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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Catherine Cowe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017


John o' Groats Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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Luxury Self-Catering Traditional Family Farmhouse in John o’Groats, Caithness
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Excellent property, catered for all our needs

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the owners, the property is a real credit to you both. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend. How lucky you are to live in the beautiful Highlands. Shame we had to go home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful property and lovely hosts. Warm house, plenty of space and some very homely touches.

  • 5 of 5

Seven adults and a dog stayed for 2 weeks in June. The house was warm and comfortable and the weather was good. I bought some lovely gifts in John O'Groats. We enjoyed a trip to Orkney as well as travelling futher afield.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Really comfortable and cozy home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Ha Farmhouse. It's a lovely comfortable home, the beds are heaven and after busy days out exploring we slept like logs!

The home is very well equipt and had everything we needed for our stay. The conservatory is a lovely place to relax in and enjoy the views. Lovely to have a path leading right down to the beach and an easy meander over to John O Groats for a delicious ice cream!

So much to do and see in the area and Th Ha is the perfect base to do it all from. Many thanks, would love to return one day, and won't hesitate to recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Calm and relaxing propeproperty

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and clean and well presented, and was stocked with everything you need for a self catering holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Excellent accommodation for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this farmhouse! It was recommended to us by a family member, and we would recommend it to others.

- plenty of room for a family of 5, lovely big kitchen/dining area and a separate playroom for the kids

- clean & well stocked with everything we needed

- a welcome basket of goodies was provided

- friendly & helpful owners who didn't bat an eyelid when I admitted we'd broken something (sorry!)

- great location, a short walk to the coast & the John O'Groats harbour and excellent beaches within a short drive

- great value in comparison with other cottages we've stayed in.

Only negative point I found: the wifi router was a bit iffy, not all our devices could connect to it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We had an excellent stay, easy parking, house was equipped nicely for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

A good week with lots to do nearby. Beaches, castles, tourist attractions and for adventure, Air Extreme near Gills Bay. It was ideal for our cycling trip to the Orkney Islands too.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas / New Year 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45.75

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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