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Ceol-na-Mara peaceful cottage, lovely sea views in wild and beautiful far north

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
'Ceol-na-Mara' – Gaelic for music of the sea – is a beautifully restored former croft house in a stunning position overlooking the north Atlantic. Listen to the waves crashing on the dramatic coastline, smell the peat smoke, and absorb the peace and beauty of this magical crofting community. The croft house was completely restored a few years ago but it retains charming traditional features including a wood burning stove, pine panelling and a Caithness flag floor. Set in a large enclosed garden, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sutherland is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. Situated in the far north of Scotland, it is a sparsely populated area of stunning scenery and tranquillity. Walk for hours in the rugged hills or along sandy beaches and craggy coastlines without meet...'Ceol-na-Mara' – Gaelic for music of the sea – is a beautifully restored former croft house in a stunning position overlooking the north Atlantic. Listen to the waves crashing on the dramatic coastline, smell the peat smoke, and absorb the peace and beauty of this magical crofting community. The croft house was completely restored a few years ago but it retains charming traditional features including a wood burning stove, pine panelling and a Caithness flag floor. Set in a large enclosed garden, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sutherland is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. Situated in the far north of Scotland, it is a sparsely populated area of stunning scenery and tranquillity. Walk for hours in the rugged hills or along sandy beaches and craggy coastlines without meeting a soul.More
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About the Owner
Caroline D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2010
Interaction with guests
We live in Inverness so the caretaker, Joanna MacKenzie, looks after the property and ensures that the key is in the key safe. We are delighted to help you with any enquiries by phone, text or email.
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Has everything you could need or want and doesn't feel like a "holiday" cottage - more like a much loved family home. Cosy, homely and utterly peaceful. Books to read, views to savour, walks to enjoy. Chill!

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank meg_m
carolineInverness, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara peaceful cottage, lovely sea views in wild and beautiful far north, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2015

Thank you! We love sharing our holiday home with people who appreciate the beauty of the far north. Caroline

Reviewed 14 May 2015

The photos do not do this cottage justice; it is gorgeous. It is cosy, and well equipped, and the perfect location for a very relaxing stay. One thing to recommend is to get logs and kindling before you go; it's lovely to have a fire....More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank chuckles1111
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

The cottage was as described and suited our purposes admirably. Facilities all in good working order and nothing was lacking. The cottage was as described and suited our purposes admirably. Facilities all in good working order and nothing was lacking. The cottage was as described...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank idoidoidoidoido
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We had a lovely time (4 days) at this cottage and found it to be very comfortable with everything we needed. Such a lovely area of Scotland, lots to explore and within walking distance of a beautiful sandy beach (approx 4 miles). I'd most definitely...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank morneen
Reviewed 24 August 2014

An absolutely lovely cottage, in the perfect location for exploring Sutherland (and Caithness). We stayed for a week, and would have loved to have been there longer. The cottage is very comfortable and well appointed. For one of us, it was a return to the...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Kenneth A
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Explore remote sandy beaches and coastal paths. Walk all day in the hills and mountains. Visit Bettyhill museum to learn about the Highland Clearances, before discovering cleared villages such as Rosal. Take a day trip over to the beautiful Island of Orkney. Discover more about clan history at the Clan MacKay Centre. Visit nearby archaeological sites including a burial chamber in Kirtomy.
Getting around
The nearest airports are in Inverness and Wick. The nearest train station is in Thurso. Owing to the remoteness of Kirtomy, a car is necessary.
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