Cranstackie - Self catering holiday cottage in Durness, Highland, Scotland - Sleeps 4
Cranstackie is in Durness, a thriving crofting community surrounded by magnificent mountains, a rugged coastline and wide unpolluted beaches. Ceannabeinne is just a few minutes drive along the coast from the village.
There are two adjoining holiday cottages, Craigmor sleeping 8 and Cranstackie sleeping 4, making the properties suitable for larger parties.
On the north-western tip of mainland Scotland lies Durness, a thriving crofting community surrounded by magnificent mountains, a rugged coastline and wide unpolluted beaches.
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
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
Craigmor and Cranstackie are a pair of stone built cottages dating back to 1880 situated within the quiet crofting village of Durness. Tastefully renovated by local craftsmen, Cranstackie incorporates all the comforts of a high quality holiday home whilst retaining many original features.
The croft behind the cottage features rocky outcrops and is ideal for older children to scramble about on. The friendly sheep do the grass cutting! Magnificent Sango Bay, which is ideal for children, with its expanse of pure white sand and delightful rock pools; the grocers, the gift shop and the pub are all within a short stroll. There is little traffic to worry about in Durness, so children of a suitable age can safely pop down to the sweet shop and to the beach.
At the end of the day, relax in the cosy, mellow atmosphere of antique pine and natural stone and enjoy the glowing comfort of a real fire. After dinner, take a walk along Balnakeil Bay and marvel at the cliffs of Faraid Head, or take a short stroll down to the local pub and watch the sun go down over Sango Bay.
Cranstackie, has two bedrooms, comfortably sleeps four, and offers a warm, traditional cottage atmosphere combined with all the space and features you will need. Cranstackie has become very popular with couples and families who favour the comfort and convenience of a village.
To see if the cottage is available, please look at the owners website.
Low Season from £215
Mid Season from £255
High Season from £315
Peak Season £389
Star Rating: 3 Star
Changeover Day: Saturday
Cheque, Credit Card
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Owner: Richard Norman click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Cranstackie joined Independent Cottages in Sep 2006