Mey Cliff Cottage
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Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Mey Cliff Cottage is a beautifully appointed purpose built bungalow perched on the far north coast of Scotland in Caithness. It's sits right on the Pentland Firth over looking the Orkney Islands and the Castle of Mey. It is a great place to relax amongst wildlife and superb coastline. All mod-cons provided eg wifi, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, freeview tv
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rocky beach at the bottom of the garden!|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Wick 20 km, Nearest railway: Thurso 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Scottish Highlands region
Mey Cliff Cottage is located in the small seaside hamlet of Scarfskerry, Caithness. It is in a beautiful private location, 200 metres away from the nearest other property. It is located right on the coastline, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands in the distance. You can sit and watch the ships going by in the distance as they ply between the Atlantic and the North Sea from the comfort of the lounge where we have big picture windows to maximise the 360 degree views. Sunrises and sunsets are a beauty to behold particularly during the long days of summer when light seems never-ending. Even on stormy days there is plenty to see as the sea crashes on the rocks below.
In the distance to the west you can see Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the British mainland. To the east is the Castle of Mey, the Queen Mother's residence which is now visited every year by Prince Charles as the chieftain of the Mey Highland Games (held every August).
Caithness is the most northerly county in mainland UK. It is remarkably unspoilt and has beautiful countryside. John O'Groats is a five mile drive down the coast. The towns of Wick and Thurso have all the necessary amenities and are a short drive away. Mey Cliff Cottage is a great base to explore the northern highlands. The hills to the west are an hours drive. Day trips to the Orkneys are also possible from the nearby harbours at Gills Bay, John O'Groats and Scrabster. Those who enjoy sports can take in the excellent freshwater and saltwater fishing on offer as well as plentiful unhurried golf available at the challenging courses at Wick, Thurso and Reay.
For those who just want to relax in peace and quiet and watch the wildlife, Mey Cliff Cottage is the perfect base.
The area is very unspoilt and is known as the northern highlands. The county of Caithness has a very interesting history and was part of the Norse kingdom until the 15th Century when it became part of Scotland. The place names reflect this unique heritage. Caithness is known as the flow country with miles of unspoilt peat marshes where rare wildlife thrive in abundance. You can learn more about the geography and history of the area at the excellent 'Caithness Horizons' museum in Thurso. In a similar vein there is the Wick Heritage museum which takes you back to the herring fishing hey-day of the area in the late 19th century.
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1 Aug 2014
"Excellent in every way"
Spent a glorious week here from 26th July. Cottage is in a stunning location with incredible sea views from every room. Very comfortable and modern and very clean. Wifi was good throughout our stay. O… More
27 May 2014
The cottage was fantastic and the views stunning, the photos really don't do it justice. It was very relaxing & peaceful just sitting looking at the scenery and listening to sea.We would recommen… More
23 May 2014
Where to start... The accommodation was everything you could ever hope for and more. Spotlessly clean and it was comforting to know that you could contact someone if there was a problem, not that there was.The location was outstanding looking onto the sea you became mesmerised with listening and watching the waves and boats sailing by. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you and as Arnie would say 'we'll be back'
Many thanks for your very kind words!
30 Nov 2013
We were pleasantly surprised on arrival as the pictures simply do not portray the size, atmosphere and quality of the bungalow. Quality of the fixtures and fittings and the generous proportions of eac… More
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2 Sep 2013
"A little patch of paradise"
This was my 2nd stay here in 2013 - spent one week back in April with a friend from California, then two in July/August with my husband and 2 teenage kids. Both times we were blessed with great weathe… More
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