Keiss is a very special place in the far north of Scotland situated in the old county of Caithness. The village is set just inland from its characterful harbour which was recently used for scenes in the Netflix series “The Crown”. Also nearby is Keiss Beach, an outstanding stretch of sand, as well as the ruin of Old Keiss Castle that clings to the sea cliffs near to the harbour. The coastal path beckons you to explore these amazing places on your doorstep. The Keiss Bolt-hull is Norse for The Keiss Bolthole! Set in the village, tucked away from the NC500 touring route that goes through the village, it’s a great base for couples -including those with a wee one- to base themselves for adventures in the far north of Scotland. It’s also tastefully decorated that whenever you’re out exploring, you’ll look forward to returning to what is a lovely Scandi inspired sanctuary. Also, near to The Keiss Bolt-hull is famous John O’Groats, in fact it’s only a 10-minute drive away.
Near to John O’Groats you have the iconic Duncansby Stacks that need exploring, the quick ferry from Gill’s Bay over to Orkney a must for a daytrip, the Castle of Mey (open in the summer), Dunnet Head and Beach, as well as characterful Thurso and Wick. There’s so much to see and do.
The accommodation itself is simple but really well finished, as already mentioned. Entering through the front door you go straight into the living/dining room, which is a lovely welcoming space. Beyond you have the well-equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom, and a great king-size double bedroom. There’s a door out to the back garden which is enclosed and has a shed for bicycle storage as well as water sports equipment if you have it. We love The Keiss Bolt-hull and know you will too.