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The Wee Housey

The Highlands, The Highlands
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Sky TV
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Soak up views of the countryside and Sango Bay in the distance
  • Relax by the wood burner after enjoying the sandy beaches nearby
  • Combines exquisite scenery with peace and quiet, and delightful walks straight from the doorstep
Property code: 86104

A beautifully converted steading with a wood burner, ideal for a cosy night in, and with many opportunities for fishing and other outdoor pursuits nearby.

Escape with friends or family members and two dogs to this delightful spot on the tip of Scotland. Take some time out to relax, stroll the countryside or enjoy sea fishing with this charming home as your base. With plenty of outdoor pursuits accessible nearby and exquisite scenery and views all around you, there is something to whet everyone’s appetite.

This wonderful home oozes charm and style. There is plenty of space to enjoy some time out alone, while other areas enable the group to socialise, play games, and eat together. Magnificent countryside views surround you and you will be close to the very best of Scottish nature.

Enter this property into the spacious, light and bright hallway. Hang up your coats and place your shoes before heading into the kitchen/diner. Here you will find all the amenities that you need to cook up a storm before eating together as a group at the dining table. After a hearty meal, take a seat in the lounge, and get cosy in front of the wood burner on the comfortable sofas. Flick on a film and enjoy an evening in. A useful shower room completes the downstairs.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Both benefit from glass-fronted balconies, Smart TVs with Sky Q and en-suite shower rooms.

Outside is an enclosed gravel garden, perfect for the dogs to explore and enjoy. There are two seating areas to choose from, both of which are ideal to dine alfresco while soaking up the countryside views.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size (can be made twins on request)
  • 3 shower rooms – 1 shower room with shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with a shower and WC
  • Double electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge, kitchen and both bedrooms all connected to Sky Q
  • Enclosed garden with patio and seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops, restaurants, pubs and beach within walking distance
  • Please note: The owner offers a catering service for evening meals, up to four courses can be delivered to you. To place your order, please contact owner for menu options and costs
  • Short-Term Licence - HI-00013-F
  • Energy Rating - B
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a true haven for nature lovers. There is an abundance of adventures from the doorstep of the property. Explore the dramatic scenery, climb mountains and hike the rolling hills.

The village of Durness is 0.5 miles away with a couple of eateries and shops. Scotland’s most popular driving route, the North Coast 500 passes through the area too, with many people stopping off to visit here. Don’t skip a visit to the magnificent Sango Bay (0.5 miles), a superb, sandy, cliffside beach, which is home to a wide variety of wildlife and dramatic scenery, and is popular for fishing.

Just 3.5 miles away is the Golden Eagle Zip Line. Take a ride on the most northerly zipline next to the Atlantic Ocean over the beautiful beach of Ceannabeinne. While here, you could also take a walk on the Ceannabeinne Township Trail, a route on the site of an abandoned village.

If you prefer to stay firmly on the ground, visit Balnakeil Beach (2 miles), a wide sandy beach backed by dunes, that looks like something straight out of a holiday brochure. Take a walk around the beach and the headland and enjoy the calmness of the bay.

If any members of the group like to play golf, Durness Golf Club (2 miles) offers a spectacular course with a challenging final hole. Those who enjoy fishing can try out trout and salmon fishing from the beaches, or head to Loch Caladail (1.5 miles) or Loch Borralie (2.8 miles) for trout fishing.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 12th May 2024

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Very lovely house, well built, good quality of all internal fixtures and fittings. Don't think there's anything missing that you would have at home. We had fish pie on Wednesday from Sarah and it was equally very good quality and very generous portion sizes, can highly recommend. Although the owners lived next door you would not have noticed, very Read moreunobtrusive, but helpful when needed. We hope we have reason to come back to Durness as we would definitely book this cottage again. Excellent , Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 5th May 2024

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This amazing cottage offers superior, luxury accommodation, with fabulous bathrooms and thoughtful extras. The best pet-friendly cottage we have ever stayed in. The hosts, who live behind the house, were incredibly helpful and friendly; Sarahs meals were amazing. Her curry is legendary as are the lime possets! The Durness area has so much to offerRead more and the whole NC500 is a bucket list destination. A holiday we will never forget. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 28th April 2024

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Nothing I would change , great place

