Kittiwake Cottage

Scarfskerry, Thurso, Highlands, KW14 8XN

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  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Our CL is a quiet half acre site set on the Pentland Firth with beautiful sea and countryside views in all directions. The Castle of Mey is easily visible just 1 mile away, as is Dunnet Head, the most northerly point in Mainland Britain.

The site itself is situated in the house grounds, with a mixture of lawn and level, hard standing pitches. We are only a quarter of mile away from the coast, so are well situated for sea fishing and there are several lochs providing fly fishing with cheap permits within a ten mile radius. There is a bird hide on one of them just half a mile away. There are pleasant walks to two harbours where you can see seals and various seabirds and a stroll to the Castle of Mey, which is open from May to the end of September, takes you along the coast with spectacular views to the Island of Hoy. The local bus runs several times a day to Thurso, John O'Groats and Wick and stops at the end of our lane, about 100 metres from the site. The ferry terminals to Orkney are all within easy reach, the nearest at Gills Bay being just 4 miles away.

We are an adults only site, which because of its open aspect and occasional strong winds is not suitable for erecting awnings. We have facilities for charging your battery as well as fresh water and waste and chemical disposal points. If you have any special requirements, we will do our best to accomodate them. An added bonus is the " Caithness Breeze" which ensures that we are seldom bothered by the infamous Scottish midges.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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0.5 acres

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Postcode:
KW14 8XN
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Lat 58.651759 / Lon -3.248191
OS field ref:
ND276745
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Thurso, John O'Groats
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Feel the atmosphere...

Dec 2018. One night stay on a mini tour round the sharp end of Caithness. This CL is ideal for the travelling motorhomer. A safe and wonderfully basic site for these not needing all the trappings of caravan sites. Short walking distance to the seashore where we saw seals and seal pups on the rocks. Roe deer in the fields when we woke and flocks of curlews overhead.

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Basic but everything we need

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst travelling the NC500 in our motorhome. The site is level and offers water in and out, plus black waste disposal area. Basic but everything we needed and a fantastic price. A warm welcome was received with a nice leaflet created by the owner with ideas for walks from the site. Amazing views across to Orkney. The weather was very windy when we stayed, the site is exposed but we had good shelter from a storage shed. The chickens and ducks wander around free range, our dog was mesmerised by them. Eggs are abailable to buy. Lots to do in the area, we filled 2 days easily. Nice walk to a small harbour where you will see seals at low tide. You can also take a day trip to Orkney, There are deer in the surrounding fields, lots of birds including owls and hawks.
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A lovely tranquil site off the beaten track. Well kept grass site, but firm. Lovely owners who made us very welcome. Value for money. Would recommend this CL

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Peace and Quiet

Just what we wanted from a CL, peace and quiet, a level grassed surface, rural location, easy access to walks and local interest sites. There are the basic services, fresh water, grey waste disposal and chemical toilet disposal point, you can also buy fresh free range hen and duck eggs, provided by the poultry wandering around the site! There is no electric hook-up, which we were not looking for as we have a good leisure battery and portable solar panels. The site owners are very friendly and helpful. The site is a couple of miles off the THURSO to John O'Groats road and a short 30 minute walk from The Castle of Mey. We were treated to a couple of spectacular sunsets and the site overlooks the coast and Dunnet Head. If you want an all singing and dancing site with the usual C&MC bells and whistles then go to the Dunnet club site, but if you want real peace and quiet in the relaxed atmosphere of a rural location, the this is the ideal site for you. Highly recommended for 'proper' campers!
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Very nice location

We stayed here for four nights in our motorhome early in March 2017. We received a warm welcome & an information pack about the local area. It is the most northerly CL on the UK mainland. The sea with great views & seals is about 50 or so metres away. The Castle of Mey is visible from all pitches & the CL very handy for a host of interesting locations. I have no problem in highly recommending a stay here.

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