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Luxury Highland Retreat Cape Wrath

Entire house hosted by Irene
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms

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The space
Bedroom 1 with king size bed and luxury en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and luxury en-suite shower room. Open plan lounge/kitchen with full height windows overlooking the Kyle. Cosy wood burning stove plus underfloor heating throughout, television, DVD player and ipod/iphone dock. Fully equipped modern kitchen with integral oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Linen and towels are provided. The cottage has private parking.
In front of the cottage is the Kyle of Durness which is tidal with wonderful sandy stretches at low tide and amazing views of the mountains all around. A mile takes you to the beautiful beaches at Balnakeil of which the sand dunes are an outstanding feature. Within a further two miles you will find other wonderful deserted beaches.
Nearest airport Inverness 2.5 hour drive. Nearest railway station Lairg 1.5 hr drive. Edinburgh 5.5 hour drive. Car hire available at airports.
Durness Village 1 mile with supermarket, cash point, fuel, restaurants and public houses, visitor centre, Smoo Cave, Balnakeil Craft Village and golf course. Kinlochbervie fishing village 10 miles. Sandwood Bay 12 miles. Cape Wrath Lighthouse - regular ferry crossings just 250 yards from the cottages followed by a 12 mile minibus ride across the uninhabited Parph.
The area is renowned for its fishing, with three famous limestone lochs, one of which is directly behind the cottage. The River Dhionard feeds into the Kyle where you can see seals and otters. Salmon and Trout Fishing permits can be arranged. The area is excellent for bird watching, with Golden Eagle, Osprey, Puffin, Peregrine and Waders and many more. Local shops and restaurants - Durness and Kinlochbervie. Cape Wrath Lighhouse. Smoo Cave. Balnakeil and Sandwood bay. Wonderful landscape with hills and mountains.
The space
Bedroom 1 with king size bed and luxury en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and luxury en-suite shower room. Open plan lounge/kitchen with full height windows overlooking the Kyle. Cosy wood burning stove plus underfloor heating throughout, television, DVD player and ipod/iphone dock. Fully equipped modern kitchen with integral oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and wa…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Wifi
TV
Essentials
Hangers
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Durness, Highland, United Kingdom

Hosted by Irene

Joined in September 2012
  • 21 Reviews
My husband and I developed a love of the Kyle of Durness over many years and never cease to marvel at the wonderful landscape and wildlife here and in the hills around us.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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