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The history of the castle is quite fascinating and has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry and latterly Sir Robert Lorimer.

The castle has been used as a naval hospital during the First World War and from 1965 to 1972 as a boys’ school.

Full Electric heating, plus under floor heating, supplementary Coal / Wood Stove.

Fully fitted kitchen, Northern facing Conservatory for those breathtaking Sea and Night Sky views and the Wildlife Watching.

And if you can drag your eyes away from the shoreline and seascape, the views inland to the surprisingly pointy peaks of Morvern and Maiden Pap simply complete the stunning vista.

At least 42 different species of bird have been seen in the Cottage Garden’s, so living with you during your stay on and around this most beautiful peninsula are Puffins, Eagles, Great Skua, Ravens, Rock Dove, Twite and of course deer…if you want to see, Kingfishers, Otters, Seals, Dolphins, whales and a whole host of other wildlife…simply take a 1/4 mile stroll from the cottage down the single track road to “Brough bay” (sunrise picture above) Breeding Puffins are present from March to September and nearby Dunnet Bay includes Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, Goldeneye, Red-Breasted Merganser, ducks and gulls. Except for the cliff breeding colonies, there are birds in residence year-round.

You will find Majestic castles like Dunrobin, Old Wick and Girnigoe, dozens of ancient monuments, quality tweeds and woollens, whisky distilleries such as Clynelish Distillery.

Plus tree-lined twisting roads, spectacular bays, pretty harbours and foaming rivers rich in Brown Trout and Salmon.

Select Images of the beautiful Orkney Isles Orkney has much to charm the visitor – historic attractions of global significance, diverse wildlife in a pure and serene environment, a rich cultural heritage, and the same traditionally warm and welcoming people you will find in Caithness.

For the day tripper on foot the fantastic JOG Ferry Tel 01955 611353.

Operating from John O’ Groats to (Burwick) Orkney just 40 minutes crossing time this ferry runs every day through the summer from May to the end of September, you can choose from a variety of tours and the maxi day tour at just £37 is fantastic value.

To the south there are a number of recommended day trips including Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotland’s Great Houses and is certainly one of the most majestic.

It is the largest house in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms, and is one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s.

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