Had to wait 14 days for security deposit, not on at all.|
|10-Dec-2018||East Cliff Cottage EG6 (overall)||They were not particularly helpful as I only wanted a short midweek stay and to pay with a voucher I received as a xmas present last year. I was not allowed to book during the main holiday season and only allowed to use my voucher after the end of October. Very little trouble was taken to find me a place to stay. I obviously had to pay up front the £100 house keeping supplement which is paid back if you do not cause any damage. My letter said it would be paid back 7days after the end of my stay but when it had not arrived after 7days I phoned the office and had a very short and casual reply that it took at least 10 days to get my money back. If this is the norm then the contract letter needs changing as it is incorrect.|
|10-Dec-2018||East Faldonside Lodge DE6 (overall)||Very professional and very straight forward to use Unique Cottages service and website.|
|09-Dec-2018||Cuillin View Cottage DX8 (overall)||Thank you for a very good time in Cuillin View Cottage. It was great and we come back in the next year.
|08-Dec-2018||Restless Winds BD5 (overall)||The web site was first class, very easy to navigate and absolutely correct in its description.
The service we received was faultless.