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The Granary Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Mey Thurso

Good To Go Granary Bed Breakfast Thurso

Stay in the grounds of The Castle of Mey in one of our 10 luxury guest rooms.

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Granary Lodge Route Map

Whether you are touring the North Highlands of Scotland or looking for accommodation for that special occasion, The Granary Lodge is the perfect spot. Situated in the grounds of the Castle of Mey and right by the seashore it features beautiful views and spectacular sunsets over the Pentland Firth to Orkney. On the dark nights you may be lucky to see the Northern Lights.

Things are a little bit different just now and we are excited about our re-opening. Although slightly different our hospitality and welcome remain the same.

Reducing the risk of Covid -19

As we welcome you to the Granary Lodge we are committed to ensure your stay will be stress free and safe. We have implemented enhanced safety procedures to give you peace of mind and reassurance that your wellbeing and travel experience is our top priority. Our processes and precautions will be under constant review exceeding all government guidelines and more.

Please watch the video below which shows what your arrival to our bed and breakfast looks like.  We have hand sanitising stations around the building and perspex screens fitted at Reception.  Social distancing signs and arrows help guide you in our one way system.  In our guest rooms we have taken extra precautions such as plastic wrapping items after sanitising.  Breakfast will be served in a hamper style box, delivered to your room at a pre- arranged time, chosen by you from our menu.

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Please note that our processes and precautions will be under constant review.  We will always comply with all Scottish Government and National Tourist Organisations Industry Standards.


  • Prior to arrival, guests will be contacted by telephone or email by a member of our team to complete the check-in process, minimising contact at reception on arrival.  The team will request the guest’s full address and car registration number. 
  • Guests will also be asked to confirm that they are free of Covid-19 symptoms.


  • Staff and guests are encouraged to stay at least 2 metres from others when possible.


  • Hand sanitising stations will be placed at the entrance of The Granary Lodge and throughout the building


  • The team will confirm card payment details for charges to account for accommodation. Food and drinks will be charged for on ordering. Cash will not be accepted for payment unless prior arrangement made. 
  • Guests are to take their own face coverings as these are required to be worn in The Granary
  • Check-in time after 4 pm
  • Guests will enter The Granary through doors that are propped open – please use hand sanitiser on entry.  We ask that only one person per booking approach reception for check-in. 
  • Guests will be asked to confirm that they have not had any symptoms in last 7 days and their temperature will be taken and recorded.
  • One way system in operation at reception


  • Tea and coffee making facilities will remain in the room with biscuits in sealed packets. Extra  supplies can be requested by calling reception.
  • Guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with anti viral spray
  • No room servicing will be undertaken during guest stay. Fresh towels and toiletries if required can be requested by calling reception.


  • Until further notice, following government guidelines, to maintain social distancing the drawing room and dining room will remain closed.
  • Breakfast will be in a hamper style box, delivered to your room at a pre arranged time
  • Packed Lunches available for you to enjoy while out exploring Caithness.
  • Cream teas are available in the afternoons.
  • Platters are available from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Pre-booking essential for packed lunches, cream teas and platters.
  • A selection of our most popular locally produced beverages will be available to enjoy in your room.

Visiting the Area

We encourage you to stay for a few days in the Highlands to give you time to discover all that there is to see and do in our beautiful corner of the world.  Please find just a few ideas below, please remember to check if they are open before visiting:

  • A day trip through The Flow Country
  • Old Pulteney Whisky Distillery, Wick
  • Bird-watching at St John’s Pool bird hide
  • Puffin-watching at Duncansby, Dunnet Head or Drum Hollistan
  • Achavanich Standing Stones
  • Whaligoe Steps
  • Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, near Wick
  • A walk at Duncansby Stacks
  • The famous sign-post at John O’Groats, the end of the road
  • A private tour of The Castle of Mey
  • A day trip to Orkney, from John O’ Groats or Gills Bay
  • Nybster Broch
  • Wick Heritage Museum
  • Camster Cairns
  • Dunnet Head, the British Mainland’s most northerly point
  • Seal spotting at one of the many harbours in the area
  • Dunnet Bay Distillers , producing Rock Rose Gin & Holy Grass Vodka, Dunnet
  • Wolfburn Whisky Distillery, Thurso
  • A private tour taking in lesser known history spots and beautiful viewing points in the area



Directions: Follow directions for The Castle of Mey and once in the grounds, follow the signs to The Granary Lodge.


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How To Get Here

Directions to The Granary Lodge Bed & Breakfast via The Castle of Mey.

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Gardens of Mey

The Gardens of Mey are currently open from 13th August to 30th September 2020.  Booking is essential so please do not miss out. 

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News and Events

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