Near Durness, SutherlandGuest Rating
Rudha Reidh is a charming coastal retreat with gorgeous sea views set in an enclosed garden less than half a mile from Smoo Cave near Durness in Sutherland.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This cottage has a choice of places to relax as it has two cosy, wood-panelled sitting rooms, each of which has comfy seating and its very own wood-burning stove to curl up in front of so it is ideal for parties who want the option of having some of their own space.
There are two sunrooms, one at the front and one at the back, so the sun can be sought out no matter what time of day. The front sunroom has views out to sea and there is an informal dining area in the rear sunroom which is a great place for bird watching. In the kitchen everything that is needed is to hand and there is also a handy shower room downstairs.
Upstairs is the family bathroom and the two bedrooms that both have lovely sea views to admire from the windows and have been set up for maximum flexibility as the beds can either be twin or pushed together. The stairs are steep and fairly narrow so they may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
From the back garden the garage can be accessed where there is a tumble dryer, storage and drying space for golf, beach and wet weather gear. The far end of the back garden contains a fenced-off area around the far end of the bothy which is used by the owners and ample parking space is provided for 2 cars. The front garden enjoys a wonderful open view out to the sea and distant cliffs beyond.
The restaurant in the Smoo Cave Hotel just 5 minutes’ walk away is a great place to head for a drink or a night off from cooking. The Smoo Cave sea cave less than half a mile away is fascinating to explore (bring sensible footwear) and is particularly beautiful where the waters of the Allt Smoo pour into the cave in a fantastic waterfall.
There are a couple of well-stocked shops in Durness (1 mile) where there is a 9 hole golf course that has two sets of tees so that 18 holes can be played.
The area is known for its mild microclimate which can be enjoyed on some of the magnificent beaches dotted along the coast. There is a beach in easy walking distance half a mile away and at Balnakeil beach (2.5 miles) you may be joined by the free roaming cows that like to visit.
A seasonal ferry service from the pier at Keoldale (4 miles) runs out to the well known Cape Wrath at Scotland’s most north westerly point. From the ferry drop-off it is an 11 mile (rather bumpy!) mini bus ride out to the Cape itself where there are absolutely stunning panoramic views to be admired all around and a fine lighthouse that dates back to 1828.
Ceannabeinne beach (2 miles) is very picturesque with its amazing white sand and turquoise waters and there is even a seasonal zipwire that sends the brave flying over the beach at speeds of up to 40 mph!
Walkers and hill climbers will find plenty to occupy them as there are lots of hill walks to try and the most northerly of all the munros, Ben Hope (26 miles) to tackle just an hour’s drive away. Try sea fishing off the coastline or brown trout fishing on one of the four nearby limestone lochs where boats can be hired.
As there is so little light pollution this far north you may even be lucky enough to witness the stunning Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’ during your stay.
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove
Second sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric double oven, induction hob, fridge (with ice compartment), washing machine, countertop dishwasher, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together)
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together)
Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (log/coal starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of two dogs is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021||£425.00|
|07 Feb 2021 - 03 Apr 2021||£495.00|
|04 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021||£595.00|
|25 Apr 2021 - 08 May 2021||£495.00|
|09 May 2021 - 22 May 2021||£595.00|
|23 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021||£695.00|
|06 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021||£595.00|
|27 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021||£695.00|
|29 Aug 2021 - 18 Sep 2021||£595.00|
|19 Sep 2021 - 09 Oct 2021||£495.00|
|10 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021||£595.00|
|31 Oct 2021 - 18 Dec 2021||£425.00|
|19 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Cast and comfortable, well located and had everything we could want in the cottage.
Homely, cosy and comfortable cottage.
Comfortable cottage, as described. Dog friendly and helped us have a lovlely holiday with the comfort provided. Our response: Thank you for your kind review and the helpful recommendation regarding the shower rail. It is much appreciated and we h...
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