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Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, linens
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, linens
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, linens
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, linens

Burnside Cottage

3.5 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCastle of Mey8 min drive
    Popular LocationDunnet Bay Distillery12 min drive
    Popular LocationDuncansby Head12 min drive
    AirportKirkwall (KOI)104 min drive

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  • Double Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (The Grey Suite)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsDouble Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (The Grey Suite)
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Rabbit Room) (Not Pet Friendly).

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Rabbit Room) (Not Pet Friendly).
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking (Raven Room)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking (Raven Room)

About this area


Burnside Cottage is located in Wick. While the natural beauty of Duncansby Head and Dunnet Bay Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Scrabster Ferry Terminal.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Castle of Mey - 8 min drive
  • Dunnet Bay Distillery - 12 min drive
  • Duncansby Head - 12 min drive
  • Dunnet Bay Beach - 13 min drive
  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Thurso Station - 25 min drive
  • AirportKirkwall (KOI) - 104 min drive


  • Dinning Room — 1 min walk
  • Tea Cosy - 4 min drive
  • The Tea Cosy - 5 min drive
  • Castle Arms Hotel - 5 min drive
  • Roads End Coffee Shop - 8 min drive
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About this property

Burnside Cottage

Eco-friendly bed & breakfast with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a garden and free breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 3 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find coffee/tea makers and free bottled water.
Burnside Cottage offers 3 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Wick bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner and through room service
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 7:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

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.
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished



Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 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
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 7 June 2020 to 21 March 2021 (dates subject to change).


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
Dogs only
1 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children 4 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 4 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

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 10.00 per pet, per night

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

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property's policy is that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock nearby. Dogs not permitted on furniture and dog beds available on request.

We should mention

Children 4 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Burnside Cottage B&B Wick
Burnside Cottage B&B
Burnside Cottage Wick
Burnside Cottage Wick
Burnside Cottage Bed & breakfast
Burnside Cottage Bed & breakfast Wick

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Burnside Cottage and receive a full refund?
Yes, Burnside Cottage offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Burnside Cottage cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Burnside Cottage pet-friendly?
Yes, Burnside Cottage allows dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Burnside Cottage?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Burnside Cottage?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Burnside Cottage?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Burnside Cottage located?
Situated in Wick, this eco-friendly bed & breakfast is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Castle of Mey and within 9 miles (15 km) of Duncansby Head and Dunnet Bay Distillery. Dunnet Bay Beach and Dunnet Head Lighthouse are also within 12 miles (20 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Absolutely wonderful hospitality, and the location was excellent. The hosts gave us a myriad of suggestions on where to explore. We will be returning here to stay longer!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Excellent location close to Ferry and John O'Groats.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Classy haven in the windswept highlands
Burnside provides a touch of class in the windswept northern highlands. We arrived late, after finishing our Lands End to John o’Groats bike ride and were given a secure space to lock our bikes. The hosts then served up a delicious and nutritious meal. Our room was modern, comfortable and large with private bathroom. We particularly appreciated the thoughtful touches, like water and milk in refillable bottles, and paper-wrapped eco-soap to avoid those awful single-use plastic bottles of shower gel. The breakfast was second-to-none, and the hostess gave us some excellent tips on visiting the local area. Highly recommended!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Unique location
Burnside Cottage is an excellent place to spend a few days exploring the North Coast! We were able to see Duncansby Stacks, Dunnet Head, and took the ferry trip over to the Orkney Islands. Our room was very comfortable, had a great view, the host was very welcoming, and the food was fantastic! Particularly helpful and appreciated was the late night snack offerings after a long day on the Orkneys!

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