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Anchor Stores House

Wick, Northern Highlands | UK34361 4 Grade:
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I love Anchor Stores House. It’s cute on the outside, cosy on the inside and generally full of history that takes you aback!


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Anchor Stores House history is so fascinating. Built by Thomas Telford in the early 19th century as Wick was experiencing the herring boom, the cottage is part of a complex that made up a curing and storing yard.

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 and towels 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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Features

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

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