Bed and Breakfast and a Jaunt with Gin! A warm Highland welcome awaits you at The Auld Post Office B & B. Quietly situated on the A9 route north, just a ten minute drive before reaching Thurso and fifteen minutes from Wick. Guests can pre-book a unique Scottish Gin Tasting Experience, with a collection of more than 100 Scottish Gins in house, there's a Gin Flavour Favourite for everyone. After a welcome G&T, you will have the opportunity to nose and taste the full flavour spectrum, together with recommended garnishes from the herb garden.
The Auld Post Office is a relaxed and friendly B&B nestled on the edge of woodland, 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. Well behaved dog(s) are welcome for guests staying in the Annex Suite.
A leisurely, locally sourced hearty breakfast is served in the dining room with distant views across the moors. 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.
Quality restaurants are just a short drive to both Halkirk and Watten, (5 minutes by car) as well as numerous bars and restaurants in Thurso and Wick. We are happy to make a reservation for you.
Visit the Castle and Gardens at Mey, the RSPB Reserve at Dunnet Head, the most northerly tip of mainland UK, the giant sea stacks at Duncansby Head. Caithness has 8 Lighthouses and more than 25 harbours on its rugged coastline, with many castle ruins, sea arches, sea bird colonies and beautiful white sandy beaches. If time allows, explore the Sonnet in the Sea it's almost a secret, the beautiful secluded beach at Peedie Sands or the Fairy Glen at Latheron. Take an unforgettable Day Trip to the beautiful Orkney Islands, leaves daily from John O'Groats.
Whatever your plans are for the day, our promise to you is that you will have a quiet and comfortable stay 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.
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|Annex Suite||£49.50 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Best House Super-king En-suite||£47.50 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Good House King En-suite||£45 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Stay 7 nights and pay for just 5, self-catering in the Annex Suite over the winter period (includes Christmas and New Year and Easter). £395 for two sharing. Well behaved dog(s) are welcome. The walking is splendid at this time of year and it is possible to see suckling seal pups at nearby Latheron and Sarclet Bay as well as Ires Geo near Wick. Deer come down to the roadside on the North west coast. Enjoy beautiful walks around the top most of the NC500 route and at Loch Mor, past the old mill at Westerdale. Visit Whalligo Steps, Dunnet Head, giant sea stacks at Duncansby, or search for the hidden Sonnet in the Sea. Take the clifftop walk from Dwarwick Pier to Peedie Sands, so secluded it's almost a secret!
Pack flasks and a picnic blanket and make memories to last a lifetime. Lots of board games and DVD's to enjoy by the cosy log fire. Book an evening tasting Scottish gin or whisky in the Tasting Room, there's a cosy log burner there too! We so look forward to meeting you.