Braeside Retreats Holiday pods in Caithness on the NC500

With the ever increasing popularity of the North Coast 500 (NC500) the requirement for holiday accommodation has risen in our lovely part of the Highlands, Caithness. A lot of businesses are diversifying into tourism along side running their farms and businesses to cater for all requirements. Many converting existing homes into holiday lets Braeside Retreats offers something rather different in a peaceful and high end finish pod.

Based at Sibminster Farm which is just outside of Castletown/Murkle and a short drive into Thurso they are situated in a rural spot with an incredible view are the new Braeside Retreats. When Fiona got in touch they were really at the start of the build but very much already knee deep in the planning and site preparation which I was so excited to see.

Expecting lovely little pods I was incredibly surprised to see the first built pod was so luxurious and large and to chat to the family regarding their finished site which is not just accommodation but as in the title a retreat.


Large spacious pods with their own outdoor space and hot tubs to sit admiring the view with their own BBQ space and even play space for families using so many local sources.


Each pod has a different theme very tastefully finished and perfect for a family or a couples escape and are now open for bookings for the coming season.

You can find them below on their website and book your stay now with a family who have worked incredibly hard to make such a special place to stay.