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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 10 August 2014

This is a beautiful place for a retreat, all you need is provided in the cottage. Great beaches close by and peaceful surroundings. On our visit enough of a breeze to keep the midges away but sunny & warm enough to venture into the sea!...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Mcmanus2014
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My wife, myself and two (uni student) children stayed here for two weeks - there was plenty of room (including a settee and armchair in the kitchen, so room to spread!) The cottage is really well equipped, including lots of books and a good selection...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank Timf734
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

stayed in this beautiful cottage over christmas. Despite the storms we felt very cozy and safe with the roaring victorian open fire. the cottage has everything we needed to cook our christmas dinner. we had lots of fun making use of the board games on...More

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank 2carols
Reviewed 25 November 2013

A warm, cosy cottage providing all the home from home comforts you could wish for for a weeks holiday. We enjoyed plenty of walks either right on the doorstep, or a short car ride away. We really enjoyed visiting the Bettyhill museum and the beautiful...More

Date of stay: October 2013
Thank Ericataylo
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The cottage is bigger and even cosier than the pictures suggest. We stayed for a week and wished we could have stayed for longer. This is clearly a well loved cottage and is kept warm, clean and very homely. There are beautiful views from the...More

Date of stay: October 2013
Thank Lisa N
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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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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