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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 18 September 2016

Absolutely charming, step back into time with fire place in the kitchen nook. Everything you need for a peceful relaxing visit to the North Coast. The Cottage is beatifully appointed and repectfully decorated with photos of the past and art of the surrounding area. My...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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carolineInverness, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara peaceful cottage, lovely sea views in wild and beautiful far north, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ceol-na-Mara. Haste ye back.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tucked quietly away, close to the end of the road, a traditional style house with all the necessities of modern day life. You will find interesting details of the history of the house and recognise how some of the older features and fittings have been...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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carolineInverness, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara peaceful cottage, lovely sea views in wild and beautiful far north, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed Ceol-na-Mara. I hope you will return! Caroline

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

The house is both practical and full of charm, just right for us. Downstairs, a rustic (but very well equipped) kitchen / eating room, with stone floor and open hearth; and a stylish, comfortable lounge. Upstairs, 3 comfy bedrooms: two doubles, one with adjoining single...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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carolineInverness, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara peaceful cottage, lovely sea views in wild and beautiful far north, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Thank you for your very detailed and helpful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Ceol-na-Mara.

Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed in the cottage for several days. It is a very nice blend of history, old charm and "soul" yet perfectly adapted for modern needs of a foreign family with a little girl. A wonderful setting "at land's end", in a little Scottish village,...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

My family and I stayed at Ceol-na-Mara from the 9th April for 5 nights. The croft was superb and had everything we needed. Its been tastefully renovated whilst maintaining many of the traditional features of this type of Highland property. We were very lucky with...More

Date of stay: April 2016
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carolineInverness, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara peaceful cottage, lovely sea views in wild and beautiful far north, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

Thank you Nick! I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding countryside. Seeing the Newbury lambs is a great bonus! I hope you'll return.

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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