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Transvaal House

Durness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 2310)

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Mrs Wallis

    “Everything about Transvaal House and the ease of using sykes cottages was astronomical.”

    From booking with a low deposit and able to pay as and when we wanted to and than having to change the booking last minute to include our friends daughter who ended up joining us- the service from every member of staff was easy and trouble free. The cottage itself is more than you will ever believe looking at the pictures. You want for nothing when you are there, every item you could possibly require in a kitchen is there (and plentiful). The wood burner and fire brought a lovely cosiness on an ...

    From booking with a low deposit and able to pay as and when we wanted to and than having to change the booking last minute to include our friends daughter who ended up joining us- the service from every member of staff was easy and trouble free. The cottage itself is more than you will ever believe looking at the pictures. You want for nothing when you are there, every item you could possibly require in a kitchen is there (and plentiful). The wood burner and fire brought a lovely cosiness on an evening and ensured clothes dried quickly as the weather was a bit iffy to begin with. It was a fantastic base to explore and away from everything commercialised and even the kids (4 of them 9 and under) enjoyed even the simplest things like a walk down to the beach and a treat of cocoa mountain hot chocolate (ABSOLUTE MUST). We are already planning our next trip to Transvaal and cannot wait to return. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!!

The property

Durness 0.5 miles.

A large, detached, stone-built house situated on the outskirts of the ancient crofting village of Durness, which is scattered along a rugged coastline with rocky inlets, coves and beaches.

The property is well maintained and offers simple, yet comfortable accommodation, with wonderful sea views, a cosy sitting room with open fire and four bedrooms.

Transvaal House was built in approximately 1890, in a South African style, by a notable architect who designed various structures in South Africa.

Upon his retirement he returned to his home town of Durness and built this property.

The village of Durness offers a grocer's shop and a small shop with Post Office, while the area is perfect for walking, cycling, wildlife spotting and trout and salmon fishing, as well as golf at the local course.

Ideal for exploring the solitude of the Highlands, Transvaal House makes a good base for a relaxing holiday.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 single beds, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Large fitted kitchen with dining area and multi-fuel stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Additional sitting area in extended entrance porch.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove in kitchen/dining area and open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV with basic package, radio, small selection of books/games
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Fuel is not provided for stove and open fire but is available to purchase locally, or can be pre-ordered from the shop before arrival.

Calculate your drive time

Durness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park, IV27... The full address will be available to view once your booking is paid.

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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