Bencorragh House


Upper Gills, Canisbay, John O'groats, Caithness, KW1 4YD

    Working Croft set in 10 acres with panoramic views across the Pentland Firth. A quiet peaceful location from which to catch either of the Orkney ferries or explore the local area. All rooms En-suite and early breakfasts available

    Castle of Mey - The Queen Mothers summer home
    Gills Bay to Orkney Car Ferry a couple of minutes away
    A haven for wildlife = nesting birds at Duncansby Head and Dunnet Head Working Croft set in 10 acres of open farmland, with panoramic views across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles. An ideal spot for a day trip to Orkney or convenient for the Gills Bay Car Ferry. and from which to explore the North coast. We keep Highland cattle, Jacob's and Shetland sheep, ducks, geese and Irish setters and a couple of cats. Completely non-smoking.
    3 Bed and Breakfast
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    22 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    2017 Opening Times
    22 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Morven - Double
    £75.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Pentland - Twin/Double/Family
    £75.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Stroma - Family
    £95.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Single occupancy attracts a premium price for single occupancy £60.00 per night Price for family rooms starts at £90.00 and rises to £130.00 depending on occupancy and ages.

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


    • The main entrance has level access


    • Breakfast Available Breakfasts available from 7.30am
    • Bring Your Own Bottle You are more than welcome to bring your own bottle
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles Nearest restaurant is 3 miles away
    • Tea & Coffee Available Tea and Coffee making facilities available in the rooms
    • Vegetarian Vegetarian breakfasts available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Electric Shaver Point Electric Shaver points in all bedrooms
    • Hairdryer Available Hairdryers available on request
    • Heating Throughout Property Full Cebtral Heating
    • Ironing Facilities Ironing board available on request
    • Laundry Service Available Laundry service available on request On;y for guests staying more than one nigh
    • Linen Provided All bed linen and towels provided
    • Lounge
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided Towels are provided
    • WC EnSuite All rooms are en-suite showers rooms
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • German Speaking


    • Coastal Location Overlooking the Pentland Firth, Stroma and the Orkney Islands
    • Property On Farm Working Croft, we keep Highland Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Irish Red and White S|etters and a couple of cats
    • Remote Location Working Croft in rurallocation, nearest public transport is 1/4 mile away. Intermittent bus service. Not the place to be without transpor
    • Rural Location Working croft in rural location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome Children of all ages welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families WE have two en-suite family rooms, the largest can sleep five
    • Non smokers Smoking is not permitted in the house (including bedrooms)
    • Pets Allowed Dogs only
    • Pets Welcome Dogs only welcome by prior arrangement
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement Dogs only by prior arrangement
    • Senior Citizens

    Accommodation Type

    • Farm Working Croft set in 10 acres, we keep sheep, Highland Cattle, horses, Red and White Irish Setters and a couple of cats.


    • Children Welcome A cot is available for our younger guests
    • Cot Available


    • Internet Access Free Wi-Fi available
    • No Smoking Permitted No smoking is permitted anywhere in the house

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi Free Wi-Fi available

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Delta Card Delta cards accepted
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card Maestro cards accepted
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card Switch cards accepted
    • VISA Card


    • Cycle Locker Secure storage for cycles
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space Large car park available on site
    • Private Parking Large on site car park

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From John O'Groats Tourist Centre, take A836 to Thurso for 1 mile, turn left at Canisbay sign, go through village to top of hill, turn right, straight on for 1 mile, take second turning on left, we are second house on left.

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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
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
      • with a ramp

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

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

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