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- 1 Plot available
- Plot 1 - approx 1.48 acres
- Plot 2 - approx 1.21 acres
- Popular Location
- Planning ref no. 19/05063/PIP
Nearby is the Castle of Mey which was built between 1566 and 1572 by George, the fourth Earl of Caithness, it became the family home of Sinclair of Mey. In 1789 the elder line of the Mey family became extinct and for a century it was the seat of the local earldom. It was in a state of some decay when the Queen Mother bought it in 1952, shortly after the death of King George Vl. The building was restored and was now the Queen mother's Highland holiday home until her death. The village of Dunnet approx 4 miles away offers local facilities to include, a hotel and the village hall, which accommodates a wide range of community activities such as badminton, playgroup, indoor bowls and aerobics as does the Mey village hall. For outdoor interest, and within easy walking distance, the area offers access to the beautiful Dunnet Sands and SNH (Scottish Natural Heritage) Nature Reserve, Dunnet Forest (now a Trust under the control of the local community), and Brown Trout fishing at St. Johns Loch. There is a bus service to the local schools, to Thurso and to John O'Groats. John O' Groats is one of the best-known places in Scotland, and is very much a focal point for tourism is approx 9 miles drive away and has two hotels, guest house, campsite, numerous B&B establishments and a number of craft shops and studios. It is an ideal location for the Gills Bay and John O Groats Ferries across the Pentland Firth to Orkney. From Wick and Thurso there are regular bus and rail services to Inverness with connections onwards and from Wick airport there are regular scheduled services to Aberdeen with connections south, London being approximately two hours flying time. Inverness is approximately two hours drive.Details of the planning can be obtain from the Highland Council reference number 19/05063/PIP or downloaded from our website,
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Pollards Estate & Letting Agents - Caithness
2 Princes Street Thurso, Caithness KW14 7BQ
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