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Terraced Cottages With Hill Views - Cottage 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)



Updated: 03-Sep-2016
Cottages in Durness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk From Beach

The cottages are in a terrace of 3 all of similar size, small and cosy, with a paved pathway all around. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, chest of drawers, bedside lights, and a build in wardrobe. The other is a twin room, with 2 chest of drawers, bedside lights and a built in wardrobe The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle and plenty of storage. The shower room is small but adequate, with hand basin and toilet. The lounge is cosy with a small TV/DVD, seating for 4, table and chairs, electric fire, coffee table with lamps. Outside is a communal garden with seating areas. The cottages have beautiful hill views and are situated in the heart of Durness, which is central for the all the beaches and various walks. Fishing in the limestone lochs and golfing on the most northerly course are just a couple of the attractions. Locally the Smoo Caves and Cape Wrath, which have the highest cliffs in Britain, are worth a visit. The scenery is outstanding, it attracts many walkers, botanists, ornithologists, geologists, cyclists, photographers etc. Durness is in the middle of the Geopark which makes it a central position for Munro challengers! The beaches are superb with many surfers trying their luck, or if you prefer just relax on them. Sorry no pets.

Details for holiday cottage Cottage 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

There is a double bedroom, at the front, with fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers. The second bedroom, at the back, has 2 single beds, 2 chest of drawers and a fitted wardrobe.

The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, toaster, electric kettle and a slow cooker. There are place settings for 4 people, plenty of saucepans, cooking utensils etc.

There is a shower room with sink and toilet.

The lounge is cosy with a 3 piece suite, electric fire, TV, dining table, coffee table and occasional lighting. There is a communal garden with seating areas outside overlooking the hills.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage, nice and clean, everything you need, a superb week - says one guest.

Good cottage, good location, smashing holiday, we will be back! - says another guest.

Everything great - see you again - says a returning guest.
Jul 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Peaceful, secluded little getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We would just like to say thank you very much for our stay at your cottage last month. We had an amazing time in Durness and we thought that your cottage was a real hidden gem. It had everything we needed and more. The facilities were more than expected and the cottage was clean and well presented. It was so peaceful and secluded there. The view up the mountain was amazing, watched the local Common Buzzards from the rear garden everyday. We arrived very late at the cottage at night, but this didn't cause any problem for ourselves. We would certainly recommend it to anyone and we hope to be able to stay in the future again.

Anne and Graham.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this very encouraging review. I am so pleased that you found the cottage peaceful and to your liking. I have tried to make the cottages comfortable and homely as I would wish for as a guest. I think that the location of the cottages is fortunate in that they are fairly secluded but amenities are close by. I hope to see you again in the future.
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  • 2 of 5

We found the description misleading, as really this is a converted property that at best could be described as a chalet. The rooms are fairly small, eg no room for bedside tables in one bedroom, so for 4 it would be very squashed accommodation. Kitchen is, however, well equipped. But what is disappointing is its location in a gloomy track beside overhanging trees at the front, and with no view of the sea at all or even the village. The view at the back is ok, but the communal garden has no proper seating, though there is a picnic table, and the view though pleasant is nothing special. The walk to the sea is 15 minutes at least(and we are fast walkers) If the weather had not been so wonderful, we would have been a bit unhappy with it, but on the other hand this a cheap property and I suppose is value for money. Durness itself is fantastic.

If you intend to watch TV be aware that the signal, especially in the evening, is intermittent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I found this review disappointing as I have always tried to describe the property honestly and fairly. The description mentions on more than one occasion that they are " small and cosy". There is no claim, in my description, of any sea or village views. In addition,the pictures displayed on the websites clearly show: 1. It is a converted building, as so many of them are in this area ; 2. The bedroom shows no bedside cabinets ; 3. The views are of hills, not sea or village ; 4. The track beside the cottages, is clearly not mine it belongs to the church, who do not maintain it. I do this at my expense, and it is now trimmed. I would not describe it as any more gloomy than a walk in the woods. The TV signal can be intermittent in bad weather, this is due to the limitation of our mast. The walk to the sea does not take me 15 minutes. I consulted 3 dictionaries for the meaning of "Chalet " and I stand by my description of "Cottages" All of my returning guests enjoy the quiet cosy atmosphere my cottages offer. In conclusion, I do not feel that anything in my description is in any way misleading, I therefore take exception especially to the first five words of this review
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out in the wild

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful little terraced cottage, only a 5 minute walk away from the beach, and shop. An excellent tourist information nearby too.

The cottage itself was lovely and cosy, comfy beds and all the amenities needed were supplied.

Would definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 107 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sango Sands Oasis at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Ullapool at 87 Miles Nearest Golf : Durness at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lairg at 60 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sango Sands Oasis at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : Sango Sands at 800 Metres


The most glorious sandy beaches are approx 500 metres away.


The nearest airport is Inverness which is 110 miles away and 3 hours travelling time.


The village is 0.25 mile, Smoo Cave 0.5 mile, Cape Wrath 15 miles.

Further Details:

There are two grocery shops, two pubs and two other restaurants in the vicinity.

These cottages are perfect for all outdoor activities, i.e. walking, fishing, cycling, geology, botany, ornithology, surfing, munro climbing, beaches and pure relaxation !

Please note there are discounts for 2 weeks or more and student letting.


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Booking Notes:
On booking 50% of the weekly cost is payable immediately and the further 50% is due 4 weeks before you arrive.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday - vacate by 10am and arrive after 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 15 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottages are all electric, with the main heating included in the price. Other electic is fed by a £1 coin meter, which costs approx £10 per week. The hot water is heated via an immersion heater. Sheets are provided but towels are by request for an extra charge. Outside: The gardens are communal and are provided with ample seating and drying areas.

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