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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|
|17-Apr-2021||Briar Cottage FN4 (overall)||Good service generally but can be very slow getting back to you when they are busy. But they do finally get there. Lovely staff.|
|30-Jan-2021||Glen Affric View FD1 (overall)||Good website, which is easy to navigate. Phone contact was also easy and service very professional.|
|23-Jan-2021||West Carsaig Cottage AU7 (overall)||Carsaig is isolated, lovely, and the cottage was clean and comfortable. I recommend it: we certainly had fun as a couple with a (very excited) 3 year old! Mull gorgeous. Drive over to Carsaig fine as long as you're careful. Bring food, wellie boots/walking shoes and be prepared for changing weather. But we had sun almost the whole week - and felt lucky for it.|
|15-Jan-2021||Ashieburn Cottage DE8 (overall)||Excellent and very caring. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived|
|15-Jan-2021||Kates Cottage BJ2 (overall)||A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Hosts most helpful as we had tochange dates due to last minute change in Covid restrictions. Downside was poor internet connction . Couldnt get radio or T.V despite satellite dish. There is a dishwasher,which is great ,but number of plates and cutlery needs to be increased to reflect this.|
|15-Jan-2021||Claddochside GE9 (overall)||Clear guidance and compassionate understanding it a difficult time.|
|15-Jan-2021||Tweed Cottage at Old Melrose CN5 (overall)||Very professional and everything was straight forward|
|01-Jan-2021||Gardener's Cottage AE4 (overall)||It was a great service once we finally managed to get a response..|
|27-Dec-2020||Rosie's Cottage EC2 (overall)||Lovely cottage in a lovely location|
|05-Jan-2021||Mag Findargat FA2 (overall)||Good apart from miscommunication about number of beds to be made up and no extra sheets available so it took 24 hours to get someone back to make the 2nd bed up.|