Caithness is big-sky country at its best, the untouched land stretching out for miles encompassing some 4000 historical monuments. This Scottish region has more stone circles and standing stones than anywhere else in the UK. It’s a land cherished by arable farmers with signs of traditional crofting both inland and near the beautiful rocky coastlines, where thousands of seabirds flourish every year.
By staying in a cottage in Caithness, you have the freedom to enjoy the tranquillity of a rural holiday and explore wonderful attractions in the north east Highlands, such as The Castle of Mey, rescued by the late Queen Mother in 1952 or the cliff-top walks around Dunnet Head – the most northerly point in mainland Britain. Hop over to one of the islands for the day, boarding an exciting boat tour from John ‘O’ Groats, Scrabster, Aberdeen or Kirkwall, to explore the diverse wildlife and treasures of the Orkney and Shetland Isles. Sample the finest Scottish produce from smokehouses to distilleries and let the residents charm you with their local knowledge.