Reviewed by shona 18th April 2024

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We had a lovely stay at the cottage which is well located for the main sights on this coastline. The cottage is well equiped, clean and looks like photos in the listing. Sarah was very accomodating and is on hand if anything is needed. it is a beautiful part of the coastline with many great walks, hikes and sights to see. Our dog loved the white saRead morendy beaches which go on forever. Recommend as a great place to stay for a few nights or as a base from which to explore the wider area. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 23rd March 2024

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Absolutely fabulous cottage, the bedrooms are luxurious and the whole cottage has everything you could wish for. Sarah & Mike are fantastic hosts, we were apprehensive at first when we realised that they lived behind the cottage as we have had negative experience of the owners living so close before, but this was not the case they left you alone buRead moret were there if you needed them. Sarah also provides a meal service if you require which we would definitely recommend. We will be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th February 2024

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Amazing cottage can not fault anything lovely hosts would highly recommend if you are looking for a quiet getaway. Durness is the perfect location for long walks and visiting local attractions. The scenery is breathtaking.

Reviewed by Graham 1st October 2023

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The Wee Housey exceeded our high expections both in quality and comfort - definitely 5*. Everything you could conceivably want was provided.

Reviewed by Christine 17th September 2023

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Fabulous area & fabulous cottage. Very homely & very well equipped. We felt very at home as soon as we walked though the door. Sarah, the owner, has really paid attention to detail and the spec is luxurious. Lovely welcome pack of fruit, milk and a couple of miniature bottles of gin, treats for the dogs, poo bags & balls. Sarah & Mike were very welRead morecoming & nothing was too much trouble. Sarah cooked a fantastic meal for us one evening. We can't wait to go back and would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Tina 6th August 2023

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What a great place to stay! All the comforts of home in a beautifully presented cottage in an outstanding place of awesome beauty . Will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Emma 9th July 2023

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, superbly decorated and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Sarah and Mike were amazing hosts, so friendly and helpful. Sarah is an excellent cook if you want a night off from cooking! We were sad to leave and will definitely be back!! Emma and Gordon - Ballater

Reviewed by David 11th June 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at this house. Everything about the cottage was top quality; the furnishings, the fittings, the equipment. There was nothing that we might have needed. Actually pretty well perfect. Its in a superb location, handy for loads of great walks and absolutely amazing beaches. Great hosts - very welcoming and relaxed. If I could I Read morewould go back tomorrow. Thoroughly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 22nd April 2023

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The property is absolutely beautiful and had everything we could possibly need for a relaxing short break. It is in a stunning location and we enjoyed many of the local walks. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return one day. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Susan 18th April 2023

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Fabulous house in a beautiful location. More comfortable than the 5 star hotel we are now staying in.

Reviewed by David 19th March 2023

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The house is immaculate. The living areas are really comfortable places to spend time and the bedrooms even more so. The owners, Sarah and Mike, made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We travelled earlier in the year than possibly recommended so many of the amenities in the area were not yet opened for the summer. The kitchen is so well eRead morequipped we were able to prepare and enjoy meals in the property. On one occasion we had meals provided by the owner, these too were delicious. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 10th February 2023

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Absolutly wonderful, we couldn't recommend this fabulous home-from-home more. From the second we arrived we felt relaxed. The doggie treat bags for our four-legged kids, the miniature whiskeys, the bottles of water in the bedroom, fresh milk and fruit, the list goes on. Amazing hosts, I've never stayed anywhere with such a well-stocked kitchen nothRead moreing missing for those that like to cook. We will defiantly be returning, amazing Hide

Reviewed by Pete 31st July 2022

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A very well decorated luxurious cottage with a very well equipped kitchen. Everything you could possibly need and more! The cottage was lovely to return to after a day out and also to spend time in when the weather is not so good. Sarah can also provide meals which were delicious and a real bonus, a delight to come home to.

Reviewed by Spencer 21st June 2022

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As soon as we walked through the door, the accommodation put a big smile on our faces, with the quality of the finishing, furniture and appliances exceeding expectations. Sarah and Mike, are a genuine nice couple, who make you feel at ease and as it were your own home. We would strongly recommend this cottage to anybody and are hopeful of a return Read moreone day. Hide

Reviewed by David 15th May 2022

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The cottage was fantastic- kitted out to the highest standards. Sarah the host was so accommodating and the basics and wee treats provided made it extra special. The cottage is spotless and beds comfortable. Very high spec! The scenery and beaches are amazing. A fabulous holiday all round.

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