John O’Groats,
KW1 4YR‎

Tel: 01955 611776

Email: gordonasher@btinternet.com



A very welcome retreat after completing my Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle.

An unassuming exterior hid a warm welcome from my host, Gordon.  Gordon seemed to be very familiar with cyclists and was happy for me to wheel my bike into the house and prop it up in the hallway.  He then immediately offered to give me a lift back down the road to the hotel for an evening meal if I wanted one.

hamnavoe room

The guest room was spacious, warm, clean and tidy (the mess on the bed being my own cast offs).  The shower was in a room next door.  It provided a veritable gush of hot water that instantly refreshed me after my 140 mile push to get to the finish from near Aviemore.  The bed was very comfortable and the location extremely quiet – no riotous parties from the sheep in the field opposite.

hamnavoe breakfast

I indulged in a decadent and leisurely Full Scottish breakfast which was superb.  Gordon, ever the attentive host, then offered to take me to Duncansby Head, the true furthest North East point on mainland UK.  I declined, wishing to re-take photos at the signpost (having arrived in the near dark) before being picked up by the John O’Groats Bike Transport Company to whisk me to Inverness for my flight home, but it was very generous of him.


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