Ceannbeinne - Self catering holiday cottage in Durness, Highland, Scotland - Sleeps 4
Take the coast road east out of Durness and, about three miles along, you will discover perched on the clifftop the croft of Ceannabeinne. Rocky hills soar up behind the cottage and, in front, rugged cliffs plunge to a superb sandy bay far below. The location of Ceannabeinne is considered to be among the finest on the Scottish mainland.
Originally a croft and barn, Ceannabeinne has been converted in harmony with its dramatic location to provide an unforgettable holiday setting. Wake up to the sound of waves breaking on the shore below; stroll outside with your first cup of coffee and breathe in that refreshing sea air; then tuck into breakfast by the warmth of the Aga while you enjoy one of the best seascapes in Britain from your kitchen table.
In the evening, dine in style beneath open timber beams in the huge sitting room, then gather round a glowing fire and treat yourselves to a wee dram.
Durness, a thriving crofting community surrounded by magnificent mountains, a rugged coastline and wide unpolluted beaches is close by.
This is Mackay country, and the numerous cairns, brochs and ruined settlements in the area are testament to a long and turbulent history. Norsemen would steer their longships around Cape Wrath on the way to Ireland, and sometimes came ashore in Durness. And it was the Vikings who gave the county of Sutherland its name.
True to their Norse ancestry, the original settlers loved to pass on stories, and there is hardly a hill, loch or bay in the area which does not boast its own ghost. Although we have not so far met any of these spectral residents, we have witnessed the breathtaking Northern Lights, and joined in when villagers stopped work to watch whales playing in the waters beneath the cliffs. Perhaps you will be lucky too
Visitors will find plenty to do such as: Superb hill and mountain walking; Salmon, trout and sea fishing; An abundance of hill lochs; Deer stalking; Magnificent, unpolluted beaches; Nine-hole golf links; Traditional highland fishing port of Kinlochbervie nearby; Welcoming pubs and restaurants.
Please visit the owners website for further details on the cottage and online booking.
- Waterside Location
- Beach Nearby
- Log Burner
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
This delightful holiday cottage retains much original character with a wealth of beams, stone walls, wooden floors and a wonderful fireplace with wood burner.
- Kitchen with fitted hand-made oak cupboards, oil-fired Aga as well as electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee-maker and everything you will need in the way of pots, pans and dishes.
- Splendid sitting/dining room with valuted beamed ceiling, polished oak floor, original stone wall above open fireplace, colour television, CD player and plenty of books and games for wet or lazy days.
- Bedrooms: One double bedroom, and two divan beds at one end of the huge sitting room. All bed linen, pillows and duvets provided.
- Bathroom with full-sized bath and shower.
Outside: Surrounding natural grassed garden with stone walling and a grassed front terrace.
Additional information: Full oil fired central heating. Water heated either by electricity or by the Aga. Oil is metered and charged separately. Private parking.
To see if the cottage is available, please look at the owners website.
Low Season from £230
Mid Season from £270
High Season from £380
Peak Season £409
Star Rating: 3 Star
Changeover Day: Saturday
Cheque, Credit Card
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (Double, Twin)
Owner: Richard Norman click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Ceannbeinne joined Independent Cottages in Sep 2006