5 minutes walk from Between the Rocks and the Sea

Nestled in a wooded Scottish hillside

View of Neave or Comb island, a kayaker's dream


Enjoy breakfast delights in our rustic dining room

Be inspired...

The road awaits...

We are now closed (due to health reasons) until March 2019, we will update the website when we are open again.

Andy and Lauren warmly welcome you to their veggie/vegan home in the Scottish highlands, a relaxing and unique bed and breakfast choice and a superb holiday rental opportunity. A year round destination, the North coast of Scotland has something for everyone, whether you a walker, cyclist, birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast, artist, kayaker or simply looking for an opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ in a stunning environment. A retreat for everyone to enjoy, we also sometimes offer a pop up cafe and other events where you can chat with us and the locals and find out more about the area. Please see our events page for more information.

Between the Rocks and the Sea is a diverse venue. When we are not operating the cottage as a bed and breakfast destination, we offer it for holiday rentals of up to 3 weeks. The cottage is available as a holiday rental occasionally during the spring and summer and is available as a holiday rental/ retreat from September 2017 until the end of February 2018. At other times, we have bed and breakfast accomodation in the cottage and also run occasional retreats based on ecotherapeautic and yogic principles.

Between the Rocks and the Sea is located just a stone’s throw off the spectacular North Coast 500 route (NC500) and is a great place to break your journey and explore. The NC500 is more than 500 miles of magical discovery taking you to and from Inverness, venturing round the capital of the Highlands, up the West Coast and back via the rugged north coast. Now a popular road trip, the NC500 offers something for everyone and can be done in stages or as a whole tour.

Delicious food awaits you whether you are staying at our bed and breakfast, popping in to our cafe or attending an event such as the pop up restaurant. For our bed and breakfast guests, Andy will tantalise your taste buds with amazing veggie/ vegan breakfasts. Andy has worked as a chef for over 25 years both in the UK and abroad and has developed a rustic cooking style which we are sure you will enjoy. Andy also sometimes offers evening meals for our guests (please check in advance).

For more information about our bed and breakfast including prices, please follow this link. For our holiday rental guests, we are delighted that you will be staying in a well equipped rural home from home. For more information about holiday rental including our availability and tariff, please follow this link.

a fabulous stop on the NC500

Contact us to book a stay whether for a holiday or to stop enroute on the NC500 or for one of our events or simply for more information


You know how sometimes there are places you go to that you don’t want to say too many glowing things about it because everyone will want to go there and then you won’t be able to because its all booked up?……. well this is one of those places. A real gem. Andy looked after us beautifully, the food, the house and the location are amazing. We had the added bonus of sunny warm weather. We WILL be back…. if we can get in! Fiona, bed and breakfast guest

Fiona, Bed and Breakfast guest

Andy and Lauren, what you gave us was not a typical b and b but a second home! We are overwhelmed byt eh warmth and hospitality showered on us. You absolutely made us feel at home with all those chats and the lovely food. We’ll definitely be back. We hope you give us a chance to serve you when you are in Bangalore.

Rabin, Supriya and Prithvi, Bed and Breakfast guests

Our second visit of the weekend (to the pop up cafe)! Delicious food and great hospitality. you are such interesting people to talk to. Thank you both

Sandra and Amanda Mackay, visitors to our Pop Up cafe

Lauren and Andy have a delightful, traditional crofthouse imaginatively restored in a lovely location, full of interesting objects, many collected on Andy’s extensive travels. No one was in when we arrived, but Andy had left us some of his delicious cake and the log burner was laid ready for us to light in the sitting room so we felt very much welcomed. Andy could not have been a better host – friendly, welcoming and with fascinating stories to tell. Best veggie breakfast ever, beautifully presented. Thank you so much Andy and Lauren. Perfect, perfect house, wonderful breakfast, fascinating company.

Joy Attwood-Harris, Bed and Breakfast guest

kettles on the stove
lounge room with logburner
contemporary rustic bathroom
delicious chocolate brownie

We have lots of wonderful events for you to enjoy such as our Pop Up Cafe, restaurant, workshops and music events


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Contact Details Between the Rocks and the Sea 22 Achtoty Aird Skerray By Thurso Caithness KW14 7TH Tel: 01641 521 728