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East Lodge, Mey, Thurso, Caithness


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Caithness is renowned for large skies, wild seas and glorious sunsets, empty open moorland, a sense of freedom, deserted beaches, breathtaking coastal scenery and boisterous seabird cities. It offers beauty and ruggedness, soft scenery and wild seas, outdoor adventurism and peaceful havens, award winning restaurants and local tearooms, fast boat trips or dreamy days on Dunnet beach.

For outdoor enthusiasts there is a choice of a gentle walk or a more energetic round of golf on any of the three golf courses. There are excellent opportunities for fishing, both fresh water or sea fishing. As well as bracing cliff walks or more casual beach or hill walking, surfing is to be had at Thurso or Brimms, both world championship locations, and nearby Dunnet beach is a popular venue for windsurfing, sea canoeing and wildlife watching. For the serious ornithologist there are dedicated hides for watching the more timid visitors to these shores.

The county is home to various heritage sites and the late Queen Mother's summer home The Castle of Mey with its serene gardens is well worth a visit. Art and culture are to be found throughout and a visit to Orkney, there and back in a day, extends the Caithness experience over the water.

  • Sleeps - 3/4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 king size, 1 double)
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • TV, video, DVD
  • Central heating
  • Study/library
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Enclosed well established garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Small pond with frogs and newts
  • Large geodesic solar dome greenhouse
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Short breaks
  • Wick 12 miles, Thurso 12 miles
  • Wick Airport - 12 miles
  • Stations - Wick and Thurso
  • Excellent restaurants
  • Golf - 13 miles
  • 5 castles visible from the golf course
  • Outstanding sea coast - cliffs, beaches, caves
  • Wonderful sealife - dolphins, orcas, myriad birds
  • Horse riding - 13 miles
  • Fishing - fresh water 4 miles, sea 2 miles
  • Beaches - Freswick 6 miles, Dunnet 5 miles
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pools in Thurso and Wick
  • Historical and heritage sites all over Caithness
  • Regular crossings to Orkney

An original gatehouse for Barrogill Castle, now the Castle of Mey, this 130 year old cottage has been fully modernised while maintaining its original character. Double glazed and centrally heated it has a modern kitchen, including washing machine, ceramic hob cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. An iron and ironing board are also available. There is a small beautifully refurbished bathroom, a conservatory/dining room, cosy sitting room and a large bedroom with views on two sides to the garden and beyond. Also, a small room, currently used as a study/library and another sizeable bedroom, with views on two sides to the garden.

The lovely quiet garden is completely enclosed by a dry stone wall and has established trees, shrubs, flower beds and open lawns affording views to the hills of Sutherland, the sea and Orkney. Surrounded by fields there are no neighbours, only cows and wildlife. There is a five metre diameter geodesic solar dome greenhouse, which is very handy for sitting in on warm evenings!

Cottage Directions:
Follow the main arterial route the A9 to Thurso and turn right at Tesco lights, signposted John O' Groats. Follow this road through Castletown, Dunnet and Mey. Exactly half a mile past the clearly signposted entrance to the castle and gardens of Mey, turn right - it's easy to miss this concealed turning - and the only house on that road, at the top beside the big pillars is the cottage.

What's included:
Electricity: free in summer. In winter first �25 free, thereafter charged as used. Heating is electric as is the immersion heater.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
The house is not on main drains. It has a septic tank so only non bio washing powder (provided) to be used.

Cost and availability:
East Lodge is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is Saturday with 4pm entry, 10am departure.
Short breaks available.
Offers are available for stays of less than a full week, contact for details.

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East Lodge, Mey, Caithness KW1 4YD Scotland

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