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House of the Northern Gate

Thurso, Scotland

Exclusive use of a Highland Estate with a Baronial house set on the most northerly point of mainland Scotland, perfect for celebrations with large groups.

  • Sleeps 20
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
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£5700-8800 per week

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

House of the Northern Gate is owned and managed by George.

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Stay at House of the Northern Gate
Arrive this Friday 28th Jun for 3 nights
£5800
£4050
18 guests
3  nights
Fri
28th Jun
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Arrive this Saturday 29th Jun for 7 nights
£8000
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The highlights
  • Located amongst the spectacular coastal surroundings of Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Britain, this beautifully restored Baronial house is perfect for big groups of friends or family.
  • Explore the estate’s 1,800 acres of moorland, hidden caves and lochs while soaking up the stunning views in all directions.
  • On sunny afternoons, head down to Dunnet Bay, a large sandy beach with clear water.
  • Visit the mainland’s most northerly towns and villages, discover royal residences or hop on a ferry and explore the Orkney Islands.

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You should know
  • A car is recommended due to the location.
  • Two bedrooms (Mey and St John's) can be converted to twin single beds.
  • There are two fold-out beds for children.
  • The TV room can be converted to a downstairs disabled bedroom if required.

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The detail

Set amidst the spectacular coastal landscape of the far north of Scotland, House of the Northern Gate is a beautifully restored nine bedroom Baronial house, perfect for big celebrations with friends and family. Located on its own estate on Dunnet Head, mainland Britain’s most northerly point, there are 1,800 acres to explore. You’ll be able to hike across moorland, swim in lochs, enjoy the white sands of Dunnet Bay, explore hidden caves and soak up the spectacular views out to the Orkney Islands, all on the estate itself.

Step into the grand house through the large entrance hall and into the main hall and you’ll find the interior feels bright and spacious. The ground floor has been designed for entertaining and if you’re looking for a spot to relax with friends and family you’ll be able to take your pick between the lounge, the comfy TV room and the cosy library. There’s a grand kitchen, fully equipped for large groups, even extending into a specialist catering kitchen for special occasions. This is conveniently just across the hall from the big dining room which has beautiful views out over the water on two sides.

Head upstairs to find the nine bedrooms, seven doubles and two twin rooms, all with spectacular views. They’re all beautifully furnished in a style in-keeping with the history of the house. You’ll find four poster beds, roll-top bathtubs and antique furnishings alongside both traditional and contemporary artwork.

The house has recently been renovated and redecorated, ensuring the house and gardens are as sustainable as possible while retaining its original character. This has brought the house right up to date in terms of comfort while celebrating its history with plenty of its original paintings and furnishings still in use. It can now run entirely on renewable energy, even in the middle of winter, using ground source heating, solar and local wind.

You’ll find plenty of things to do without stepping foot off the estate where you can enjoy long walks along the clifftops or sunny afternoons on Dunnet Beach. Head along the coast in one direction and visit Thurso, the mainland’s most northerly town, or to the Castle and Gardens of Mey in the other, once owned by the Queen Mother who bought it after one of several stay at the House of the Northern Gate in the 1950s. Carry on a little further and you’ll reach John o’ Groats where you can catch a 40 minute ferry to Orkney and explore the islands’ Neolithic sites and visit the seal colonies. For the more sporty, there is surfing, RIB boat rides, and stand up paddle boarding from Dunnet Beach. And there are distilleries galore, golf courses and fishing.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Games room
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
Tech
  • Computer games console
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Netflix
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Babysitting
  • Table tennis
  • Cleaning service
  • Walking distance to pub
£5700-8800 per week
more

Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

SAVE TO WISHLIST

Last Minute deals!

Time sensitive - don't hang around...

Stay at House of the Northern Gate
Arrive this Friday 28th Jun for 3 nights
£5800
£4050
18 guests
3  nights
Fri
28th Jun
Stay at House of the Northern Gate
Arrive this Saturday 29th Jun for 7 nights
£8000
£6000
18 guests
7  nights
Sat
29th Jun
For all other dates:
Availability

House of the Northern Gate is owned and managed by George.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book directly...

Book Online Now

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with George.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

For a 2-night stay: from £2500 to £5000
For a 3-night stay: from £3800 to £7350
For a 7-night stay; from £5700 to £8800

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