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The Beach Bothy
Durness
(14 reviews)
From £440 per week
Sleeps 2
1 bedroom
1 double
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 20 Jun 2015Fri 04 Sep 2015£660£200
Sat 05 Sep 2015Fri 25 Sep 2015£550£165
Sat 26 Sep 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015£550£165
Sat 10 Oct 2015Fri 30 Oct 2015£550£165
Sat 31 Oct 2015Fri 13 Nov 2015£440£135
Sat 14 Nov 2015Sun 20 Dec 2015£440£135
Mon 21 Dec 2015Sun 27 Dec 2015£770£235
Mon 28 Dec 2015Sun 03 Jan 2016£770£235
Mon 04 Jan 2016Fri 08 Jan 2016£440£135
Sat 09 Jan 2016Fri 05 Feb 2016£440£135
Sat 06 Feb 2016Fri 18 Mar 2016£440£135
Sat 19 Mar 2016Fri 08 Apr 2016£550£165
Sat 09 Apr 2016Fri 27 May 2016£550£165
Sat 28 May 2016Fri 03 Jun 2016£550£165
Sat 04 Jun 2016Fri 24 Jun 2016£550£165
Sat 25 Jun 2016Fri 02 Sep 2016£660£200
Sat 03 Sep 2016Fri 23 Sep 2016£550£165
Sat 24 Sep 2016Fri 07 Oct 2016£550£165
Sat 08 Oct 2016Fri 28 Oct 2016£550£165
Sat 29 Oct 2016Fri 11 Nov 2016£440£135
Sat 12 Nov 2016Tue 20 Dec 2016£440£135
Wed 21 Dec 2016Tue 27 Dec 2016£770£235
Wed 28 Dec 2016Tue 03 Jan 2017£770£235

Description

We think the name and images speak for themselves with this fabulous little beachside cottage. Waken in the morning and step out of the door and feel the sand between your toes, walk a mile & a half along the immaculate white sands, listen to the waves on the shore as you drift off to sleep – what more could you want.

Inside the delight continues, with the same exceptionally high standard as magnificent Balnakeil House on the same estate and Dignity and Time in the Borders. With an open plan living area and Anta furnishings this is a sumptuous and welcoming spot to return to. A new window has been thoughtfully introduced so that you can gaze across the sea and bay whilst enjoying your meals.

This is a perfect place for solitude, for romance or for those who love the best of scenery and surroundings. You can do as much or as little as you like – walk the mile to the village pub or chocolatier, play golf, fish or just walk. It is a gem.
PROPERTY CODE: N828

Layout

All on one level:
Open plan kitchen/dining/living area, bedroom with kingsize bed and shower room with shower, wc & whb.


Telephone - 1hour max on UK calls only others will be charged


Refundable extra charge: Good Housekeeping Deposit £150

Facilities

  • BBQ (charcoal)
  • Beach side location
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Fridge with ice box
  • Garden furniture
  • Heating and energy included
  • Ipod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking at house
  • TV with Freeview
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. 1 Pet only
  • Reviews

