, Port Ghrant Rd, Strathy Point, Sutherland.
I've always liked the saying, "This may not be the end of the Earth, but on a clear day you can see it from here." It would be a very appropriate motto for Salmon Landings, perched on the clifftop of Scotland's north coast, looking out to Dunnet Head (the most northerly point of mainland Britain), the Orkney Isles and the Pentland Firth.
Formerly an old fishing station, Salmon Landings has been lovingly and passionately converted from the original industrial buildings into a guest house that mixes 21st century comforts with many unique features. The style is understandably eclectic with a few eccentricities to amuse.
The B&B has over six acres of its own land around it, including a 9 hole golf course (provided you don't take your golf too seriously) and a private jetty down in the cove below. It's an idyllic setting on a fine day, exhilarating when the wind decides to blow, and slightly eerie at night as the beam of the Dunnet Head lighthouse sweeps across the sea.
The memorable guest lounge and dining area has views both ways along the coast, and straight out to the island of Hoy. It is warmed by a multi-fuel stove which can be a joy on blustery days creating an extra cosy feeling and making it the perfect place to sit and relax within warm and comfortable surroundings. Breakfasts include a varied menu of established hot Scottish fare or continental breakfasts all made from quality locally sourced produce whenever possible.
Three comfortable double rooms have king/super king beds and there is one twin-bedded room. They all include an en-suite, smart TV, central heating and down-filled pillows and duvets for a soft luxurious night’s slumber. There are two ground floor rooms with walk-in showers, two further bedrooms with bath/showers located on the first floor.
Whether you want a short stroll or a full-on hike, this area abounds with walks, nature watching opportunities, flora and fauna. The main road along the coast is quiet, with little traffic but an amazing new view at every turn.