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:
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 .
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 .
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.
THINGS TO DO
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.
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.
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