Auld Post Office Bed & Breakfast


Auld Post Office B & B, Spittal-by-mybster, Near Thurso, Caithness, KW1 5XR

    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at The Auld Post Office B & B. Quietly situated on the main A9 route north, just a ten minute drive before reaching Thurso and fifteen minutes from Wick.

    The Auld Post Office is a relaxed and friendly B&B nestled on the edge of woodland, in a central location between Thurso and Wick.    A peaceful haven in which to relax and unwind and perfectly situated  for a tour of the Northern Highlands, famed for its dramatic and rugged coastline, sandy beaches, shimmering lochs and heather moorland.   The area is rich too in archaeological remains with some of the best surviving brochs and chambered cairns.   The sweeping coastline from Dunnet Head, the most northerly headland to the great sea stacks at Duncansby, are a bird watcher's paradise.

    There are two ensuite guest rooms, each have French doors inviting you to the patio and gardens beyond.   The guest rooms are decorated in a blend of Art Deco and contemporary styles.  A separate Annex Suite includes a comfy sitting room, with a reclining leather sofa by the wood burning stove and a Twin or Superking ensuite bedroom.  

    A leisurely, locally sourced hearty breakfast is served in the dining room with distant views across the moors.  We'll toss a log or two on the stove if there's a chill in the air.  Delicious eggs are from the rare breed hens in the secluded gardens.  A haven for wildlife where the planting has been carefully chosen to encourage birds, bees and butterflies and you may see a roe deer in the woodland.

    The Auld Post Office is in a perfect location to explore the beautiful county of Caithness, where the air is fresh and the walking is splendid.  Close to salmon and trout filled lochs, three links golf courses, horse riding and clay pidgeon shooting can be arranged nearby.  Quality restaurants are just a short drive in both Halkirk and Watten, as well as numerous bars and restaurants in both Thurso and Wick.  We are happy to make a reservation for you.

    Whatever your plans are for the day, our promise to you is that you will have a quiet and comfortable night in our Highland B & B.

    We are proud to be members of Scotland's Best B & B's, and very much look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to our home.

    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Walkers Welcome Taste Our Best Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open All Year
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
    Open All Year
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Annex Suite
    £45.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Best House Super-king En-suite
    £42.50 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Good House King En-suite
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Dairy Free Please advised any special dietary requirements when making a reservation.
    • Gluten Free
    • Tea & Coffee Available Hospitality trays are located in each Guest room with a selection of teas & coffee, hot chocolate and complimentary Scottish tray bake cookies.
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge Guests are welcome to bring wine or beer to enjoy on our light summer evenings. Each Guest room has a silent running fridge.
    • Heating Throughout Property Thermostat is under Guest's control.
    • Iron Available
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Shower Ensuite

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player A selection of DVD's are available, each Guest room has a Digital TV and DVD player.
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque Payment can be made by Sterling Cheque.


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Private Parking Ample private car parking. Separate area off-road for particularly large vehicles available.


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted Although no smoking is permitted in the house, ash trays are provided on the patio.


    • Rural Location Just a ten minute drive before reaching Thurso and fifteen minutes from Wick. Central location for touring the far north of Scotland.
    • Village Location Quietly situated on the main A9 route north in the village of Spittal-by-Mybster. Just a short drive to the ferry terminals for Orkney Islands.

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Families Two Double Guest rooms are adjacent and share a private front entrance. Please email or tel to confirm availability.
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Road Directions

    Follow A9 route north
    Turn left at Latheron (signposted Thurso)
    Continue on A9 for 13 miles
    The village of Spittal is clearly signposted
    The Auld Post Office is in the centre of the village on the right.

    To give you an indication of timing for your travels:

    The Auld Post Office is approximately a two hour drive north of Inverness and just ten minutes before reaching Thurso.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- From the Ferry Terminals at either Scrabster or Gills Bay:

    Follow signs to Thurso
    Follow A9 route South - signposted 'A9 Inverness /A882 Wick'
    Drive for approx 6 miles
    Turn right and continue on A9 - signposted 'Latheron / Inverness'
    Continue for a further 4 miles
    The village of Spittal is clearly signposted
    The Auld Post Office is in the centre of the village on the left

    The Ferry Terminals are approximately:

    Scrabster: 20 minute drive
    Gills Bay: 35 minute drive


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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