Great views great location, night sky's and a wee dram. Must walk down to see the seals, too much to see want to go back. Croft cottage is the base for you to explore the north
This cottage was a piece of heaven, from where it is situated in the peaceful village of Sarclet.
Sarclet has the most interesting history, directly out of your living room window, down at the shore!
The views are spectacular.
The cottage has a well loved homely feel about it and everything you need for your stay. We were very comfortable and the cottage was pre heated for our arrival.
The garden is great for your pets and the shore being so close is fantastic to walk your dog.
We thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to come back.
Beautiful property with everything you'll need. People we met were all nice and friendly. Nice beach to walk the dogs,a totally relaxing holiday had by everyone
We arrived here in the midst of storm Barbara 23.12.16 - 27.12.16. The township of Sarclet is found by turning off the A9 at Thrumster (Smiddy Inn) and then carrying on down until the road turns into single track. The Croft is the last original house on the left and stands about 40 metres from the cliff edge. The accommodation is beyond perfection. A great sized double bedroom and another large room with 2 single beds. These rooms are the original building and the kitchen and lounge are an extension. The kitchen has all the appliances you need. Washer, dryer, microwave, toaster and all cutlery necessary. This feels like a home as soon as you arrive and this is evident with tools available, spare light bulbs, binoculars free to use, and there are also essential items which I assume are from previous guests which we also added to such as salt, pepper, ketchup, bubble bath, foil, tea, coffee, sugar etc. The property itself stands in a stunning location with panoramic sea views from the kitchen window and lounge patio doors. Just a short walk to the cliff edge you can sea onto Sarclet Harbour which is generally covered in seals and there also stands a few ruins. It's stunning. A short walk away is a natural blowhole in the ground ( be careful as it's not fenced off). And just a mile away to the south is a large stunning loch. Inside the lounge cabinet is some important info which tells you all about the croft history, area and also some small quirks about the house. Make sure you read this info. The background really does add to the beautiful feel of the place. A perfect spot for the northern lights although we saw a small bit of it we didn't get the full aurora. The locals told me October is a good time for this. As you head out of Sarclet and back to Thrumster you'll see the smiddy inn. This is a gorgeous pub with log fire and a really homely feel. They do not allow dogs although made an exception as me and my other half stood outside drinking a pint in subzero haha so me, Emma and the dog were allowed to sit in the corner by the fire. The bar staff are very friendly.
Things to do locally? Well a dog friendly bar is The Mountain Dew in Wick. Very friendly. The locals insisted on buying us a dram of whiskey and everyone has pockets full of dog treats. The walk to north Head at Wick is beautiful so you must do this. They also have the most northerly distillery in the UK which is worth a trip too. Further north you obviously have John O Groats but if you have the dog, head to Dunnet. There's a forest walk there where you can cover a good few miles and if navigated right brings you out onto a huge stunning beach. We did this Christmas Day. It's a half hour drive from Sarclet. Just south of Sarclet by 4 miles is the Whaligoe Steps. Have a google. 365 steps down a cliff face to one of the most inaccessible harbours in the uk. Wick has all your amenities. Tesco superstore, Lidl, Superdrug, pets at home. Etc. All in all, Sarclet is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. Steeped in history, stunning location, the croft is a stunning place to stay and I'd recommend it to anyone. Our 649 mile drive from Wiltshire was well worth it.