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Sister to Hill Cottage, this stunningly bold property lies close to the shoreline of loch Eriboll, a huge sea loch that lies under the shadow of the impressive Ben Hope, the most northerly of the Munroes.

Croft 103 - Shore Cottage

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From £1,335 for a long weekend in winter to £1,780 for a week in summer.
Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway Dog friendly Coastal Off the beaten track Just for two Bathtub for two Sea views Open fires Perfect for couples
The combination of mountains, water and sky makes an awe-inspiring view, and not one easily forgotten. The languid roll of Shore Cottage at Croft 103 has been designed with the view in mind, and built using local timber, stone and traditional building techniques.
Living

Any reservation placed at Shore Cottage is provisional as we need to check availability with the owner before confirming a booking. At Shore Cottage holidays run from Saturday to Saturday

The living space blends effortlessly with the outdoors through the use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors which lead out to an expansive patio right on the shores' edge. Seating has been arranged so you can sit back and watch the ever-changing view (maybe with a warming whiskey in your hand!) and the under floor heating and impressive wood burner will ensure you are toasty warm. Much attention has been paid to the decor, which is minimalist in style with thoughtfully chosen bespoke pieces.

Eating

The brushed-steel kitchen, running along the back wall, supports Caithness stone worktops and is fully equipped with a state-of the-art cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Outside you'll find a barbeque - perfect for cooking seafood straight from the loch or some lovely highland beef. A beautiful wooden dining table sits directly in front of the window, affording the best seats in the house.

Sleeping

Like Hill Cottage, a fabulous 7ft feather topped bed awaits you. Designed by artist blacksmith Sam Barlow, it is of leather and finished steel. It's really the heart of the property, and you'll never want to leave it! There's a chic industrial feeling to the room with lovely bespoke furniture such as the storage unit for clothes and fab lighting. Gorgeous drop curtains mean you can shut out the night should you want to. If you're feeling brave, there's a stunning outdoor bath, tucked away and out of sight - go on, we dare you!

Bathing

The bathroom leads off of the bedroom and boasts a luxuriously deep roll top bath for two, situated just by the window so you can peek out at the lake and mountains. Lovely handmade tiles in sea blues and greens give a little colour to the room and the gentle lighting gives the room a peaceful feel.

Exploring

Durness lies in the county of Sutherland on the North West tip of Great Britain. The wild remote and beautiful expanse of Cape Wrath enjoys one of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe. An abundance of wildlife and vast open space create an overwhelming experience. The village of Durness is surrounded by some of the best walking locations in the world and an endlessly fascinating environment, made for exploring.

A combination of spectacular natural features, not least the stunning coastline of towering cliffs, golden beaches backed by rugged mountains and expansive moorland have ensured our region boasts a well deserved reputation as a walkers paradise. On any given day, you may find yourself strolling along sandy beaches, spotting whales and puffins from our epic cliffs or even paying a visit to the ghost of the bearded sailor at Sandwood Bay.

Whilst Shore Cottage and its sister, Hill Cottage are reached by the same lane they are utterly private from each other.

Parking

There is plenty of private parking.

WiFi

Shore Cottage has WiFi, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.

Dogs

Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £30 per dog, per week or short break.

Reservations

Any reservation placed at Shore Cottage is provisional as we need to check availability with the owner before confirming a booking.

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Pricing

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec £1780
Short breaks:
  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
Payments:
  • No hidden charges or booking fee.
  • A 13 deposit secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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