    (14 reviews)
    The Beach Bothy reviews
    Immaculate and well furnished this bijou cottage is beautifully situated in a lovely part of "wild" Scotland. Ideal for singles/couples wanting a total break, isolation (but not loneliness) and comfort. We had a good time and re-charged failing emotional batteries.
    Mr Price - September 2014
    The Beach Bothy is small but it is so tastefully and well equipped that the lack of space is forgotten. Being able to step out straight onto Balnakeil beach with such ease is a great bonus. We also very much enjoyed being able to walk to the village and explore the local coastal walks directly from the cottage. If you do take the car out then a trip to the beach at Oldshoremore is recommended and if you have the stamina Sandwood Bay is well worth the effort.
    Mrs Tinniswood - July 2014
    ...there is only one word to say- perfect :) Amazing bothy - perfect location... you are the first on the beach in the morning and the last late evening... - a few steps to the sandy beach.. and what can be the best recommendation ? we booked it for next year
    Mr Schneider - June 2014
    Loved the bothy, but dont be under any illusion, it is very small, but was perfect for us. Beaches were amazing.
    Mr Anderson - May 2014
    The Beach Bothy was in a great location, within walking distance of the lovely Balnakeil beach and Faraid Head. Good coastal walks nearby. Also friendly and helpful people at the farm. There was a problem with the wifi but after calling Liz that was fixed very quickly. We mentioned that there was no docking system (which is listed on your website) and that has been ordered so the next visitors will have that to use as well! The only improvement I would suggest is to fix the bathroom sink taps! When you try to turn the taps on the whole fitting moves round and won't turn on! You have to hold the fitting in place to turn it on but that's not something to affect the rating. We would recommend a walk to Sandwood Bay (from Blairmore) - it's a four and a half mile walk but the beach is stunning and well worth the walk!
    Dr Macdonald - December 2013
    The bothy is a small one, but ideal for two people & dog. The interior is excellent and modern, the house clean and tidy. - The only thing in the colder seasons. There is only a towel radiator in the bathroom, but no heating. ( The rest of the house has a central heating ) The beach is 50 metres away and its a special feeling to be the first in the morning and the last in the evening on the sandy beach. Durness offer pubs, two shops and the ` worlds best hot chocolate at cocoamountain`. You can buy fresh fish from the fish van and meat from the butcher van coming once a week. We`ll come back - next summer
    Mr Schneider - October 2013
    We had a fantastic week the bothey is well equipped and the location couldn't be better everything we wanted. The only thing missing was something to clean the floors which is needed given the location
    Mr Streets - September 2013
    Furnished to a high standard
    Mrs Thomson - September 2013
    We had a great time here. The location does it all and for flora and fauna it is the tops. We saw Otter near the Bothy on a walk through the Golf Club; a Puffin Colony is 20-30 minutes walk-along which you can see wild pansies; plus other sea bird sightings. Local trips would I think be an extension of the appreciation of the beauty of Scotland(Loch Eriball)- not many individual destinations as tourist attractions-but that is not what people come here for. The Balnakeil Arts and Crafts village is worthy of at least one trip with some fine artists exhibiting work of the area-and a stop at the Chocalitaire a must! (Whatever next in remote Scotland) The Bothy is well equipped and I think there is already acknowledgements to installing a dryer. The blind in the bedroom would be, for the practical use of the window cill as a bedside table, be better located against the window as are the other blinds. Great Sky TV which meant we could track Andy Murrays progress. Thanks to the owners who had the vision to do this and the designers of the fit out in such a small space. Next time - please no gale force winds!
    Mr Thorn - June 2013
    LOVELY AND CLEAN EVERTHING YOU COULD NEED AND MORE, A REAL JEWEL AND A BEACH TO DIE FOR.
    Mr Greenheld - June 2013
    Well equipped and perfectly situated.
    Mr Peter - May 2013
    I first visited Balnakeil around three years ago and loved the beach. I vowed to return and on returning to my car, noticed the renovation of the big house near the car park. What I hadn't seen was the little piece of heaven alongside. So when the Bothy appeared in my inbox as a new cottage, I almost fell off my seat because I knew the exact location and the likely views. It is a very long way to travel from the south of England, but I was not going to miss this opportunity before everyone else discovers it. I arrived in the far north of Scotland on a day when the snow had walloped the Highlands. The journey from Inverness was well gritted and troublefree. On arrival and entering the beautifully renovated cottage, it was wonderfully warm on a very chilly early evening. To answer the key questions you may have, the Bothy is small but very comfortable with excellent facilities. A comfortable bed, a lovely shower room and kitchen / living room with views out to sea; within a two minute walk you are on the beach. There are so many places to see and things to do, but the walks up to Faraid Head and onto the beaches of Balnakeil Bay are irresistable. I've never reached Sandwood Bay on the western coast, but am told it is worth the walk and the best beach in northern Scotland. I'd otherwise recommend Oldshoremore - a real treat for anyone into Geology - and the short drive across the northern coastal road around Loch Eribol to Hope .. and Loch Hope. And although you may not believe it, you have one of Europe's finest chocolatiers a short walk away! Cocoa Mountain's hot chocolate is to be believed and their chocolates are to die for. They are not cheap, but they are among the finest I have tasted. You may never leave! Bear in mind there is a small supermarket in Durness which will cater for your every need, but it's worth buying provisions in Inverness - and filling up with fuel - before heading north. It was a lovely, comfortable stay which was only spoilt by one crazy night where the winds was wild and the rain battered the property. I also got soaked out walking on a couple of occasions too, but frankly you shouldn't be heading to the far north if this is an issue! The main reward is that even in the height of summer you will experience decent temeratures and probably have the beach to yourself for a while. Two useful additions would be a microwave (for those who don't want to cook in the beautiful oven after a hard day's walking) and ladies would appreciate a full length mirror. The space for luggage is limited and there is no wardrobe, although plenty of hangers. Arrival with as few cases as possible. Even so, highly recommended ... and I'll be back.
    Mr Chisholm - December 2012
    A wonderful bothy with everything needed for a warm and comfortable stay for 2 very well planned into a very small space!! The views and location are breathtaking - the peace and quiet at the very top of north west Scotland a welcome break from the rest of the world. We are already looking to return very soon. Rated 4 star only because the lack of space restricts storage - it didn't bother us at all but it may bother some others. Otherwise it's 5 star!!
    Mrs Waldron - October 2012
    Recently stayed at the Beach Bothy and found it to be the best self catering accomodation we have ever stayed in. The Bothy had recently been refurbished to a very high specification and superbly equiped and furnished with everything you could possibly need. Welcome pack also provided,a great deal of thought has gone into the Beach Bothy and we will definitely be returning.
    Ms Randalls - September 2012

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    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

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