the cottageMey Cliff Cottage was built in 2008 in a spectacular position overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands on the far north coast of Scotland.

Our 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. It is a 'T' shaped three bedroom bungalow and is equipped to the highest standards.

The Cottage has been designed to capitalise on the location with the day rooms (Living room and Kitchen-Diner) facing the Pentland Firth with views over to the Orkney Islands, Dunnet Head, the island of Stroma and the Pentland Skerries.

To the east lies the historic Castle of Mey, the former home of the Queen Mother, still visited by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, not to mention many thousands of tourists every year.

To the west is Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the British mainland with views on a clear day all the way to Cape Wrath and the north Atlantic in the west.

The cottage was built following an extensive series of journeys across the Scottish highlands and islands for a plot of land on which to build a holiday home. We are sure you will find our choice, in the historic county of Caithness, agreeable!


No expense has been spared or detail overlooked to ensure your comfort for your stay at Mey Cliff Cottage. The decoration throughout is contemporary with an emphasis on maximising the dramatic light and panoramic vistas of this enviable location.

In the lounge there are large picture windows to help you drink in the views. 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 must have the best views from a sink in the country and is fully equipped with hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. 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.

In addition there is a fully equipped bathroom with power shower. Included in the price of your stay is water, electricity, oil fired central heating, bed linen and towels.

There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room. For those with dogs they can be accommodated and kept overnight in the large utility room.

There is ample lawned garden space all around the cottage, ideal for children, with access nearby down to the rocks and sea below. All in all a spectacular location to get way from it all or a base to explore this fascinating and quite different part of the United Kingdom.


You can sit for hours watching the ever changing seascape, with wildlife in abundance including Seabirds, Seals and the occasional Orca. The Pentland Firth remains an important shipping lane and for those interested you can watch boats pass through on their way across the Atlantic or towards Europe via the North Sea (see to check actual ship details en route at sea!)

On clear nights the sunsets are breathtaking and in the summer months it is not unusual for the twilight to continue beyond midnight.

Don't just take our word for it. See what The Scotsman newspaper had to say via this link

The cottage

The cottage was built following an extensive series of journeys across the Scottish highlands.

The Area

We are sure you will find our choice, in the historic county of Caithness, agreeable!