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Burnside Cottage

3.5 star property
3.5-star B&B with restaurant, near Gills Bay Ferry Port

10.0/10 Exceptional

25 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
Gills, Wick, Scotland, KW1 4YB
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Gills Bay Ferry Port - 3 min drive
  • Castle of Mey - 8 min drive
  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse - 19 min drive
  • Scrabster Ferry Terminal - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Wick (WIC) - 28 min drive
  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 91 min drive
  • Thurso Station - 25 min drive
  • Wick Station - 29 min drive
  • Georgemas Junction Station - 31 min drive

About this property

Burnside Cottage

Burnside Cottage is a great choice for a stay in Wick. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Dinning Room, which serves light fare. The comfortable beds and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

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/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices 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 sanitizer 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (4 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 0-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


Dinning Room - This café serves light fare only.

Fees & policies


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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 accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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.

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

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

You won't be disappointed here
Casey is a great host and will ensure that your stay is both comfortable and refreshing. All food provided is first rate. There is no 'shared space' in terms of breakfast room, or lounge and so you are pretty much confined to quarters as everything is done on a room service basis which at first seems a little weird but on reflection works well and is ideally suited to CoVID restrictions. Try the homemade Granola it's to die for...
Andy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stylish B&B with delicious food
Stylish, big, comfortable and clean room, with a super thoughtful and caring host! Both breakfast and dinner was delicious, served in the room due to COVID.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Burnside cottage was perfect and a great location for a couple of nights stop on the NC500. It gave us the opportunity to explore the East Coast before travelling West. The hosts were very accommodating and always on hand if we needed anything.
Jenny, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly & accommodating host. Food lovely
Anthony, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stunning place. Really quiet. Lovely host!
kevin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a superb time at Burnside Cottage B&B and would highly recommend staying here. The service was impeccable, homemade food was fresh and absolutely delicious (evening meals and breakfast), and Kacey went above and beyond to make sure we had a lovely stay - even providing a list of local attractions for us to explore. Thank you!
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A true gem of a place to stay. The room was amazing with added extras such as milk and the best homemade cookies. The host made us feel extremely welcone and has very useful local knowledge. Breakfast and dinner, well what can I say. Some of the best food in ages. The place to stay around John o'Groats.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay at Burnside!
My partner and I had such a lovely stay at Burnside. Kacey was incredibly welcoming and had been very responsive and helpful in the lead up to our trip. Kacey was also very accommodating - we were so knackered after our trip to Orkney that we didn't want to go out to find somewhere to eat so she kindly made us dinner on short notice which we appreciated. The room itself was lovely and has everything you need. We were the only guests, so it was very quiet. The only thing that I might suggest that would be helpful is to have information on things to do in the area with Kacey's top tips and hidden gems.
Malulie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Top notch B&B
Simply stated, this is was the best B&B I have ever stayed at. It was spotless, well stocked with tea/coffee/biscuits, conveniently located, and the hosts -- Kacey and Stephen -- couldn't have been nicer. The breakfast was superb and delivered to our room. The other big bonus was the parking. We were touring Scotland via the North Coast 500 route in our classic cars. We were pleasantly surprised to see the spacious and safe on-site parking at Burnside Cottage. Overall, this was a fabulous stop which I hope I can visit again in future.
T, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The welcome couldnt have been more friendly and helpful
1-night romance trip
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