Kittiwake Cottage

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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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Basic but very handy for the Castle of Mey and the Orkney ferry

We stayed here on our way back from the Orkneys, it was just a few miles for the Gills Bay ferry. Just a basic CL with no electric, set in a large flat garden. It's main attraction is it's closeness to the Castle of Mey - you can walk there in about half an hour via the back way, though the weather was pretty grim when we visited so we took the motorhome. The owner was very friendly and gave us lots of information. Parking for motorhomes at the castle is alongside the reception building on the road in - check opening dates as it had only just opened when we went in late May.
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A little gem of a CL

We spent a relaxed week here in June 2015. There was a warm welcome on arrival and the owners are very informative about local attractions. We had views all round and there are places of interest within walking distance (Castle of Mey about 1 mile) with seals at a nearby harbour. The free range eggs which are for sale are delicious! Would definitely return to this site.
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A fabulous CL

We spent a wonderful couple of days here and were blessed with gorgeous weather. A really friendly and helpful family, even providing a map of the highlights of the area. We were entertained by the hens and ducks, and their eggs were very tasty. The views from the site are terrific, Dunnet Head in one direction and Mey Castle in the other. Wonderful cycling on quiet lanes (we visited Dunnet Head), and fabulous walks. The coastline is beautiful and there are seals nearby. Will definitely return to this little gem of a CL.

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An excellent reception!!

My wife and I and our adult daughter stayed overnight at Kittiwake. It was well past dark on a cold January night and we were having difficulty locating the site. So we rang the operators and they very kindly sent a young man out into the dark and cold wearing a highly reflective jacket and torch. He walked a considerable distance to the entrance road and waited for us to arrive. We couldn't have asked for more. Kittiwake is ideal for and overnight stay if travelling on to the Orkneys as it is very close to the Gills Bay ferry terminal. Definitely recommend this site. Thank you.

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