Recently renovated Acarsaid has a fresh new look for 2022. We hope you love Caithness as much as we do, and we look forward to welcoming you to our guesthouse.
Passionate about sustainability without compromising on comfort we prioritise the use of high-quality products that are environmentally friendly and cruelty free. The complimentary toiletries provided in our rooms feature luxury spa products made here in Scotland that are both vegan and cruelty free. Our menu focuses on high-quality ingredients from local providers, cooked simply to showcase the best of food & drink in the highlands.
Welcome to Acarsaid! Your hosts Kirsty and James both escaped city life to set up home here in the highlands and have spent many a day exploring the local area. When not hosting visitors we can be found out exploring the sights of Caithness ourselves. We enjoy exploring the areas many trails, historical sights and hidden beaches and on a good day can often be found wild swimming along the coastline. We are full of tips on local sights, the best places to spot wildlife and where to stop for a bite to eat and look forward to welcoming you to Caithness.
Based in Lybster, 20 minutes south of Wick and on the East Coast of the NC500 we are ideally located for exploring the stunning scenery, sights and attractions based here in Caithness.
Lybster itself boasts a spectacular harbour, mainly used today for crab fishing but historically it was one of Scotland’s bigger herring ports. If you take the take the time to visit you may recognise it from season 4 of the hit drama ‘The Crown’. Overlooking the harbour, you will find Swiney Hill and a great viewpoint for spotting whales, dolphins, porpoise, seals, and a huge array of seabirds.
The village is home to one of (if not the) shortest golf course in Scotland and also has a local shop, café, post office and craft studio. Not to forget being home to Northlands Creative Glass an international centre of excellence in glassmaking.
We are also well situated for visiting local sights including; the Whaligoe Steps, the Camster Cairns, the Hill o’ many stanes, Acavanich standing stones, Rumster forest, Dunbeath Straith, The John O’Groats trail, Yarrows Archaeological trail, Sarclet bay, Old Pulteney distillery, Castle Sinclair, the Latheronwheel fairy walk and Reiss/Keiss beach. Just to name a few!