The Barn, Mey
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Barn offers beautifully presented holiday accommodation with splendid views over the Pentland Firth as an added bonus. Nestled within a working farm holding in the lovely Caithness region, this single-storey property is one of three self-catering holiday-lets created from the thoughtful conversion of a former barn. The Barn is pet-friendly and has one bedroom accommodating a maximum of two guests. Enjoying open views over the sea and the Orkney Isles in the distance, this property is both a super holiday retreat and a convenient base for exploring this dramatic and unspoilt region of Scotland. In addition to a bright and light-filled interior that will readily have guests in the holiday mode, The Barn is superbly located close to a number of pristine beaches including the simply sublime Dunnet Beach, rightfully described in local guidebooks as ‘spectacular' and a holiday experience to be savoured. Local amenities are less than two miles away and the property has two off-road car parking space and a garden patio area. Subject to availability and to accommodate larger parties, The Barn could be booked together with The Stable, sleeping a maximum of two, and The Byre, which sleeps up to four guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Thurso|
|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
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation is all on one level, has electric storage heating and comprises: Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:Lounge area: with Satellite Freeview TV/DVD, Radio/CD and French windows opening onto the garden area Dining area: with dining furniture for 4 Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge and washer dryer Bedroom: with 6' zip and link bed (can be converted to 3' single beds as required) Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
All power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available.
The Scottish Highlands region
Natural and untouched, a place that has been unspoilt by the demands of tourism or commercial interests, the Highlands of Scotland is one of Britain's most beautiful and stunning holiday destinations. Here you will find Britain's highest mountain ranges, miles of open countryside and a multitude of lochs; all this and an untouched coastline with picturesque coves and pristine clean beaches. This is the place for a great ‘outdoors' holiday with plenty of activities for all ages; including wonderful walking and cycling, canoeing, fishing, golf and sailing, beach combing and wildlife watching. The list goes on. There are also lots of historical sites and ancient towns to discover in the Highlands which you'll find throughout the region as you travel along its quiet and beautiful country roads.
First time visitors to this area are in for a treat. Caithness is virtually unspoilt and largely untouched by the passage of time and the hand of man. It is the perfect destination for a ‘get away from it all' holiday. The coastline is as nature intended and the many, long stretches of sandy beaches the main reason why activities such as horse-riding, surfing, kite-surfing and sand-buggying are so popular here. Nature lovers will be in their element and will need a thick bird-book to hand for there is something to see and record at very turn! A must is a visit to the RSPB managed reserve at Forsinard, Strath Halladale. Walkers and cyclists should head for the delightful Dunnet Forest which offers mile after mile of divine walking trails. Serious ‘sight-seers' should follow the well thought out Highland Tourist Trail. This stretches from Wick in the east to the lovely settlement of Ullapool on the west coast and takes in a route which passes through the very best of Highland scenery. Lovers of fine buildings will find the nearby Castle of Mey an absolute joy. The former home of the late Queen Mother, it is a visitor attraction full of beauty and poignant memories and offers a most interesting day trip.
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