With beautiful sea views and a cosy sitting room with open fire, this homely cottage makes a wonderful base for holidaymakers, regardless of the weather. Situated on the outskirts of the ancient crofting village of Durness lies this large holiday home. With simple, no-nonsense accommodation, the property is comfortable and minimal, though well equipped throughout. Able to sleep nine people in two double rooms, a family room with three single beds and a room containing adult bunks, this home is a great location for anyone looking to go on holiday with a large group of friends or their extended family. With the village of Durness close by, wit...h its wide range of activities, this makes a great base to explore northern Scotland.
Amenities: 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 library of books/games. Electricity charged via meter reading. 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.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: The ancient village of Durness â the most northerly on mainland Scotland â remains largely unspoilt and offers a truly peaceful location amidst wild, awe inspiring landscapes. Steeped in history, the village houses evidence of an eighth century Christian settlement as well as the Viking invasions and various early cave dwellings. The surrounding rugged coastline is a mixture of imposing cliffs and sweeping sandy beaches and makes a fantastic place for birdwatchers to spy some rarer species. Within easy reach of the Highlands and Britain's most Northerly golf course, the region also offers visitors the chance to see a large colony of puffins at nearby Faraid Head. Situated on the site of an old RAF base, the local craft village offers a vide selection of local artwork and produce.
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Left on 04/18/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | ms humphreys
the cottage was lovely and very comfortable. The kitchen was the best room in the house due to the beautiful view out of the windows. Everything is within walking distance. Durness is stuning we were blessed with lovely weather despite going in febuary.
Alan and Nikki
Wonderful in every way
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Alan and Nikki
Booking through Sykes Cottages was smooth and simple. The caretaker was friendly, helpful but not intrusive (we only saw her twice and that was at our request).
The cottage was very clean, comfortable and perfectly situated. We especially liked the open fire in the lounge and the wood burner in the kitchen.
The purpose of our holiday was to try to get some pictures of the Northern Lights and we were blessed with amazing displays on two nights. We needed a location that was isolated but not too remote as my wife is disabled. Durness has everything we needed, a local, well stocked shop and quiet, friendly pubs and cafes. Oh, and don't miss the chocolate factory less than half a mile up the road.
The only downside was that everything was very expensive. I had heard that the Scottish national pastime was overcharging and it was certainly true. Having said that, they did it with a smile.
I wouldn't hesitate to go again and in fact, we are planning to do just that. Thank you.
Little piece of heaven
Left on 01/05/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | mrs fixit
We had a lovely time at Transvaal House. Great walks close to the house. The stove in the kitchen was great very warm.
Clean, very comfortable and generally just brilliant!
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Clare Mwande
Transvaal house was excellent accomodation for us and our children, it was extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need and more. The location was amazing and there was so much to do in the immediate vicinity we didin't drive anymore than 3 miles away through the whole holiday.
Great value family holiday
Left on 10/21/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Tinkerbell
A lovely cottage suitable for a large family who aren't bothered about fancy modern matching furniture and fittings, but just want a comfortable cottage to feel at home in. Lovely log burner. Amazingly well equiped kitchen and superb location.
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