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A warm welcome awaits at The Auld Post Office B & B, 4 star Gold award by Visit Scotland. Quietly situated on the main A9 route north, nestled on the edge of woodland and central to both Thurso and Wick. Ideal location for touring the Northern Highlands or taking a day trip to the Orkney Islands, just a short drive to the ferry terminals at Scrabster and Gills Bay. Visit the Castle & Gardens at Mey, Whalligoe Steps, Dunnet Head, the most northerly tip of mainland UK. Free WiFi, digital flat screen TV / DVD player. An Evening Tasting Scottish Gin can be arranged, with over 100 Scottish Gins in-house. Nose and taste the full flavour spectrum and enjoy your perfect G&T, with fresh garnishes from the herb garden.
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geismom wrote a review Oct 2023
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania1813 contributions397 helpful votes
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I chose this B&B simply because of its easy proximity to the NC500. We stayed in the annex which was actually a small apartment, complete with a living room area and small kitchenette with microwave and mini fridge. The toilet was off this main room. The bedroom was at the opposite end with a small extension that held the shower and a sink. Water was hot and plentiful. It included shampoo, conditioner and body wash, no bar soap. Both sinks were electric, something I'd never seen before. No washcloths. There was a hair dryer available. Towels were large and fluffy. The bed was king sized and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and in the main house at a large table shared by the guests. Parking was right outside. The wi-fi signal varied from strong to weak depending on the time of day. There was no secure password. There are amazing gardens in the back of the house. We've paid money to see gardens of this quality. Well worth a stroll. The house is right of the A-1, making it convenient for exploring the NC500. But there is no "town" so to speak, so nowhere to walk to dinner. My only complaint would be an odor in the living area rug which I eventually realized stemmed from guests being permitted to bring a dog to stay there. Most might not notice it. I have a super sensitive nose. But the bedroom had no odor whatsoever.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Barbara_in_FL wrote a review Aug 2022
Florida89 contributions40 helpful votes
I can't add a lot about the Auld Post Office that others haven't said, so I will just have to echo that it is a wonderful, comfortable B&B with gracious and welcoming hosts. We were a family of four and stayed partly in the Annex and partly in one of the double rooms in the house. They were spotless and cozy. Lynne booked dinner for us at the Ulbster Arms, as others have mentioned, and it was delicious. After dinner we returned to the Auld Post office for a pre-arranged gin tasting that was certainly a highlight. Breakfast was delicious. The area is remote but the B&B is conveniently located for taking the ferry to Orkney, which was our next destination. All in all a wonderful "find" and we recommend it highly!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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3fortheroad3 wrote a review Jul 2022
Sarasota, Florida26 contributions57 helpful votes
We had the Cow Parsley Cottage and we were absolutely charmed by the cosy feel and the vintage and antique items that filled the place with personality. You could tell that vases, china, knickknacks came from the family. Large comfortable bed and an excellent full hot breakfast cooked to order and served on a beautifully appointed table in the main house next to the cottage by lovely proprietor, Lynne. You won't be needing any lunch! It is really in the middle of nowhere but perfectly situated as a peaceful jumping off point for north coast exploring. I saved the best for last though- the garden! It is without a doubt the most beautiful and creative garden I have ever seen created by, well, "regular" people and not part of a mansion or palace. Lynne is happy to have you stroll in it. Cottage had microwave and fridge kitchen, living room had wood burning stove, DVDs, and games. I can't talk about value for money because it was booked for me as part of a self-driving tour and I have no idea of the regular daily rate. I highly recommend if you are looking for peace, privacy, and beauty,
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Caroline G wrote a review Jul 2022
Coventry, United Kingdom136 contributions41 helpful votes
This is definitely 5 stars, if not 6 or 7! Everything was superb - from the warm welcome, to the spotless and comfortable room, the amazing garden and the delicious breakfast. We also did the gin tasting which was absolutely fantastic and so much fun - well worth adding it to your plans! Lynne and Weyland really are the perfect hosts, and we would highly recommend staying here - it’s a few miles off the NC500 route but absolutely worth the very minor detour! We stayed 2 nights so took a whole day to do the NE part of the route We ate at the Ulbster Arms, just a short drive away with excellent food
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NEMESIS0323 wrote a review Jun 2022
Huddersfield, United Kingdom64 contributions65 helpful votes
