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Welcome To The Crofters Snug

Mr S Crowson and Ms K McDonald
The Crofters Snug
Shore Road
East Mey
KW14 8XL

Tel : 01847 851984 / 07446 369892

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Caravan and Motorhome Club
Members Only
5 Outfits Only

Viewfirth CL is located in the Far North of Scotland. Situated 6 Miles south of John O Groats and 14.1 miles ENE of Thurso. With panoramic coastline views featuring Dunnet Head, Orkney and Stroma the view will have you captivated whatever the weather.

The Site has 5 x Fully Serviced Hard Standing Pitches with 16 amp Electric Hook Ups, Mains Water, Grey Disposal and Chemical Waste Disposal point. The large 10m x 10m pitches are part sloping and 3x are half grass and hard standing to enable awnings etc.

The area is a great location to visit Orkney with the car and passenger ferry within 2 miles. The Castle Of Mey is within walking distance with fishing, hotels, shop, garage, Calor Gas all available within 10 miles.

Our resident mini Shetland Ponies Bert and Ernie are always around to entertain and keep an eye on everything! Dogs must be kept on leads due to agricultural environment.

We hope to see you soon.

Facilities : Suitable for Caravans and Motorhomes , Easy access, Electric hook up available, Scenic Views, Hardstanding pitches, Dogs welcome.

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Open : All year

Pitch Fee : from £15

Reviews  ↓

Great Location & Views

We stayed here for a week in September and found it a very well located CL for access to the north east of Caithness. The views over the Pentland Firth and sunsets over Dunnet Head were spectacular. Thurso and Wick were within easy reach and John o' Groats and the Castle of Mey were close by. There was some good walking to be had on Dunnet Head and Duncansby Head.

The ferry terminal at Gills Bay was only a couple of miles away and so rather more convenient than Scrabster for our moving on to Orkney. Caravans need to be reversed onto the ferry, but they will do this for you if needed. I believe that a larger ferry being planned may be roll-on / roll-off.
The site facilities were excellent with water and drainage to each pitch. As mentioned previously, there's a bit of a walk to the toilet waste disposal, but this wasn't a problem for us and a trolley is available if needed.

Steve and Kirsty were very friendly and helpful and were it not for the 1,000+ mile round trip, we'd be regulars at The Crofters Snug!

Outstanding location

This is exactly our sort of CL ... low impact, views and sunsets to die for, and utterly peaceful. Kirsty and Steve are the perfect hosts and work hard to look after their guests. We spent 3 nights there and have no hesitation in recommending for those wanting to chill in outstanding coastal scenery.


Wonderful gem of a place, beautiful spot. Loved the breathtaking views and the walk down to the beach where you can see seals and the odd otter! (Past the Highland coo) Loved it! Lovely, , friendly, extremely helpful owners. (Who work exceedingly hard). Excellent facilities, chemical waste, water, electric on all pitches. (Levelling ramp a must here) but these pitches are ALL going to be refurbished and levelled by owners during the winter. We were here in July and had good weather so watched ships galore, which was fun. Especially the huge cruise liners. I echo other commenters regarding the chemical waste disposal - there is a trolley if you need it to take waste up a small hill. We really enjoyed our little breath of fresh air over 4 nights............Thank you :) Andrew Vee and Skye.

An absolute gem!

What an absolute stunner of a site! It is just perfect for us. Nothing commercial to spoil it. Here you are genuinely immersed in the raw beauty and dramatic power of nature. If you like remote, peaceful, dramatic views and a warm welcome then this is th solace for you. Easy to find, (although be careful as there is another CL on the approach which we nearly ended up in) and plenty of space for our twin axle and large Ford Ranger tow car plus full site awning. Stuart met us on arrival and we immediately chatted away like old friends. From there on we were left alone to enjoy the beauty that Viewfirth has to offer. Perfectly located for Thurso or John O’Groats as well as day trips to the many isles that hug the coast line and an ideal stop for anyone doing the NC500. We spent a stunning day sitting by, and swimming in, a cove just up the road totally secluded and undisturbed by anyone all day long. Ask Stuart and he will tell you where it is! You could of course, spend all day sitting outside the caravan fascinated by the passing ships up and down the firth, (download ship finder and you can see all the details of every ship.) Yes the toilet emptying is a little walk up a hill but how often do you do that during the stay? And the water and grey water drainage on each individual pitch more than makes up for it plus they have provided a ‘toilet trolly’ for use to pull it up if you need it! Not a single one of the infamous Scottish midges present on this site; I think the gentle sea breeze and clear pure air keeps the, well Way. This site is just perfect and if it wasn’t over 500 miles to get here we would be here every weekend!

Nice location

Nice location with views over the Pentland Firth to Orkney. Found it a bit expensive for a CL, especially when you've got quite a hike to empty chemical loo (although the owner does provide a wee trolly to help the trek up the hill). Also not easy to drain motorhome grey water, had to use a bucket.

One of the Best

This has got be be one of the best CL's we have stayed on in over 35 years. Fantastic welcome from Kirsty on arrival, fantastic views, great walks from both site and nearby. Its great having water and waste on the pitch, the only slight down side was empting the toilet, we had read the reviews so was prepared for the hike with the great little barrow. Would definitely return. The weather was very good when we were there making the views stunning. We were sad to move on. Many thanks.

Great Location

Really good location. Would definitely visit again and again. Owners are really nice and helpful. Nice peaceful location. Water and electric at the pitch. Can’t fault it in any way.

Directions :

From Thurso take the A836 signposted John O' Groats. After Mey approximately 1 mile turn Left signposted Mey House Luxury Bed and Breakfast after 1 mile site on Right.

From Wick take the A99 signposted John O' Groats. At John O'Groats turn Left onto A836. After approx 6 miles signposted East Mey after 0.3 mile turn right onto unnamed road. After 1 mile the site is on the Left.