Take a voyage north to the breathtaking, rugged scenery of Sutherland in the far north-west of Scotland.
This is Mackay country, and the numerous cairns, brochs and ruined settlements in the area are testament to a long and turbulent history. Norsemen would steer their longships around Cape Wrath on the way to Ireland, and sometimes came ashore in Durness. And it was the Vikings who gave the county of Sutherland its name.
True to their Norse ancestry, the original settlers loved to pass on stories, and there is hardly a hill, loch or bay in the area which does not boast its own ghost or legend. Although we have not so far met any of these spectral residents, we have witnessed the breathtaking Northern Lights, and joined in when locals stopped work to watch whales playing in the waters beneath the cliffs. Perhaps you too will be lucky â€¦.
To explore beautiful Sutherland you need somewhere lovely to stay. Craigmor and Cranstackie lie in the village of Durness, a thriving crofting community surrounded by magnificent mountains, a rugged coastline and wide unpolluted beaches. Ceannabeinne is just a few minutes drive along the coast from the village overlooking a beautiful beach. Corrachbeag is located near Kinlochbervie in a stunning location overlooking Loch Inchard.
Ceannabeinne (Sleeps 4) The location of Ceannabeinne is considered to be among the finest on the Scottish mainland. Originally a croft and barn, Ceannabeinne has been converted in harmony with its dramatic location to provide an unforgettable holiday setting. Why not wake up to the sound of waves breaking on the shore below. Read more...
Craigmor and Cranstackie (Sleeps 8 and 4) A pair of stone built cottages dating back to 1880 situated in the quiet crofting village of Durness. Tastefully renovated by our own craftsmen, Craigmor and Cranstackie incorporate all the comforts of a high quality holiday home whilst retaining many original features. Read more...
Corrachbeag (sleeps 4). Our lovingly renovated croft cottage sits overlooking Loch Inchard and enjoys unparalleled panoramic views over the loch and the majestic mountains of the far north. Read more...
With magnificent mountains, a rugged coastline and wide unpolluted beaches... Sutherland is the perfect self catering holiday destination.
There’s something for eveyone all year round, including:
• Superb hill and mountain walking
• Salmon, trout and sea fishing.
• An abundance of hill lochs
• Deer stalking
• Magnificent, unpolluted beaches
• Glorious Balnakeil Bay
• A unique craft village, established over thirty years ago
• Nine-hole golf links
• Traditional highland fishing port of Kinlochbervie nearby
• Cape Wrath lighthouse and spectacular Smoo Cave
• Haunted Sandwood Bay
• Welcoming pubs and restaurants