Guest House



We are very sorry to inform you that we are closed until further notice due to the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming you back once it is safe.



Andrew and Eileen Sutherland offer you a warm Highland welcome!

Hawthornlea  is centrally located in the village of Reay  which is on the North Coast 500 route. Our nearest town is Thurso 11 miles away.

Hawthornlea is near the beach, the harbour , the village hall and golf course. The property is located off the main road in a quiet area providing opportunities for peaceful, relaxed sleep. All rooms are on one level. There is ample parking and the local bus stop is at the front door.

Please contact us for bed and breakfast rates .

Tel: 01847 811232       E-mail: eileensutherland@hotmail.com



We aim to provide quality accommodation and service. We have two double bedrooms available each with en-suite facilities. These have counter-top basins, generous sized showers and large heated towel rails . We offer robes, slippers  and superior Scottish toiletries.

Each bedroom is decorated in soft, neutral tones with Egyptian cotton bedding and a choice of pillows. The rooms have black out blinds/curtains . Each room  has a smart TV , complimentary WiFi  and hairdryer. An iron and ironing board are also available.




We offer a wide range of choices for  breakfast, including various vegetarian and vegan options and a hearty  Highland Breakfast. We use local produce  when possible and  serve home made accompaniments.

Home baking is available on arrival with a variety of  teas and coffees in the lounge.

In the evening guests may wish to visit local restaurants  or take away outlets and are welcome to use our dining facilities for this.



Feel free to wander through our garden , use any of the patios or seating areas or  the summer house . 

Daily Housekeeping


Each room will be serviced daily .  We invite guests to share our eco-friendly  laundry policy. An iron and ironing board  are available as required .



All of our rooms are en-suite, with wi-fi , your own SMART TV  and reading area with books and local information files .

Visitors' Lounge

We offer guests the use of  a  cosy lounge with full tea and coffee making facilities, including  fridge and coffee machine. Sit back, watch TV, unwind and relax.





Reay Golf Course


Reay is the most northerly natural links course on the UK mainland.  We have a beautiful wide 18-hole course, right on the coast.  Ideal for beginners or the professional.

Drive, Walk , Run or Climb

  We are delighted to be situated right on the North Coast 500 route which is a circular route offering spectacular scenery around the north of Scotland.

Caithness  and Sutherland have an abundance of local paths, through forests and golden  beaches - or you may prefer to climb some mountains. John O Groats and the Duncansbay stacks are well worth a visit. 



Whether fly fishing for salmon , loch fishing in the many lochs close by for trout, or a bit of sea fishing from the rocks - it's nearby.



The nearby town of Thurso  and also Wick, 30 miles away, offer some interesting, independent and quaint shops selling crafts, local produce and a selection of lovely restaurants, cafes and bars.  

The Sea


There are some fantastic sea trips in our area where you can enjoy  a variety  of birds and mammals, including the occasional whale, seal or dolphin.

Thurso is known world wide as a surfers' paradise!

The many beaches nearby are safe for paddling and swimming.

Horse Riding 


There are a number of facilities in the local area which offer horse riding lessons or a canter through woodland areas for the more experienced rider.


A quick note to let you know that we both enjoyed our stay at your B & B. It is very well-appointed, comfortable and the food was excellent. We were disappointed that we could not stay longer but will certainly stay with you again when next we visit the area. We will be recommending you to our friends who are travelling to Scotland.
Keep up the good work, your B & B has been by far the best we have stayed in so far this trip.

John and Noelene Pyle



Tel: 44-1847 811232

Hawthornlea, The Terrace, Reay, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, KW14 7RQ

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