An Introduction

Ceannabeinne cottage is a little way out of Durness and is steeped in history, and is considered to be one of the best located cottages on the Scottish mainland, commanding a lofty position overlooking the beautiful and remote Ceannabeinne bay. In the 1840s, the women folk of Durness resisted the enforced clearances of the local people to make way for sheep farming. However the village of Ceannabeinne was cleared and abandoned. The ruins of this village can still be seen today. Ceannabeinne somehow survived, and became the local school and home to the headmaster and his family. Eventually abandoned and left derelict until the 1960s, the cottage was eventually renovated. We have been letting the cottage since 1987 and it has become a sought after holiday destination, and is an idylic romantic hideaway for couples and families. Book early to avoid disappointment!