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Viewfield

Durness, Northern Highlands, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

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The Property

A superb, stone-built traditional croft house, at the eastern end of the north west Sutherland village of Durness. Boasting uninterrupted and breathtaking coastal views over the Pentland Firth, this attractive, well-equipped cottage offers spacious, comfortable accommodation which is traditional in style, and perfect for families, with cosy bedrooms, a large fitted kitchen, spacious conservatory and a lawned garden. There are excellent walking, fishing, cycling and wildlife spotting opportunities on the doorstep, with the local attractions of Smoo Cave, its colony of puffins, and the sandy beaches at Balnakell within easy reach, Viewfield is one of our lovely Scotland cottages, and is in a great location for exploring this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar. Utility room. Conservatory with dining area. Sitting room.

Amenities

Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in utility room, TV. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, hotel and pub 2 mins walk. Note: Neighbouring sheep farms.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute

At a glance

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Sleeps:5
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:1
Pets:No

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

About the location

Durness

Lairg 56 miles; Thurso 75 miles.

The most North Westerly village in mainland Scotland, the ancient village of Durness, unspoilt by modern convention, offers a truly peaceful location amidst awe inspiring landscape. The village is steeped in history and boasts evidence of an 8th Century Christian settlement, cave dwellings and Viking invasions. The surrounding coastline is fringed with spectacular beaches of silver sand, soaring cliffs and deep caves. It is a splendid location from which to explore the solitude of the Highlands whilst watching the varied wildlife, or enjoying a spot of golf on Britain's most northerly golf course. Vist Smoo Cave, a large sea cave with a tiny river running through, and the large colony of puffins at nearby Faraid Head, offering a superb opportunity for wildlife photography. The local Craft Village, situated on a rather picturesque old RAF radar base, affords visitors the opportunity to purchase local giftware and art, produced by this sustainable, hospitable community. A vast area of outstanding natural beauty, Durness makes an ideal base for touring the rest of the Highlands.

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Sat 26 Apr — Sat 03 May (7 nights)
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Good view from the conservatory in any weather. Breathtaking scenery all around this remote area, from the vast pristine beaches to clear, sharp blues of the sky. The area is full of Iron Age and Neolithic ruins which are easily accessible; with brochs, chambered cairns and a wheelhouse close by. We saw a Golden Eagle above Loch More, an otter at Skerray Bay and a weasel in his white coat in the cottage garden. At night we looked at Jupiter and his moons, the Orion nebula ,the Pleiades and many other stars.

Mr Lee, Thirsk, January 2014

Very quiet, safe area for children. The Smoo hotel is only 500 yards away for good food and drink. Sixth week stayed there in last two years. Love it.

Mr Warren, Nottingham, November 2012

The location of the property was ideal, quite isolated but within a few minutes drive to shops etc.

Mr McLean, Mindrum, November 2012

Great views, cottage was homely and well equipped. Will definitely return to this cottage!

Ms Lydon, York, November 2012

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