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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|
|28-Sep-2021||Two Bay Cottage DR2 (overall)||Given the circumstances of the pandemic, and the fact that we booked mid-lockdown when travel in and out of Scotland was not even allowed, the overall process was straightforward and reassuring. Holidays this year have felt like a huge gamble - this one paid off!|
|28-Sep-2021||Auchtertyre House EG7 (overall)||Great service from start to finish|
|27-Sep-2021||The Owl House GK2 (overall)||Perfect as usual…|
|27-Sep-2021||River Cottage at Old Melrose CN6 (overall)||Have used Unique Cottages for a number of years and their approach is always friendly, efficient and professional.|
|27-Sep-2021||Islay Cottage CA4 (overall)||The whole process from booking to finishing our holiday was so easy and straightforward, even my only query was sorted in a matter of minutes.|
|27-Sep-2021||Laraichean ER2 (overall)||Have used Unique Cottages a few times now and have always had an excellent service. No complaints here.|
|27-Sep-2021||Ghillie's Bothy EH2 (overall)||We have booked holidays with this company for several years and have always found them to be very helpful, answering queries promptly and helping us rearrange bookings several times during the Covid pandemic.|
|27-Sep-2021||Fyne View Cottage CX3 (overall)||Great to have a company that specializes in Scottish properties.|
|27-Sep-2021||Liosbeag DT9 (overall)||Unique cottages was ok no problems with booking|
|26-Sep-2021||South Persie House CN2 (overall)||We had a wonderful holiday booked through Unique Cottages. The whole process from booking to arriving at the property was simple and hassle free.|