Dark skies in Scotland

One of the wonderful things we never tire of at Ceannabeinne is the fact we are completely isolated, and have no street lights or neighbours with lights to pollute our night sky.

If you are a star gazer, Ceannabeinne is the perfect place to stay. There is an uninterrupted view to the north, over the sea.

If you venture onto Ceannabeinne beach, obviously at low tide and take a torch with you, for your ascent back to the car park, the view of the stars from the beach is magnificent.


Looking towards 2022

2021 has been a difficult year for everyone. In 2020 we all crossed our fingers that the following year would be better. Sadly it didn’t work out quite like that. But maybe, just maybe in 2022 we will be able to go back to a little more normality.

Lounge and telly

Covid issues delayed us being able to do a refurbishment of the lounge in Ceannabeinne, but finally in November we managed to get the work done over a mammoth five week project. The central heating in the room had sprung a leak and while renewing all of that, we took the opportunity to insulate all the walls and redecorate the whole room. We are very pleased with the results and it’s given us a much warmer and cosier sitting room.

We also have a long term project with our closest neighbour Ian Morrison to repair and rebuild all the walls surrounding our ‘garden’.  He’s making good progress and when we are up next in January we will be doing some repair work on the chimney and roof.

Everything we do helps to improve the cottage and the quality of your stay at Ceannabeinne. We love to hear your comments when we speak to you and read them in the visitors book. It’s good to know they make a difference to your stay.



2022 is already shaping up to be a busy year with bookings, which is terrific and we look forward to welcoming our  guests new and old.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that 2022 is better for us all.


Richard and Tara

Staying with us in 2022!

We are already seeing a huge number of bookings coming through for next year, and wanted to update with the weeks we have left:

Peak season weeks April to September:

April 9th

May 28th

June 4th, 18th, 25th

July 30th

August 13th, 20th, 27th

September 3rd

There are a variety of dates for early in the year and after September, but if you want to stay with us during the Peak months, we recommend you book asap. A 30% deposit is all you need to secure your booking.

Don’t delay, book today!

Festive Greetings!


Happy Christmas and we wish you all the best for the festive season.


Let’s hope next year is a better year for all of us.

We look forward to you staying with us at Ceannabeinne cottage in 2022.


Richard and Tara Norman

October 2021

Autumn is upon us, but in the Highlands they’ve had lovely weather for the last few weeks, and also had a couple of nights where the Aurora Borealis was visible!

We only have couple of weeks left for booking in 2021 now.

27th November to 4th Dec at £599

11th December to 18th Dec at £599

and the two week festive holiday special from Tuesday 21st December to Tuesday 4th January 2022 which is £900

Bookings are coming in for 2022, and if you wanted a particular week staying with us next year, we suggest you book up asap.

September 2021

We are most definitely in the second half of 2021, and we hope it’s been a slightly better year for you, we know it has been for us.
We have a few more bookings up until the 7th October and then we staying for a month to refurbish the central heating, put in an electric shower and also insulate the walls of the big gable room.
We know this will improve the efficiency of the heating system, make the whole house warmer and improve the quantity of hot water available when we have a full house of four or five staying.
We are constantly upgrading and improving Ceannabeinne to enhance your stay with us.
The work should be finished by mid November at the latest and we have some weeks available over the autumn period and the Festive period too.
Bookings are already coming in for next years peak periods, with Springtime in April and May particularly popular.
If you are after a certain week next year, then don’t leave it too late to book, or you will miss out!
We are also offering short breaks in the cottage from November through to February, You can book directly, through us or with AirBnB now. This is primarily aimed at people travelling the North Coast 500 and it’s minimum stay of 2 nights.

Changes to dog charges at Ceannabeinne

The Summer season is finally underway and we are delighted to have guests back in the cottage, especially as so many of you booked, were moved, cancelled and finally are now able to take the holiday you wanted last year!

We are making some changes to dog charges and deposits. But they will not be coming in until 27th November 2021, so after all our Summer season folk have stayed, so if you booked under the current terms and conditions they will remain from your booking.

Covid cleaning is taking longer as it needs to be that bit more detailed than before, and as such we have had to change the policy with dogs to charge for them. We know many of you go to great lengths to leave the cottage spick and span, for which we are grateful but Covid regs mean our housekeeper has to clean with extra diligence now and sadly dogs do leave hair etc.

So we are going to charge £20 per dog up to a maximum of three dogs per booking. We also need to change the amount of Security Damage Deposit to £200 per booking.

We have kept our prices as low as possible over the last few years, but sadly now it’s time to change things. We hope our valued customers understand why we’ve had to alter things.

And we’re off!!!

Our first guests of the season are arriving this Saturday 1st May, and we are delighted to have to them stay with us. The cottage is looking bonny and this year we have a welcome gift basket for guests and a half a dozen fresh eggs from our Housekeeper Hazels hens!

HOORAY! – we will be open to all on 26th April 2021.

As of 26th April 2021  we are now allowed to take bookings for anyone in the UK.

The dates we have left this year are:

8th May
15th May
22nd May

25th September 

20th November onwards

If you do book with us, please be assured, that if Covid 19 travel restrictions or tiered or lockdown restrictions are implemented, you will receive a full refund or you can rebook for another date.

We look forward to welcoming you!