We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“brilliant location-saw 2 seals!”
other travellers have booked this property
Flying in? There's Ackergill Haven in the bay beyond Ackergill Tower
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Flying in? There's Ackergill Haven in the bay beyond Ackergill Tower
Only two miles out of Wick and Tesco and it looks like we're driving straight into the sea.
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
39 reviews
Flying in? There's Ackergill Haven in the bay beyond Ackergill Tower
Only two miles out of Wick and Tesco and it looks like we're driving straight into the sea.
Past the re-built Sea Shore Cottage to Sea Otter's Front Door
Go in and turn left for the small living room.
New stove but new mantle shelf unaffordable so far.
But then look out through those french doors - and catch your breath!
When the tide's in - Hope I don't feel too seasick,!
Such amazing sunsets over the castle next door. At high tide every ripple in pink.
But maybe the tide's out when you arrive
Tide out.Never mind - the tide clock will tell when you will next see the waves up close.
What a view from the kitchen window, with a millionaire's restored castle next door
Gather around the table for breakfast
Downstairs Bathroom. Big bath. High quality shower
Just inside the front door. Turn right instead of left and see the cosy downstairs double bedroom.
Stairs a bit steep - So steep they would never be allowed under new building regulations.
But worth the climb - Is that an Oyster Catcher? Where's that sea bird book?
Top of the stairs on the right. That double bed looks welcoming.
Top of the stairs turn left - for the room with two single beds and the same spectacular views
Beautiful, rugged shoreline with lots of rock pools for children
Fancy having virtually our own private beach. Want a free holiday in return for a painting job?
No time to watch TV - watching the waves is so much more relaxing
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 39 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
German first
Italian first
Any
English first
David S
2 reviews
“brilliant location-saw 2 seals!”
Reviewed 20 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

we enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it may need a bit of updating but was still enjoyable. with everything you need.. went to castle mey -lands end -dunnet head all very good and worthwile, the area is quite bleak scenery wise. otherwise

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andy P
1 review
“Superb location and cozy, warm cottage”
Reviewed 24 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

The views from the lounge, kitchen and upstairs bedrooms are just stunning. Magical to have the ocean and beach on your doorstep. As Rupert clearly states, the stairs up are very steep, so do take care. The decor is dated, but everything is functional, and the bed upstairs was comfortable enough. Swivel chair in lounge should be removed. A car is essential. We loved our time in Ackergill and Caithness, and will be back.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Mar 2018
Sorry about the swivel/rocking chair. By chance it was, apart from beds, the only furniture I ever bought new, in this case as a treat to myself when the re-build of Sea Shore had been completed. Of necessity, due to the amount of essential re-build and basic repairs, virtually everything else in both cottages has had to be purchased from charity shops. At least after you left, when we were finishing the spring cleaning, I found out how wobbly it had become; but was surprised and delighted to find that all it needed to make it at least useable was to tighten every one of the screws underneath.

One day, to the delight of my wife, it needs to be got rid of, but for the present I'm afraid that sitting in it, looking out at the waves, still gives enough pleasure to some such that it will probably remain by the French doors for the man (woman?) of the house to sit and stare at the ocean.

So despite hesitation, the rocking/swivel chair, now useable, has had a temporary reprieve. Hopefully you will soon be back to Ackergill and give a second opinion and maybe overrule me after all and allow a 5 star report.

Best wishes
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
j0anne250...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“THE SHEFFIELDERS”
Reviewed 20 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed 6 to 10th of November the cottage was lovely and warm had everything we needed plenty of room for the 4 of us.The views from the cottage were beautiful a place to sit and watch the world go by and to make it an even more special experience we got to see the northern lights from the patio of the cottage UNFORGETTABLE.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Petrani
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Mr”
Reviewed 11 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights, 1st impression not great-then we saw the view. Nothing else mattered. Ok it needs a little updating but it was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The cottage was well equipped as well and although we only made breakfasts there we could have cooked a full meal as there was plenty of everything. The view is fabulous, we arrived in time for sunset which was beautiful. I even managed to get on the beach. No noise, only the sea. Perfect.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Sep 2017
So many people love the location that whenever funds allow we try to do as much updating as we can afford. Slow progress with achieving all we would like to improve but well worthwhile for so very many guests - So far 20 different countries, and from 12 different USA states
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
weekteuch...
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 11 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

It's easy to be critical of some detailed shortcomings at this property but that easily loses perspective when you consider the whole package. The accommodation is comfortable and the outlook is stunning. You do need a car when staying here as it's a long walk to Tesco and even longer to Wick. The outside lights need to sorted and the wiring tidied but we had a great time and had everything we needed. Prices are very reasonable and criticisms minor. Worth visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Sep 2017
Thank you for your reassurance concerning the whole package. Whenever funds allow we continue to try to improve the cottages as much as we are financially able since so many people love the location .
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sara f
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tourist paradise!”
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Pretty accomodation, beautiful location. Unforgettable midnight sunset sitting in peace...
In the morning time we saw a sea otter, seals and cows all around.
Perfect for family with children from 6 years old.
The owner's wife has been very kind during our staying.
Greetings from Italy!
Sara Lorenzo Emilia Ettore Anita

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
EIlidh B
1 review
“Weekend Wedding Accomodation”
Reviewed 12 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We were up for a wedding at Dunnet Head, and this really offered everything we needed. Lots of space, well equipped, clean, and not to mention the view... Wick town centre was a 2 mile walk away and just a few mins in the car. The large Tesco is also just 1.5 miles away so we had the best of both worlds- feeling like we were in a nice secluded, peaceful spot but also not too far from all of the local amenities. Will definitely be back if we're on the area again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing