Read on to discover some of the attractions you can explore while staying at one of our Caithness cottages. ... Read More »From a base in one of our holiday cottages Caithness - that great northern wilderness - offers sanctuary from lifeâ€™s hustle and bustle. This most northerly of mainland Scottish counties is relatively flat in contrast to the surrounding landscape. Dominated by moorland and peat bog (the world's best preserved area of natural peat bog and its flora and fauna), the scenery is broken by straths (river valleys) of more fertile farm and croft land and occasional scattered settlements. To the north and east, the county's spectacular rugged coastline with its sheltered harbours, ruined castles and colonies of seabirds draws visitors in search of solitude. Down the coast lie the small fishing villages of Lybster, Latheron and Dunbeath; north from Wick around Sinclair's Bay, past John O'Groat's to Duncansby Head you cannot fail to be impressed by the sight of the sea's awesome power. On a clear day you can make out the Old Man of Hoy, an isolated rock pinnacle lying off the Orkneys. Just to the east is lovely Dunnet Bay and the Castle of Mey, the late Queen Mother's favourite retreat now open to the public. So, why not browse our selection of Caithness holiday cottages to find something that might appeal?