The Castle of Mey is the biggest tourist attraction in the area and is well worth a visit. Further east is John O'Groats with boat trips to view the varied wildlife which inhabit the spectacular coastline.
Just to the east is Duncansby Head, where the Atlantic meets the North Sea with its lighthouse and views southwards to the Duncansby Stacks. To the west is Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the British mainland, an area of strategic importance to the Navy in two world wars.
Just to the west of the headland is the fantastic Dunnet Beach and sand-dunes. This is a mecca for surfers as is the nearby Thurso East beach - although the water is a little on the chilly side! Behind Dunnet is the Forest with its walks and abundant wildlife and provides some shelter on particularly windy days.
N.B. Image courtesy of Flickr user Beltzner
The Cottage was designed and built to our specification on a plot of land we chose on the far north coast of Scotland in the county of Caithness.
As you would expect, the lounge is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player if you get bored of the views and want a more conventional sort of entertainment! The kitchen diner has a large dining table and seats six.
There is plenty of scope to cook on a grand scale if you wish. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished, with two double rooms (one with en suite) and a twin bed room all with ample wardrobe space.
The view from the main bedroom takes in the Castle of Mey.