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“A remote Scottish hideout with stunning coastal views and surroundings. Owner managed, this boutique B&B features seven individually designed bedrooms with merino blankets and hand crafted furniture. Locally sourced produce and hearty Scottish breakfasts. Bring walking boots!”

“A remote Scottish hideout with stunning coastal views and surroundings. Owner managed, this boutique B&B features seven individually designed bedrooms with merino blankets and hand crafted furniture. Locally sourced produce and hearty Scottish breakfasts. Bring walking boots!”

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • Walk roads with relatively little traffic whilst enjoying some of the most epic scenery Europe has to offer
  • Outstanding location
  • Mackay's rooms are located in one of the most scenic spots in the UK
  • Groups
  • The range of self catering is brilliant for large groups
  • Watersports
  • Owners can recommend surfing and diving spots
  • Cycling
  • Durness is a wonderful base for cyclists
  • Other Activities
  • Spotting porpoises in Balkakiel Bay
  • Golf
  • Durness Golf Course
  • Sights nearby
  • Smoo Cave
  • Hideaway
  • Families
  • Self catering to rent
  • There is a separate cottage, cabin, croft and bunk house all of which offer a range of self catering accommodation.
  • Beach nearby
  • A short walk from beautiful, empty, sandy beaches
  • Views
  • Remote
  • Owner managed
  • Full of character
  • Restaurant
  • Free wifi
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Disabled access
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Self catering
  • B+B
  • Seaviews

Facilities

  • Self catering to rent
  • There is a separate cottage, cabin, croft and bunk house all of which offer a range of self catering accommodation.
  • Views
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Restaurant
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Disabled access
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Garden

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Walk roads with relatively little traffic whilst enjoying some of the most epic scenery Europe has to offer
  • Watersports
  • Owners can recommend surfing and diving spots
  • Cycling
  • Durness is a wonderful base for cyclists
  • Other Activities
  • Spotting porpoises in Balkakiel Bay
  • Golf
  • Durness Golf Course
  • Sights nearby
  • Smoo Cave

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Mackay's, Durness, Scotland: hotel review

The hotel's flint-walled exterior was constructed almost 150 years ago as a home for Richard Mackay, a local merchant, and his family. Today, Robbie Mackay, Richard's great grandson, and his wife, Fiona, have transformed the interior into a cosy and inviting space. There's a wonderful sense of continuity here.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)