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Self Catering in Highlands and Islands - Durness

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Transvaal House
Highlands and Islands

Transvaal House, Durness, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £226.00 - 675.00

With beautiful sea views and a cosy sitting room with open fire, this homely cottage makes a wonderful base for holidaymakers, regardless of the weather.

Situated on the outskirts of the ancient crofting village of Durness lies this large holiday home. With simple, no-nonsense accommodation, the property is comfortable and minimal, though well equipped throughout. Able to sleep nine people in two double rooms, a family room with three single beds and a room containing adult bunks, this home is a great location for anyone looking to go on holiday with a large group of friends or their extended family. With the village of Durness close by, with its wide range of activities, this makes a great base to explore northern Scotland.


The location is wonderful and the view from the kitchen window is outstanding. There are many fine walks from the property and we didn't need to use the car. The house is well equipped and clean.
Mrs Barnes

Soul soothing, excellent surroundings and views. We would highly recommend staying here.
Mr Knowles

In and around Durness is simply stunning. It was great after a day out exploring to come back to the well presented property. The space was good in and outside the house. It was cosy and homely with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen (and more!).
Ms Nash

The house was lovely and comfortable. I have never stayed in a better equipped house, there were lots of crockery and cooking utensils. The log burner and coal fire made it cosy as it was unusually cold for May. The house isn't "posh" which suited us fine with a 2 year old and our dog, but it was homely, had a lovely feel and we would highly recommend it. The housekeeper was lovely and the view from the kitchen window cannot be beaten! Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Mrs Redshaw

Nice area
Had a lovely time up in Durness. The house was comfortable and warm with a multifuel stove in the kitchen and an open fire in the sitting room. The local shop delivers coal and it was waiting for us when we arrived so we were cosy from the first night. Plenty of nice walks and stunning beaches in the area and Smoo Cave is well worth a visit. The drive down to Ullapool is lovely as well . Would stay again.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Bunk Beds


Electric storage heaters throughout with additional heating from multi fuel stove in kitchen/dining area and open fire in sitting room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, colour satellite TV with basic package, radio
Small library of books/games
Electricity charged via meter reading
Bed linen included in rent
Cot and highchair available
Off road parking for 4 cars
Lawned area
One well behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 10 mins walk
Note: Fuel is not provided for stove and open fire but is available to purchase locally, or can be pre-ordered from the shop before arrival

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Balnakeil Church - 1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Smoo Cave - 1.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cape Wrath - 9.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Sandwood Bay - 11.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dun Dornaigil Broch - 14.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Strathnaver Museum - 19.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Achcoillenaborgie Broch - 20 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Coille na Borgie Chambered Cairns - 20.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Achanlochy Clearance Village - 20.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Red Priest's Stone - 23.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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