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Kirkton Holidays: Cabin with seating and information boards

General

  • Touring pitches on a family-run farm five minutes from Melvich beach
  • Thurso, Puffin Cove and Wolfburn Distillery within a half-hour drive
  • Farm tours, fishing and farm produce available on site

You may well spot a few Highland cows by the side of the road as you roam through the Highlands and Islands – but how about a stay where you can get so close you can actually brush that gorgeous ginger hair?

Indeed that’s one of the options on offer at Kirkton Holidays, a family-run working farm five minutes’ drive from the north coast at Melvich. This is a place where there’s always something going on, and the folk on site are eager to welcome guests in for a true taste of farming life. Come along in April and May to poke your nose into the lambing shed, or schedule a trip between March and June to catch the calving season in action.

Even outside of those busiest seasons, there’s plenty to see and do here: settle in for trout fishing (in season), take mountain bikes out onto the tracks or wander along the farm’s pathways to spy wildlife, meet pygmy goats Harris and Tweed, feed the sheep and play with the dogs (as long as they’re not on duty at the time).

For even more insight, sign up for a farm buggy tour where you’ll get taken around the farm, learn a bit about the farming calendar and take in the stunning views from the highest hill around. And yes – have a little stroke of those hairy Highland cows…

At the end of the day, pick up some home-bred beef or lamb (in season) to grill on your barbecue; serve up on outdoor tables or in a cosy wooden cabin. Electric hookups are provided, but please note there are no waste disposal facilities, so you'll need to deal with your rubbish elsewhere. It's also worth noting there are no toilets on site.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 62 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  98% described as Peaceful ?

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Quiet site with only two hook ups, great views and exceptional staff22/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet, great views

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Incredible location on working farm. Only 2,pitches. Small shop with …14/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdavid h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Incredible location on working farm. Only 2,pitches. Small shop with honesty box.

    Disliked: 

    No WiFi

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Enjoyed watching the sheep being brought in. Willie was most helpful.14/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatriona C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Being on a working farm. It was beautiful countryside and Very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Sheep dogs did bark and howl from 5am on and off and left dog mess where we camped

From the manager...

We can only apologise for the dogs howling, there usually quiet, sometimes if there deer about they could maybe disturb them.
We usually double check the site as we are aware they do sometimes jump over the fence into the site, specially when there are other dogs about. Again except my apologies and we will check more often .
Hope this hasn’t put you off to maybe return some other time.

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Beautiful site, highly recommend07/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDemi H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    Everything! beautiful location, views and sounds in the morning were amazing! Owners are fab, really friendly and took our group in to feed the lambs, ideal little stopover with lovely fresh off the farm produce to purchase which we did! Highly recommend

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    Nothing!

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We all had a great time.08/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsimon K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    The host was amazing, she could not do enough for you. The views were spectacular. There is a small on site shop, with some of there own products. The burgers are a must!!!! Unfortunately thats all we tried as our fridge/freezer was full. Highland cows onsite which are amazing. Very clean site.

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    Nothing.

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Beautiful place to stay and become one with nature.08/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRodney B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    Loved our stay on this working farm. It’s down quite a long lane and driveway, keep going, you’re not lost! We were welcomed by friendly family members on our arrival and escorted to the designated parking area which is gated, spacious and relatively level. We were encouraged to look around the farm and nearby area and there is also a fantastic little hut/shop on site selling local produce and bits and bobs. It’s an incredibly peaceful (just the newborn lambs and the bird sounds) and relaxing place to stay. Highly recommended.

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    There was truly nothing to dislike about this beautiful farm and the hosts.

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A lovely little site. Owners welcomed us on arrival and …31/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    A lovely little site. Owners welcomed us on arrival and checked to make sure everything was ok. Lovely home produce for sale in their little hut

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Lovely farm and great hosts. They took their time to …25/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarbara J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    Lovely farm and great hosts. They took their time to show us the farm and to ensure we had a great stay. The pitch was well maintained and spacious

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Excellent location, family very welcoming24/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGabrielle T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    Everything

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Good value for the money21/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcharles c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The homely welcome, the host was lovely, nothing was too much trouble,… very relaxing ,and quiet the only sounds were the lambs( newborn) and the birds,… wonderful

    Disliked: 

    The lack of toilets !!!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Kirkton Farm, Melvich, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, KW14 7YJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 58.5315°N 3.9080°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 59.2 miles
Train stations
Forsinard Rail Station — 12.1 miles
Altnabreac Rail Station — 12.3 miles
Scotscalder Rail Station — 13.3 miles
Ferry ports
Scrabster Ferry Terminal — 14.3 miles
Gills Bay Ferry Terminal — 28.0 miles
Airports
Wick Airport — 30.0 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

In among all the antics on site, it’s worth finding time to explore the local area – as so often with the Highlands, it’s rather gorgeous. For starters, there’s a splendid sandy beach a mile and a half away at Melvich, and you can take a walk out to the cliffs at Puffin Cove to see the birds from may to early August.

For a tipple or two to go with your evening meal, swing by the Wolfburn Distillery (25 minutes’ drive) for your whisky or Rock Rose (40 minutes) for a bottle of local gin. The seafood’s pretty good around here too – stop by at Scrabster or Thurso (both 25 minutes) to see boats coming in and see what you can find to eat.

Alternatively, grab your golf clubs for a day on the course at Reay (10 minutes), stroll around 16th-century Castle of Mey (45 minutes) or take a day tour to Orkney from Thurso. If you’ve not yet snapped a pic of yourself by the John o’Groats sign, that’s slightly less than an hour away.

Must see

  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey (25.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Kirkton Holidays cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Kirkton Holidays will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Kirkton Holidays have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Kirkton Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Kirkton Holidays? In among all the antics on site, it’s worth finding time to explore the local area – as so often with the Highlands, it’s rather gorgeous. For starters, there’s a splendid sandy … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Kirkton Holidays?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Kirkton Holidays? From £18.50 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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