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Anchor Stores House

Newly Listed

Sleeps: 2


Pets: 0


Bedrooms: 1

Key Features of this property

  • Coastal Property
  • Car parking on site
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Coast within 1 mile
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground Floor Facilities

All Features of this property

  • Bike Store
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Truly Unique
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With Freeview Smart TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed with Smart TV.
Bathroom: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and internet broadband included. Welcome pack. External utility room with tumble dryer.

Enclosed garden with courtyard and garden furniture (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.

Anchor Stores House is a fantastic character cottage built in the early 19th century by Thomas Telford during the period when he was making improvements to Wick harbour. The cottage is part of a larger building that was originally used for curing and storing of herring once the industry was booming at the beginning of the 19th century. In later years the cottage was used as an anchor store for the harbour. Located in the very historic harbour area of Wick along Harbour Quay the cottage has been lovingly restored and offers a great place to stay in the town and north east of Scotland. As soon as you lay eyes on the cottage you’ll like what you see with the dark great door and window frames working nicely with the local building stone and it has been thoughtfully and tastefully finished.
Through the front door and the double bedroom with Smart TV is immediately to the left. Beyond is the open plan living/dining room with 55" Smart TV, this is a lovely space and one of the comfortable sofas is actually a double sofa bed. The kitchen and spacious shower room are at the back of the property along with access to the amazing shared garden, amazing because you walk straight out into the 19th century herring curing and storing yard. It’s an great place to relax, especially as it is essentially windproof so enjoys much warmer weather than the rest of north east Scotland. Anchor Stores House is an excellent choice not just for the good level of accommodation and interesting heritage of the property, but also because its location just off the North Coast 500.
Wick is a very historic place and is enjoyable to wander round seeing what it once was in its 19th century heyday. There are many places to eat and drink as well as museums such as the Heritage Centre and local whisky distillery to enjoy. You can go horse riding, play golf on a fabulous links course, walk along a long sandy beach and enjoy both sea and fly fishing, all within 5 miles of the town. The North Coast 500 is obviously a huge draw, and basing yourself in Wick for at least a few nights, exploring in different directions from the town is a great idea ensuring you can spend some days visiting the local harbour villages, isolated castles teetering on nearby cliff edges, explore some interior roads to places like Forsinard and the Rivers Helmsdale and Halladale, and even use the local ferry to visit Orkney. This cottage is a wee gem and great a base in historic Wick, staying in a heritage property right beside the harbour. Beach 4 miles.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2021
    Had a lovely stay - beautiful little place and great location - perfect from a week away. A great place for explorers and those who appreciate natural beauty. The owner, Ainslie is a wonderful person, who had breakfast and a few bits already in on our arrival and has clearly put a lot of love into the Anchor Shores House. My fiancée and I have plans to go there again as it was such a special holiday. Highly recommend to anyone planning on tackling the Highlands of Scotland!

10.0 out of 10 – based on 1 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."


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