A fabulous little beachside bothy for 2 in Durness.

Waken in the morning and step out of the door and onto the beach, walk a mile & a half along the amazing white sands, and through some of the most spectacular dunes, you will ever find to be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and wild plants. It is well known as a bird watcher's paradise.

With the same exceptionally high standard as magnificent Balnakeil House on the same estate and Dignity and Time in the Borders.

With an open plan living area and Anta furnishings this is a sumptuous and welcoming spot to return to.  Although it is very compact, a great deal of thought has gone into providing all the essentials and far more.  A new window has been thoughtfully introduced so that you can gaze across the sea and bay whilst enjoying your meals.

This is a perfect place for solitude, for romance or for those who love the best of scenery and surroundings


Things to do in Balnakeil

The north West of Scotland, is the furthest point of Scotland and rewards those that make the journey.  With impressive beaches, hills and vast open spaces, it is exactly the image of Scotland that is imagined in advance.

Beaches and coastal path awaits, have a swim off the white sands, roam the Faraid Head, marvel at the sunsets, Balnakeil is heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers alike.

Climb a Munroe-mountains like Ben Hope, Ben Loyal and Foinaven stand proud over the landscape and are a haven for walkers.

For golfers, the Durness nine- hole course is the most westerly on the mainland.

Conveniently located for Cape Wrath, Handa Island, Sandwood Bay and the famous Smoo Cave.

It’s an attractive walk to Durness (1 mile) to find the shop, pub and petrol station, stop by the Craft village on the way and peruse the local arts and crafts on offer, or buy some scrumptious chocolate at the well known Chocolate Factory.

At Balnakeil you can do as much or as little as you like, when you stay here, you are well rewarded and you will not want to leave.


"Rush hour on the Beach. Quite a sight!"

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