Stayed here while touring the NC500 on motorcycles with three friends. To say I was blown away by the accomodation is an understatement. A mix of modern, antique and Art Deco. The attention to detail was amazing (And I'm fairly OCD). We had a warm welcome from Lynne (The owner with her Husband, Weyland) who guided us as to where to park the bikes. The Post Office has two double ensuite rooms in the main building and an annex with two single rooms with log fire and self contained kitchen. We were told before we booked that there was little in the area to do as it is quite remote but Lynne offered to drive us to the nearest restuarant, The Ulbster Arms and pick us up when we had finished which was more than welcomed. The following morning we had breakfast. I was blown away, again by the attention to detail and the overall presentation. Weyland cooks a mean full breakfast and my friend who ordered the scrambled egg and smoked salmon was presented with a plate of food which wouldn't have looked out of place in a 5 star restaurant. I cannot honestly rate Weyland and Lynne highly enough and if you opt to stay here you won't be disappointed. Thank you both from me and the lads
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Bernd Z wrote a review May 2022
Stuttgart, Germany11 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed there on recommendation of friends in Muir of Ord. It was a very pleasant stay. The room was spotless clean and breakfast outstanding. Lynne advised us that we would have to drive a few miles to the next restaurant and she even booked the table for us. What a great service! We really enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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KentishTravellers wrote a review Sept 2021
United Kingdom237 contributions204 helpful votes
Stayed here for 1 night driving the NC500..our room was lovely, and we.really appreciated the Art Deco theme everything gelled. The en suite was a little compact but like our room spotless. Liked having a choice of DVDs, especially as TV is so dire.... Particularly good hospitality tray. Very nice breakfast Big thanks to Lynne for booking The Ulbster Arms, dinner was delicious. We did enjoy our stay and thanks to both of you for the car info..
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We did hear the A9 a little but it isnt a busy road
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Elaine S wrote a review Aug 2021
Renfrew, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
I found this wonderful bed and breakfast on the Visit Scotland website when looking for accommodation near to Scrabster from where the Northlink Ferry operates to Stromness. We were originally seeking a twin room but Lynne could only offer two single rooms which turned out to be two double rooms. We decided the larger room was more than adequate for our needs. Lynne and Weyland are superb hosts and our extremely comfortable room with super king sized bed with ensuite shower room was decorated in stunning art deco style. Two comfortable armchairs, DVD player with a library of DVDs available, a great hostess tray with a selection of teas, hot chocolate and coffee with delicious shortbread biscuits, chocolates and a bottle of water added to our comfort. We were offered a delicious breakfast - fresh berries, yoghurt, cereals, fruit juice, traditional freshly cooked breakfast or scrambled eggs with salmon, toast, tea or coffee beautifully served in the dining room. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and would have no hesitation in using the Auld Post Office B and B again. It is indeed, one of the best B and Bs in Scotland.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kieran R wrote a review Jul 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom31 contributions5 helpful votes
Currently on honeymoon. Prev 2 nights we stayed at the Auld Post Office. Lynn and Weylaand are great people, Very warm and welcoming. Breakfast both mornings excellent. The room was fantastic with nice big comfy bed. We had the gin tasting was exceptional and both very knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Adam L wrote a review Jun 2021
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During our NC500 road trip we decided to stop off at Auld Post Office B&B for a break from camping and a night of luxury which Lynne certainly provided. Upon arrival Lynne welcomed us into her home and asked us what time we would like breakfast the next morning. She then showed us to our room which was immaculately clean with all amenities needed for a comfortable night stay including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, biscuits etc. Lynne kindly booked us a meal at the near by pub (The Ulbster Arms) which was only a five minute drive away. This turned out to be one of our favourite meals of the holiday! In the evening we made the most of Lynnes impressive collection of DVD’s and explored her beautiful garden. BREAKFAST WAS AMAZING! As we entered the dining room the table was laid out perfectly, with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal, jams and spreads. This was then followed by toast and coffee whilst we waited for our full Scottish breakfast, which we selected. Everything was cooked and presented to perfection. We would definitely recommend staying here for anyone doing the NC500, or in the area, as it was just what we needed to refresh ourselves and continue on our road trip. Thankyou so much Lynne for being a wonderful host, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back on our next visit to Scotland! Adam and Ellie
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Halkirk Heritage and Vintage Motor Society (4.0 miles) and Watten Church Of Scotland (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Spittal.
Are there any historical sites close to Auld Post Office Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Grey Cairns of Camster (8.5 miles) and Old St Peter's Church (9.5 miles).