Deluxe, spoiling self-catering in Durness - walk to world class sandy beaches.

Bedrooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 / 2 Bathroom: 2 Pets welcome

The House at Mackay's is a very special self-catering holiday home with great attention to detail. The house is private but right in the heart of the village of Durness, a close walk to the award winning village store for freshly baked bread and cakes etc.., world class secluded sandy beaches and vast open spaces. The house sleeps a maximum of 6 guests but is also ideally suited for one couple - a grown up house meeting the needs of discerning traveller's.

The House at Mackay's, Durness self-catering holiday cottage
Durness holiday cottage

The House at Mackay's, Durness, Scotland

Luxurious rural romantic retreat in Durness, with breath taking views, roaring flames in the wood burner, and large deep bathtubs, super big beds too! The house is in an idyllic location surrounded by glorious beaches along the stunning coastline of towering cliffs rising up from the sea. The area is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, hillwalkers, mountain climbers, golfers and the also sporting fisherman with World class loch and river fishing. Durness is a great base for exploring the far north Highlands.

The house is surrounded by stunning scenery and there are a variety of interesting walks nearby to suit all abilities and fitness levels. Don't miss some of Scotland's wonderful wildlife. Sightings are regularly made of otters, Ospreys, Golden Eagles and Orcas.

The local area is renowned for its World class salmon fishing with rivers and several lochs in the area which provide excellent wild brown trout fishing.

Golfers can play the most Westerly course on the mainland UK. Durness is nine hole links course, spectacularly scenic, (a very challenging final hole over an inlet of the sea) and remote cliff tops in Cape Wrath

Durness is a popular spot to stay on the NC500 in the North West Highlands, Durness village runs along the cliff-tops overlooking fantastic white sandy beaches with excellent waves for windsurfing.

luxury self-catering with coastal view towards the sea at Durness
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (2 super king beds, 1 twin)
  • 2 Bathrooms: one upstairs and one downstairs, with oversized shower or bath
  • Indulgent bath linens supplied
  • Dishwasher
  • Boot room with oversized washer and dryer
  • Range cooker
  • super-sized fridge freezer
  • Fantastic wood burning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Smart TV, DVD blue ray player, wifi
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private garden with garden furniture and barbeque
  • Dog friendly - 2 Dogs welcome
  • This property's lower floor is entirely wheelchair friendly
  • Ample private parking at the house.
  • Durness village
  • 2 1/2 hours from Inverness / John O Groats
  • Inverness Airport - 110 miles
  • 1 1/2 from Ullapool / Thurso
  • Lairg station - 56 miles
  • Restaurant - 50 meters away
  • Fantastic golf course 1 mile
  • North Coast 500 touring route
  • Surrounded by sandy beaches and mountains
  • Hill walking
  • World class loch and river fishing
  • Local adventure school provides more extreme activities
  • Smoo Cave, Cape Wrath, Sandwood Bay, Handa Island
  • Balnakeil Craft Village
  • Birdwatching and wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing and wild swimming
  • Private yoga sessions, massage
  • The Northern Lights
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dining for up to six guests desk with sea view


Deluxe, high quality self-catering holiday accommodation, with spoiling features - quite fascinating to stay in the most northerly village on mainland Great Britain. The ultimate luxury coastal getaway, ideally suited for couples looking for a romantic escape, friends and family can also stay.

This unique house has high quality fixtures and fittings - an eclectic mix of bespoke and vintage furniture with emphasis on design details and uninterrupted views from the huge picture window, a cozy wood burning stove, sumptuous leather furniture, open plan living and a very well equipped kitchen. There is a range cooker, a dishwasher and a super-sized fridge freezer. The dining area has seating for six guests around a walnut table, but is equally suitable for accommodating a romantic meal for two.

There is a well equipped boot room with oversized washer and dryer with place to hang wet, muddy clothes after adventures on the beach or the mountains. This house has everything you could want from holiday accommodation.

There are two bathrooms one upstairs and one downstairs, with oversized shower or bath. Indulgent bath linens are supplied for you to enjoy very large beds and baths are the ultimate relaxation and feel decadent and spoiling! The master bedroom upstairs is a quiet intimate sanctuary. There's also a twin bedroom perfect for children.

Outside there is a private garden, with garden furniture and barbeque.

Whilst staying here guests can also experience private yoga sessions, massage and of course The Northern Lights.


The nearest airport is Inverness, which offers daily flights from the south. From Inverness take the A9 north to the Tore roundabout.

You may now choose the east coast or the west coast route to continue your journey, both are through stunning scenery but the east coast route is about 30 minutes shorter.

What's included:

Heating is included and also the first bucket of fuel for the stove.

Up to two dogs are welcome, there are restrictions and an extra cleaning charge applies.

For reservations during winter months a 4x4 vehicle is a advisable.

The finest bed linen and towels are provided.

There are no hidden costs. If you have any special requirements the owners will do their best to provide whatever is requested.

Cost and availability:

The cottage is rented out throughout the year.

Weekly Rental (7 nights) run from Friday 4pm to Friday 9.30am

Weekend Rental (3 nights) November to March run from Friday 4pm until Monday 9.30am subject to availability.

Mid week Rental (4 nights) November to March from Monday 4pm to Friday 9.30am subject to availability.

To book this individually designed and tastefully decorated cottage in Sutherland, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

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The House at Mackay's, Durness, Sutherland, IV27 4PN Scotland

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One of a kind North West coast hideaway for a honeymoon?

The area has dramatic scenery, mountains, lochs and sea. Wild life and bird life including herons, seals, otters, dolphin and porpoise. This is an ideal base to tour the famous road trip the North Coast 500. Durness is the most north westerly inhabited locality of mainland Britain. The dramatic mountain scenery of the west coast will delight hill walkers as well as artists and photographers. What better place for a romantic hideaway in this luxury hideaway available for weekly rentals?