The Crofter's Snug

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Wonderful cl

Returned home after a three weeks' tour of Scotland. This site was the pinnacle of our trip. The best ever views from any site that we have stayed at... And we've been caravanning since 1982! We saw dolphins swimming past us thanks to the owner Steve pointing them out. Steve and Kirsty were very welcoming and made sure we were okay. Clean and very tidy pitches too. One bit of constructive criticism would be that the chemical point could be nearer as it's a fair way up the drive, although a helpful cart trolley is provided. We took a day trip to Orkney which was amazing. Fantastic walking country with spectacular views. What a place. Thanks Steve and Kirsty.
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Perfect!

Stayed here 5 nights at the end of August 2019. We were met on arrival by Steve who was very friendly and helpful. He showed us to our pitch. All pitches are hardstanding with waste, water and electric to each pitch. The pitches are quite level and the views over to the Orkneys are fabulous. The grass areas are immaculate. Access to the site is easy and the site directions excellent. It's well off the main road so you only get local traffic passing the site so it's quiet and peaceful. Most noise came from the sheep in the field opposite the site. There's plenty to see and do around the site. A trip to Orkney is a must and well worth the money. These go from John O'Groats which is about 6 miles away. The Castle of Mey is within walking distance and again is worth a visit. There are supermarkets in Thurso (12-13 miles away) . Plenty of wildlife was on show close by the site, birds, seals on the beach nearby. Steve & Kirsty work very hard to keep the site well presented and deserve every success.

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Sublime Site

Stayed here at the end of July. What a fantastic site, fabulous views, owners very welcoming. Did not want to leave. 10 out of 10 from us. We will return.

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Amazing Views

Had a warm friendly welcome from the owner Steve and was given our pitch number as the site was full when we stayed. All pitches are hard standing with EHU, waste & water.This site is perfect if you are planning a trip to Orkney like us we took the ferry from Gills Bay which is only 7 mins away. The Castle of Mey is literally next door which is well worth the visit. We would definetly recommend this site for peace and quiet & the amazing views across the Pentland Firth.
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Fantastic site with superb views

We stayed here late April for a few days. The site was everything you could wish for with views of the Orkneys and beautiful sunsets seen from your window. Lovely walks and sea birds with spectacular cliff scenery.
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A Little Piece of Heaven.

We stayed here for four days at the end of March 2019 and enjoyed every form of weather whilst looking out at great surrounding views and being welcomed and looked after by two of the most delightful hosts you could wish to meet. This is definitely the sort of site that we'd like to return to again and again and we intend to do so despite the distance involved to get there from our Worcestershire home. Just a joy to be there and we can't thank Kirsty and Stephen enough for there assistance throughout our visit. Can't wait to get back there.

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Great Location & Views

We stayed here for a week in September and found it a very well located CL for access to the north east of Caithness. The views over the Pentland Firth and sunsets over Dunnet Head were spectacular.

Thurso and Wick were within easy reach and John o' Groats and the Castle of Mey were close by. There was some good walking to be had on Dunnet Head and Duncansby Head.

The ferry terminal at Gills Bay was only a couple of miles away and so rather more convenient than Scrabster for our moving on to Orkney. Caravans need to be reversed onto the ferry, but they will do this for you if needed. I believe that a larger ferry being planned may be roll-on / roll-off.

The site facilities were excellent with water and drainage to each pitch. As mentioned previously, there's a bit of a walk to the toilet waste disposal, but this wasn't a problem for us and a trolley is available if needed.

Steve and Kirsty were very friendly and helpful and were it not for the 1,000+ mile round trip, we'd be regulars at The Crofters Snug!

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Outstanding location

This is exactly our sort of CL ... low impact, views and sunsets to die for, and utterly peaceful. Kirsty and Steve are the perfect hosts and work hard to look after their guests. We spent 3 nights there and have no hesitation in recommending for those wanting to chill in outstanding coastal scenery.
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FANTASTIC PARNARAMIC VIEWS AND SPACE TO CHILL

Wonderful gem of a place, beautiful spot. Loved the breathtaking views and the walk down to the beach where you can see seals and the odd otter! (Past the Highland coo) Loved it! Lovely, , friendly, extremely helpful owners. (Who work exceedingly hard). Excellent facilities, chemical waste, water, electric on all pitches. (Levelling ramp a must here) but these pitches are ALL going to be refurbished and levelled by owners during the winter. We were here in July and had good weather so watched ships galore, which was fun. Especially the huge cruise liners. I echo other commenters regarding the chemical waste disposal - there is a trolley if you need it to take waste up a small hill. We really enjoyed our little breath of fresh air over 4 nights............Thank you :) Andrew Vee and Skye.

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An absolute gem!

What an absolute stunner of a site! It is just perfect for us. Nothing commercial to spoil it. Here you are genuinely immersed in the raw beauty and dramatic power of nature. If you like remote, peaceful, dramatic views and a warm welcome then this is th solace for you. Easy to find, (although be careful as there is another CL on the approach which we nearly ended up in) and plenty of space for our twin axle and large Ford Ranger tow car plus full site awning. Stuart met us on arrival and we immediately chatted away like old friends. From there on we were left alone to enjoy the beauty that Viewfirth has to offer. Perfectly located for Thurso or John O’Groats as well as day trips to the many isles that hug the coast line and an ideal stop for anyone doing the NC500. We spent a stunning day sitting by, and swimming in, a cove just up the road totally secluded and undisturbed by anyone all day long. Ask Stuart and he will tell you where it is! You could of course, spend all day sitting outside the caravan fascinated by the passing ships up and down the firth, (download ship finder and you can see all the details of every ship.) Yes the toilet emptying is a little walk up a hill but how often do you do that during the stay? And the water and grey water drainage on each individual pitch more than makes up for it plus they have provided a ‘toilet trolly’ for use to pull it up if you need it! Not a single one of the infamous Scottish midges present on this site; I think the gentle sea breeze and clear pure air keeps the, well Way. This site is just perfect and if it wasn’t over 500 miles to get here we would be here every weekend!

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