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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|
|22-Feb-2019||Glenlochsie Cottage DD4 (overall)||The service from begging to end was very professional. The booking process was very easy and the overall experience was fantastic. Well done Unique Cottages.|
|22-Feb-2019||Coire Bheag ES4 (overall)||The cottage was lovely and a quiet haven. One recommendation would be that it would be nice if the fire had been on before we arrived. We didn't arrive until late at night and so at that time of year the cottage was Baltic cold. Also less than half a bucket of coal was left for us which wasn't enough to keep the fire going until the following day, lucky for us we had brought some wood and we found out the next day the shop was closed Sunday and so nowhere to purchase more. I would rather pay more rent for the week and have enough wood and coal there.. A wall rack at the side of the wood burner would be ideal. Otherwise the cottage was bliss, fantastic location all weathers and we had all weathers except sunshine. We had highland cattle, sheep and deer on the door step, seals on the rocks and a sea eagle overhead. Sanna Spice make a fantastic curry too, portion sizes are huge. We would have no problem recommending the cottage and have done so already.|
|22-Feb-2019||Cruinn Leum Round House FH5 (overall)||The house was just wonderful. Clean, comfortable and welcoming.|
|22-Feb-2019||The Old Lobster House BC8 (overall)||Wonderful cosy clean cottage, comfy bed, powerful shower, great kitchen for those that like to cook, and dog friendly! Unique because the sea comes right up to the kitchen window!|
|22-Feb-2019||Killiecrankie Lodge DZ4 (overall)||Great customer service. Very helpful on the phone.|
|22-Feb-2019||Laurieknowe Cottage EA9 (overall)||Warm welcome, cosy comfortable cottage and ideal location for our needs.|
|22-Feb-2019||Canmore Cottage BD7 (overall)||I always use Unique Cottages when I am looking for somewhere to stay in Scotland. Done 6 bookings now and each time had a good experience.|
|18-Feb-2019||Dunfuinary Cottage DA7 (overall)||Fuss free. Great communication. Would use them again.|
|17-Feb-2019||Whitmuir House FF3 (overall)||Excellent|
|15-Feb-2019||Beach Retreat EF7 (overall)||What a lovely cottage, just by the sea, in a gorgeous fishing village called ‘St Combs’. Facilities were fantastic. The owner couldn’t have done anything more than they did! Wonderful- would definitely stay there again.|