Take a voyage north to the rugged, breathtaking scenery of Sutherland in the far north west of Scotland. This is Mackay country and the numerous cairns, brochs and ruined settlements in the area are testament to its long and turbulent history. Norsemen would steer their long ships around Cape Wrath on the way to Ireland, and sometimes come ashore at Durness or Kinlochbervie. And it was the Vikings who gave Sutherland its name.
True to their Norse ancestry, the original settlers, love to pass on stories and there is hardly a hill, loch or bay, in the area that does not boast its own ghost or legend.
Although so far we have not met any of these spectral residents, we have witnessed the breathtaking Northern Lights, and joined with locals in watching whales play in the waters beneath the cliffs. Perhaps you too could be lucky if you come and visit us, stay in our beautiful and historic cottages in the villages of Durness and Kinlochbervie….
Norsehaven offers four beautiful holiday cottages, two in the village of Durness, one on the cliff tops just outside the village and one on the shore of Loch Inchard near the village of Kinlochbervie. We are a privately owned business allowing us to provide top quality accommodation, with a personal touch. No big companies here!
Each cottage has been sympathetically restored using local craftsmen and materials to our own exacting standards, so as to maintain the original features and style of traditional Scottish dwellings. But, however traditional they may be, all of them have the mod cons our guests expect in the 21st century.
They are fitted out to a very high specification with handmade kitchens, oak or pine bedroom furniture, flat screen TV’s in the main lounges, the kitchens have all the usual appliances including dishwashers. All of the cottages have free Wi-Fi. The gardens have seating areas for making the most of the weather, whatever the time of year and there is ample parking at each cottage.
Sutherland is a beautiful area to walk in, and well-behaved dogs are welcome, and we are also very family orientated with high chairs and cots provided free. We are sure the kids will love the sandy beaches!