The cottages are recently renovated, well equipped, cosy barn conversions on a working farm. They are very comfortable and provide a welcoming home from home for you to relax in either at the end of a busy day exploring the area, or lazy days just enjoying the peace, tranquillity and beauty of your surroundings.
Each Cottage has spectacular sea views looking over to Dunnet Head, and Orkney, situated just above Harrow Harbour they are only a few metres from the Pentland Firth. The seals have been most obliging this year and are often to be seen around the harbour providing a great source of entertainment for our guests.
The Late Queen Mother's Caithness home, The Castle of Mey is just a short walk away from the farm (open May-Oct), Harrow Harbour, the shore, and also the Loch of Mey bird hide are all a stone throw away.
Other local places of interest include, Mary Annes Cottage in Dunnet, Dunnet forest walk, Dunnet sands, Wick Heritage Centre, Pulteney Distillery and the most Northerly 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 available (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 approximately a thirty minute drive away from the farm and both have various supermarkets (Wick having a large Tesco).
There are numerous archaeological sites in Caithness and a number of Castles, many ruined. It is also an ideal base for surfing, fishing, cycling, walking and viewing wildlife.
The cottages are personally looked after by the owners Alex and Isobel who are around to welcome guests and their pets. They are on hand if needed, ensuring that a break at Harrow Cottages is memorable for all the right reasons