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The House at Mackay's

The House at Mackay's

Durness, Sutherland, Scotland
from £180
per Night
“Modern highland decor, muted colours & fabrics make for relaxed, stylish living at The House at Mackay's; a gloriously grown up holiday rental with huge beds, baths, private garden, wood stove and views in Durness overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean.”
Sleeps: 6    Bedrooms: 3
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Baby Cot
Bath
Bluetooth Speaker
Disabled Access
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
Drying Room
DVD player
Family Friendly
Free Parking
Garden
Hairdryer
Heating
Highchair
Laptop-Friendly Workspace
Microwave
Mountain Views
Open Fire/Woodburner
Outdoor furniture
Sea views
Secure Bike Storage
Shower
Tumble Dryer
TV Freeview/Freesat
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • Superking feather topped beds for the best nights sleep and deep baths for a relaxing soak after a day's adventures.
  • Wildly beautiful location on the edge of the Atlantic.
  • Sociable living spaces upstairs and down, offering great views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Wood-burning stove
  • The dining area has seating around a walnut table, for entertaining or a romantic meal for two.
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Cool Features
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.
  • Properties are all on one level and also ideal suited for guests with mobility issues.
  • Parking on site.
  • Wi-Fi perfect for staying connected (note not for streaming so bring your download films with you.)
  • This property is dog friendly, (max 2 dogs) however, there is an additional rate of £50 per dog for cleaning.
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Eating

  • Stay in and have the local produce sourced - you wont want to leave.
  • Local pubs in the village serve pub grub ideal for a cooks night off.
  • The Spice route in Kinlochbervie offer delicious curries to take home to your retreat.
  • 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 your overlooking the 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 and visible from both properties.
  • 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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Modern highland decor, muted colours & fabrics make for relaxed, stylish living at The House at Mackay's; a gloriously grown up holiday rental with huge beds, baths, private garden, wood stove and views in Durness overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean.

The House at Mackay's offers a unique Scottish holiday house offering luxury accommodation, perfect for that great escape or romantic getaway by the beautifully charismatic village of Durness ...Step into your dream holiday.
Step inside your coastal getaway

This special getaway in the wonderfully wild north west tip of Scotland is located in Durness offering an endless variety of walks from the door to explore the stunning scenery. There is a well-stocked village shop with weekly deliveries from local producers of fresh fish and meat, local pubs & restaurants. Carefully decorated in subtle muted tones with the use of natural materials and furnished with a mix of bespoke and vintage pieces The House at Mackay's will revive the senses and uplift the soul. Downstairs the House enjoys open plan living, creating a very sociable but practical space. The house is equipped with smart TV, DVD blue ray player, wi-fi to keep you connected to the outside (if you wish!) and a superb wood burning stove to curl up by at night. You'll find the kitchen well equipped with all the appliances you will need for your stay including a range cooker, dishwasher and a super-sized fridge freezer. The dining area has seating around a walnut table which is ideal for entertaining or that romantic meal for two. The house even has a boot room with oversized washer and dryer with swell thought out space to hang wet muddy gear after your adventures of the day. Ideally suited for couples looking for a romantic escape, where friends and family can also join you should you so wish.

Prepare to be wowed by the views from upstairs where you can watch the Atlantic swells, stunning stars, or even the illusive Northern Lights all dance their merry displays across the huge picture window; there's even rockers and slouched comfy sofa for night-time star gazing or post dinner drinks!
There are three gorgeous bedrooms. The 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 feather-free options are available if required. The property also has two bathrooms one upstairs and one downstairs, with oversized shower or bath.


The House at Mackay's is a unique Scottish holiday house offering luxury accommodation, perfect for that great escape or romantic getaway in the beautifully charismatic village of Durness.

Rates :


Weekly rental from £1,400.00 Weekly Rental (7 nights) run from Friday 4pm to Friday 9.30am Weekend Rental (3 nights) November to March run from Friday 4pm until Monday 9.30am subject to availability week Rental (4 nights) November to March from Monday 4pm to Friday 9.30am subject to availability.


Guests Comments :


"The House is a home from home for us - every year we return to have our summer break in this fabulous part of the world! The accommodation is first class - and excellent enclosed garden for our dog. Fiona and Robbie on hand if we need anything which we never do as everything is at it should be. Very handy for beach and mountain walks and the ferry to Cape Wrath which is one of my five walks up to the lighthouse and back. Very glad to see Balnakiel craft village is reviving itself - great new restaurant The Whale Tale and great soya lattes in Cocoa mountain. And the shop in village caters for most. Top quality all round with location and accommodation.

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