The Hawthorns Bed & Breakfast

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Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Flat-screen TV
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Hawthorns Bed & Breakfast

The Hawthorns Bed & Breakfast

3.0 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
The Hawthorns, Thurso, Scotland, KW14 8XH

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCastle of Mey4 min drive
  • Popular LocationDunnet Bay Distillery6 min drive
  • AirportWick (WIC)33 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrey Cairn Camsters50 min drive

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About this area


Located in Thurso, The Hawthorns Bed & Breakfast is in a rural area. Duncansby Stacks and Dunnet Head Lighthouse are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Gills Bay Ferry Port and John O' Groats Ferry Terminal. Guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Castle of Mey - 4 min drive
  • Dunnet Bay Distillery - 6 min drive
  • Dunnet Bay Beach - 7 min drive
  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse - 13 min drive
  • Grey Cairn Camsters - 50 min drive

Getting around

  • Thurso Station - 18 min drive
  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 144 min drive


  • Castle Arms Hotel - 4 min walk
  • The Tea Cosy - 8 min walk
  • Tea Cosy - 4 min drive
  • Roads End Coffee Shop - 11 min drive
  • Stacks Bistro - 11 min drive

About this property

The Hawthorns Bed & Breakfast

3-star bed & breakfast in Thurso with free breakfast
Along with a garden, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has free breakfast and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 5 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and free toiletries.
The Hawthorns Bed & Breakfast offers 5 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Thurso bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily

Family friendly

  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 4 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per stay
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

The Hawthorns & Thurso
THE HAWTHORNS BED & BREAKFAST Bed & breakfast Thurso

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 35 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay
Couldnt be more welcoming, place was very clean and tidy, catered for gluten free very well and nice little touches around the place. Easy to find close to John O'Groats and good off road parking.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the natural surroundings, real farm feeling. The lady also does lovely knitting hats/ gloves and crochet animals. The breakfast was lovely and the room was big. The hosts were very warm and friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hosts Graeme & Eilean are so friendly & welcoming, their B&B is in immaculate condition with excellent facilities making this a great home away from home. This is a truly pet friendly B&B with such thoughtful touches as a dog tag with the B&B’s details (in case your pup foes wandering) a dog bed and towel all left in the room for us arriving. I cannot recommend their B&B highly enough!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good stopover
Comfortable stop before catching the ferry to Orkney Islands
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
First of all Graeme & Eilean are the best hosts we have ever had. So warm and welcoming. Helped with advice of where to visit. I wish I could of stayed longer. The breakfast was fantastic and they went well out of our way to meet our requirements. The property is lovely in a nice quiet area, yet close enough to John O Groats, Dunnet, and Thurso. The rooms have everything you need. I will be returning again in the future certainly!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021