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Catherine Cowe

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Luxury Self-Catering Traditional Family Farmhouse in John o’Groats, Caithness

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4-Bedroom Farmhouse, Sleeps up to 8 people, Families, John o'Groats, Caithness

Situated within walking distance from the globally famous John o’Groats (the end of the road), the Ha Farmhouse is one of the most North Eastern self-catering accommodation available in the UK. The house sleeps up to 8 people and is available all year round.

The traditional farmhouse situated on a working farm has been in the Cowe family for over three generations. Having been recently re-furbished the house offers a high quality accommodation with a very clean, modern and exquisite look which we are sure you will love.

The large fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with, dish washer, fridge and electric range cooker. The dining table seats 8 people and French doors open out onto the patio area for enjoying a barbecue on a mild summer’s evening.

One double bedroom is located downstairs while the other two along with the twin room is upstairs. All have newly fitted carpets, modern décor and we are sure you will have a comfortable night’s sleep.

What’s Included: Heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and household cleaning products. Our welcome pack contains fresh bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, sugar and selection packs of biscuits. Also awaiting our guests will be a bottle of red or white wine along with a selection box of chocolates. What better way to relax after making your journey to John o'Groats!

Directions: From Wick take the A99 north and continue to John o’Groats, on entering the village and passing the Post Office take the first on your left A836 to Thurso (directly opposite the Seaview Hotel). The Ha Farmhouse is directly facing you and driveway entrance is the first on your right (second driveway).

From Thurso take the A836 to John o’Groats, pass by Gills, Canisbay and Huna. We are on the left just before the Seaview Hotel.

A Bit More About The Area: Why not use the private foot path down to the beach and enjoy the beautiful views of Stroma and the Orkney Islands. Take a stroll to John o’Groats harbour, book various sea life adventure trips that let you cruise the Pentland Firth, pass rugged cliff scenery and explore the rich coastline. What better way to see Atlantic grey seals, dolphins, puffins, razorbills, kittiwakes and perhaps even one or two killer whales. If your feeling a bit more adventurous why not try the white-water RIB experience adventure, all available on your door step.

A visit to John o’Groats is not complete without exploring the famous Stacks of Duncansby, situated not far from Duncansby Head, where there is also a lighthouse. Here you can explore the area by different walks overlooking the Orkney Islands. There is also a lovely beach called Sannick that is worth a visit and if you’re lucky you might come across some seals basking in the sun while being there.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Cowe (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 19 traveler reviews

Luxury Self-Catering Traditional Family Farmhouse in John o’Groats, Caithness
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic spacious farmhouse in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Arrived slightly later than planned to find my tesco order had already arrived. The owner had kindly unpacked my shopping and had also put fridge and freezer items away. So kind and helpful! House is stunning with lots of lovely little touches that make the stay even nicer. Huge basket of goodies in the kitchen along with a bottle of wine which after our long drive went down really nicely�� I would definitely recommend the Ha to everyone and we will hope to get back soon ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful holiday home, we were made most welcome - would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house in a beautiful place. Very warm welcome of Catherine and Andrew (the owners). Everything clean, comfortable, spacious and affectionately furnished. We stayed for two weeks in a lovely area, in a lovely house with a lot of sunshine. We can absolutely recommend for anyone.

Our holiday were perfect.

Perfekter Urlaub in wunderschöner Umgebung, bei herrlichem Wetter. Das Haus ist traumhaft, liebevoll eingerichtet, mit allem was das Herz begehrt. Die Eigentümer Catherine & Andrew sind sehr liebe und hilfsbereite Menschen.

Der Weg nach John O´Groats ist weit, aber jeden Kilometer wert. Die Landschaft hat unglaublich viel zu bieten – die Strände sind traumhaft. Diese Unterkunft verdient 5 Sterne und ist absolut weiterzuemphehlen.

Thanks to Catherine and Andrew for two perfect weeks in The HA.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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First Class Family Accomodation.

  • 5 of 5

When we entered the house it was a "wow" from each and every one of us. Immediately felt at home and found that a lot of thought had been put into what would make our stay great!! Highly recommend :)

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A wonderful holiday home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This property is outstanding as is the scenery and the warmth of the welcome. Spacious, comfortable clean and of very high quality in the most beautiful and convenient setting imaginable. Lots of places to go and plenty to see and do including walks along the beach. A great family holiday which we would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Superb holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing it exceeded our expectation's, It also has a secluded garden with patio. The owner's Catherine and Andrew made us feel so welcome they are down to earth and great to chat to.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Wick John o'Groats Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Seaview Hotel
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wick Golf Club (Reiss, by Wick)
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Wick Railway Station / Thurso Railway Station
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Seaview Hotel
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sannick Beach (Duncansby Head)
Car: recommended

The nearest main towns are Wick and Thurso, both located around the same distance away from John o’Groats (approx. 17 miles) or 20 minutes by car. Both towns have a selection of shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, swimming pools etc.

The globally famous John o’Groats is virtually on your door step with shops, café, tourist information, the famous Lands End to John o’Groats sign, various wildlife cruises, white-water RIB experience adventure and the passenger ferry which makes daily trips to Orkney and offers a variety of tours.

Seaview Hotel is walking distance from us which offers a fresh selection of local produce and large range of malt whiskies.


Rates & Availability

John o' Groats Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2016
Mar 6 2016 - Jun 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Xmas / New Year 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $51

30% deposit required to secure reservation. Remaining balance payable on arrival.
Payment can be made by Cheque, Direct Bank Transfer or PayPal. If paying by PayPal you will be expected to pay additional fee's charged by PayPal. If paying by direct bank transfer from abroad you will be expected to pay for any fee's applied by bank. All deposit payments are non-refundable.

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Northern Scottish Highlands Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Shower Room - toilet , shower
    Guest WC - toilet
  • All bathrooms are located on the ground floor and comprise off the following: Bathroom with WC, WHB and Corner Bath. Shower Room with WC, WHB and Large Shower Enclosure. Guest WC with WHB.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Plum Room - 1 double
    Mint Room - 1 double
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single
    Rose Room - 1 double
  • The Ha Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms comprising: 3 x Double Bedrooms and 1 x Twin Room (2 Single Beds). A cot is available on request. Small toddler beds can also be made up on request. Being a traditional farmhouse all rooms are off adequate size, ample storage, have newly fitted carpets, modern décor and we are sure you will have a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The Ha Farmhouse offers very spacious accommodation that is family orientated, luxurious and comfortable. We have a dedicated Playroom for children of all ages with toys for younger kids, books, board games, DVD player and Playstation 2 with a selection of games. Or just a room for teenagers to hang out in on their own away from adult company. Adults can relax in the bright spacious Lounge with TV/DVD or sit in our Sun Room and play a game of chess, or just enjoy the sunshine. The fully fitted Kitchen is equipped with fridge, dishwasher, electric range cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and all other essentials that you would have in your own kitchen. The Utility Room is equipped with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The house has oil fired central heating with radiators throughout. There is a large garden with patio area and French doors from the Kitchen/Dining room. Garden is fenced and gated. Patio furniture and BBQ.

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