Harrow Cottages are a set of three self catering cottages, two with one bedroom and one with two bedrooms, which provide an ideal base for exploring the diverse range of attractions Caithness has to offer.
The cottages recently converted well equipped, comfortable barn conversions on a working farm .
All have spectacular sea views and are only a few metres from the Pentland Firth and a short walk from Late Queen Mother's Caithness home, The Castle of Mey. There is a bird hide on land belonging to the farm overlooking the Loch of Mey, this is open to the public (free of charge) all year round.
From the farm it is a short walk to the late Queen Mothers holiday residence The Castle of Mey, (open May-Oct), Harrow Harbour, the shore, and also the Loch of Mey bird hide.
There is a hotel in Mey with a small village store attatched. Places of interest locally include John O'Groats and the Stacks of Duncansby, Mary Annes Cottage in Dunnet, Dunnet forest walk, Dunnet sands, Wick Heritage Centre, Pulteney Distillery and the most northernly point on the Scottish mainland -Dunnet Head.
There are daily boat trips on a passenger ferry from John O Groats to the Orkney Islands with bus tours avaliable (highly recommended). The ferry runs from 1st May - 30 Sept. There is also a car Ferry to Orkney from Gills and Scrabster all year round. Wick and Thurso are both a thirty minute drive away from the farm and both have various supermarkets. (Wick having a large Tescos).
There are numerous archelogical sites in Caithness and a number of Castles, many ruined. It is also an ideal base for surfing, fishing, cycling, walking and viewing wildlife.
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