The Byre ref: CC511322

Mey, Thurso, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Byre is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the Pentland Firth. Immaculately presented throughout and with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible, The Byre provides a wonderful base for a memorable get away from it all holiday. The main living accommodation is open plan. The lounge area opens up through French windows to the garden beyond and affords the most incredible seascape views. The kitchen area is bright, modern and well equipped and there is a modern dining table for four. Both the double bedrooms are attractively furnished and spacious. There is a modern bathroom with walk in shower, WC and basin. The Byre is situated close to some of the most fantastic beaches in the UK. With miles of golden sand and massive sand dunes forming a backdrop, the nearby Dunnet beach is simply spectacular. Surfing, body boarding, sand buggying, swimming, horse riding and wild life watching are all local pastimes, yet this superb beach is never crowded. Please note The Byre may be available to let with the two adjoining self catering cottages that form the barn conversion - The Barn (sleeps 2) and The Stable (sleeps 2)

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on one level, has electric storage heating and comprises;
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With Satellite Free view TV/DVD, radio/CD and French windows opening onto the garden area
Dining Area: With dining furniture for 4
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge and washer dryer
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With twin 3’ zip and link beds which can be joined to form 6ft double if required
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and high chair available


Garden area with patio and grass area. Off road parking for 2 cars.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 Miles
  • Distance
    15 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

Nearby Dunnet Forest has miles of lovely walks and cycle trails, with picnic areas and unusual sculptures to encounter on the way. It is also close to the Highland Tourist trail that runs from Wick harbour in the east through to Ullapool in the west. This trail follows a route right across the far north and west of Scotland, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery, with mountain ranges, stunning beaches and awe inspiring and ever changing coastline along the way. The Castle of Mey,beautifully restored by the late Queen Mother is just a short walk from the cottage. This fairytale castle has a fascinating history and the gardens, grounds and views are simply stunning. The whole area is renowned for its bird and sea life. Puffins, great skua, seals, dolphins and whales are all seen around these coastal waters. An excellent boat trip runs from John O Groats to encounter the sea life close to hand and to explore this fascinating coastline form a different perspective. From here there is also a daily boat trip to the Orkney Isles with escorted bus tour if required, which is highly recommended. The immediate area is a bird lover’s paradise. There is a bird hide on the farm, overlooking Loch Mey, which visitors are welcome to use. The local fishing harbour at Harrow, just a few yards from the cottage, is very picturesque. Visitors are welcome to use the slipway for launching small craft into the bay. At Melvich just along the coast there is also a colony of puffins, and at Forsinard, Strath Halladale, there is an RSPB nature reserve where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna of the area. Historical sites and places of interest abound. A local archaeological trail provides a tantalising glimpse into times past, with brochs, cairns and ancient sites along the way. There are also many excellent golf courses in the region, and plenty of opportunities for fishing, coast and forest walking, and cycling, taking advantage of the quiet country lanes and spectacular coastal scenery. The town of Thurso, 15 miles away, has an excellent selection of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. Originally built by the Vikings and added to over the centuries, it now offers visitors a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The new Caithness Horizons visitor centre is well worth a visit. Facilities also include a swimming pool, leisure centre, cinema, boating lake, quad biking, horse riding and sailing

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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