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The Beach Bothy,

Durness, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
9 more

At a glance

  • A unique property on the sandy Balnakeil Beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline of the Scottish Highlands
  • A cosy property, ideal for a romantic getaway
  • Enjoy local dog walks and more challenging hikes
  • Sit down to dinner with stunning views of the choppy North Sea
  • Fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the shore in the distance
Property code: CA331

Relax in this charming beachside cottage, with the coast on your doorstep. It''s the perfect space to cosy up in the cold Scottish winter or bright Highland summer. Enjoy a 1.5-mile stretch of beach or head to Durness Golf Club.

Seemingly at the very edge of the world, this stunning Highland location is the perfect getaway spot for a romantic break for two. Walk along the vast stretch of beach or take a dip in the cold North Sea, before wandering 1 mile to the local village of Durness. Here you'll find general stores, local pubs, and a café and chocolatier on the way. Enjoy a trip to the stunning Loch Eriboll or hike the Ben Hope, just 20 miles from home.


This compact property is made up of three small rooms. Enter into the versatile open-plan living space, where you'll find a kitchen, lounge and diner. The kitchen has enough space to cook for two, and an electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box is all you need to rustle up some brunch or a romantic evening meal. Settle into the dining table and enjoy a meal whilst viewing the seascape through the window in front of you, before settling into the sofa and watching something on the TV. Whilst getting ready in the morning, turn on the iPod dock and enjoy some of your favourite music - after all, you don't have any neighbours to worry about. Just off the living area is the bedroom, which offers a comfortable king-size bed to help you recharge for the day ahead, and the bathroom offers a shower cubicle and WC.


Despite not having an enclosed garden, the cottage is surrounded by beach and countryside space, offering you plenty of room to relax outdoors. Sit at the outdoor furniture whilst firing up the charcoal BBQ. If you have a dog, they'll love the freedom to explore whilst you enjoy the evening.



Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom: king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom: WC and shower cubicle
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player, iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone - 1-hour max on UK calls only, others will be charged
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Outdoor furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach less than 100 metres, village with shops and pub 1 mile

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Witts, July 2018

The Beach Bothy is a stylish property with high-quality materials used throughout. It's well equipped and very comfortable. The location is unique and utterly beautiful. The guest information folder isn't presented to the same high standard as everything else and could do with some attention, especially clarifying the wi-fi code. (There were variouRead mores different hand-written amendments which were hard to decipher!). The Durness Walking Network booklet is excellent and the Walk Highlands website is also very useful for walks in this area. The hot chocolate at Cocoa Mountain, only half a mile away, is every bit as delicious as claimed! For normal provisions, the Spar in Durness is very good for such a remote location. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kelly, February 2018

Beautiful warm Beach Bothy, amazing views and very comfortable bed. This bothy is situated in the lovely Balnakeil bay, you can freely walk in any direction, views are constantly changing and quote amazing. We are relatively fit retirees but surrounding walks are very manageable. We experienced quite a lot of snow and did have to clear the drive thRead moree night before leaving as it is on a slope but this added to the experience. The roads to the north are generally single track with ample passing places and despite the snow felt safe as very little traffic. We were there in February so unsure how busy they would be in summer. Very useful and friendly village shop just over a mile away, craft village closed in February. We flew to Inverness, picked up hire car and food there. Would definitely recommend if you like solitude, walking, wonderful countryside, beaches and a comfortable clean and cosy base. Hide


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