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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in John o' Groats - The Ha Farmhouse

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

Property Manager
Catherine Cowe
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016
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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Self-Catering Traditional Family Farmhouse in John o’Groats, Caithness
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The size of the property was perfect for our group of 7. My granddaughter loved playing in the toy room every morning while we cooked breakfast in the large kitchen that was equipped with everything you could need. We enjoyed several meals around the large dinning table with the patio doors open letting in the lovely sea air. Our first few days of our stay we used the sun room to enjoy a glass of wine or two watching the sun go down. The large yet cosy living area was used more towards the end of the week when the weather changed (typical Scotland). The bedrooms were spacious and cosy too. Just a short walk from the John O'Groats sign where you can get the ferry to Orkney and the Sea View Hotel which serves lovely meals where we enjoyed my husbands 60th birthday. The location was also a good starting off point for our days out to Wick, Thurso and the beautiful Dunnet Bay. Overall highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in John o' Groats, Northern Scottish Highlands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter 2016
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas / New Year 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
5 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas / New Year 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in John o' Groats in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    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 Bed
    Mint Room - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
    Rose Room - 1 Double Bed
  • 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • 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
  • horse 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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