Bencorragh House


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

    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
    2014 Opening Times
    22 Mar 2014 - 30 Sep 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Morven - Double
    £32.50 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Pentland - Twin/Double/Family
    £32.50 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Stroma - Family
    £80.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Single occupancy attracts a premium

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

    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.


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


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

    Leisure Facilities

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

    Payment Methods

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


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


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


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

    Languages Spoken

    • German Speaking


    • Coastal Location Overlooking the Pentland Firth, Stroma and the Orkney Islands
    • Rural Location Working croft in rural location
    • 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

    Special Requirements

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

    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.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

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

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


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

    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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