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The Cottage at Mackay's

The Cottage at Mackay's

Durness, Sutherland, Scotland
from £1100
per Week
“The Cottage at Mackay’s is a special bolthole in the wonderfully wild north west tip of Scotland, Durness; a few minutes walk to the beach, village shop local pubs & restaurants this luxury coastal cottage oozes laidback loveliness.”
Sleeps: 4    Bedrooms: 3
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Baby Cot
Bath
BBQ
Bluetooth Speaker
Disabled Access
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
Drying Room
DVD player
Family Friendly
Free Parking
Garden
Hairdryer
Heating
Highchair
Ipod Dock
Laptop-Friendly Workspace
Microwave
Mountain Views
Music System
Open Fire/Woodburner
Outdoor furniture
Sea views
Secure Bike Storage
Shower
Sky TV
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • We love the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System and fantastic wood burning stove.
  • Easy open plan living spaces creating a very sociable but practical space with oversized slouchy sofa's & chairs.
  • Located in Durness itself in a prime position a few minutes walk to the beach, village shop local pubs & restaurants.


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Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Beautiful single track roads with select passing places, so please allow time to navigate the roads and time to take pictures en-route.
  • Parking on site.
  • Wi-Fi perfect for staying connected
  • There is a wet room with oversized washer and dryer with place to hang wet muddy boots and gear.

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Eating

  • Stay in and have the local produce sourced - you will not want to leave.
  • Local pubs in the village serve pub grub ideal for a cooks night off.
  • Extremely quirky, under the radar and special Cote du Nord, a booking only dining experience offering a taster menu. (30 minutes drive).
  • A fish van frequents once a week and you can pre order great local produce through your hosts in advance of your stay.
  • Your local hosts run a shop in the village of Durness where you can pick up supplies for your stay.

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Journey to Cape Wrath taking the ferry across the Kyle (May-September), either walk, bike or book the minibus to see majestic cliffs teaming with seabirds - puffins galore May to mid July; don't miss the lighthouse by Robert Stevenson or stunning Kearvaig beach.
  • Chocolate lovers will swoon at Cocoa Mountain - the hot chocolate is legendary and you can buy artisan Scottish chocolate from this Highland chocolatier open (Easter to October 9am to 6pm Daily (Winter 10am - 4pm).
  • Take or rent clubs for a round at Durness Golf Course - Keep your eyes peeled for the Orcas out in the bay as you are overlooking the wild and gorgeous Atlantic Ocean.
  • The walking is truly superb where you can take gentle strolls along the coastline or lace up and head for Ben Hope the most northerly munro in Scotland. Smaller Hill all around provide a great day out
  • Surfs up! - Bring your surf boards and visit Sango Bay with its beautiful sandy beach and perfect surf.
  • There are stunning beaches to explore - drive as far as Sheigra, and take a gentle walk up to Sandwood Bay which is just beautiful. Visit Oldshoremore for great sandy swathes of coastline.
  • Durness holds its annual highland games always on the last weekend in July with ceilidhs, activities and a fun day out for all.
  • Smoo Cave shouldn't be missed - 65m deep, 40m wide and 20m high with a small stream flowing out of it.
  • The Durness beaches are mostly our undiscovered secret so you will likely have the golden sands all to your self. Sango, Balnakeil, Ceannabeinne are just waiting to be explored.
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The Cottage at Mackay's is a special bolthole in the wonderfully wild north west tip of Scotland, Durness; a few minutes walk to the beach, village shop local pubs & restaurants this luxury coastal cottage oozes laidback loveliness.

Carefully decorated in subtle muted tones with the use of natural materials such as under-heated stone and oak floors, the cottage offers a sumptuous, romantic sanctuary for the most discerning traveller. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with every utensil you should need. There is a range cooker, dishwasher and super-sized fridge freezer. The dining area has seating around an oak table, for entertaining or a romantic meal for two. Downstairs the cottage enjoys open plan living creating a very sociable but practical space. Oversized slouchy sofa's & chairs make relaxing easy. The house is equipped with smart TV, dvd blue ray player, wifi to keep you connected to the outside world - should you wish. There is a wet room with oversized washer and dryer with place to hang wet muddy boots and gear after your adventures of the day. Ideally suited for couples looking for a romantic escape, friends and family can also join. There are three gorgeous bedrooms. The very large master bedroom upstairs offers a quiet sanctuary should you wish to escape to a more intimate space, both double rooms have super king feather topped beds and the smaller twin room is perfect for children. The finest linens are used throughout each room and we can easily make these feather free if required. Two bathrooms one upstairs and one downstairs. With oversized shower or bath.

The surrounds

Located in the heart of Mackay Country Durness is an isolated fantastically beautiful  place to free the heart and restore one's soul! Adventures are just waiting to be had and here at Mackays Cottage you can visit secret spots and sandy beaches, take relaxing walks or head for the Munros. The synergy between the landscape and wildlife is breath-taking from porpoise, seals and dolphins along the coast, to deer in the hill or the osprey overhead. Visit the beautiful Sandwood Bay with its golden sands, impressive sea stack Am Buachaille and stories of sailor ghosts.

Understated luxury, attention to detail and  centrally located in the Village Mackays Cottage is a great find. Connect with nature and with each other - you'll be forgiven for not wanting to leave!

Getting Here: 


The Cottage at Mackay's is located in the heart of Durness, the most northwesterly village on mainland Britain, 110 milles north from Inverness airport, which offers daily flights from the south.

By Car


From Inverness take the A9 north to the Tore roundabout. You may now choose the east coast or the west coast route to continue your journey, both are through stunning scenery but the east coast route is about 30 minutes shorter.

The shortest route follows the A9 to its junction with the B9176 over Struie Hill to Bonar Bridge and then follows the A836 through Lairg. At a point about 2 miles north of Lairg you turn west on to the A838 and from there, let the stunning scenery be your guide as you pass Loch Shin, the mountains of Ben Stack, Arkle and Fionaven, before reaching Laxford Bridge. Turn north once more and head for Durness. The west coast route, although longer, again passes through superb scenery. From Tore go west on the A835 towards Garve and then on to Ullapool. Remain on the A835 until you reach Ledmore Junction. There you turn north on to the A837 driving via Scourie to Laxford Bridge and continue on the single track road to Durness. Whichever route you choose a warm welcome awaits you.

Rates :

Weekly rental from £1,300.00

A lovely cottage nestled in the isolated and romantic far North West Highlands of Scotland, providing an ideal base to explore all that the surrounding area has to offer.

 

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