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Balnakeil Craft Village

Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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Don't be put off.

Some lovely crafts with local artisans who were pleased to discuss products with you. We had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela R
London, United Kingdom
Most unattractive place on the north west coast of Scotland

I have reviewed Cocoa Mountain twice now and that is one of the places in this unkempt MOD built... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some lovely crafts with local artisans who were pleased to discuss products with you. We had a lovely time walking round and chatting. Purchased some lovely wool. Felt that Cocoa Mountain was misplaced.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reviewed Cocoa Mountain twice now and that is one of the places in this unkempt MOD built "village" of craft and art shops. I personally do not like this place at all and find the craft and art not to my personal taste....More

1  Thank diarykeeper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off by appearances of this ex army base. Some interesting craft outlets with very friendly owners.

Thank Darleypete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wee place with some nice craft items. Ideal for a walk around. Have a coffee and buy some chocolate.

Thank Marion E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in this village twice while in town. The first time was in the early afternoon to go to the chocolate shop and then later again in the evening to eat at a restaurant. It was super busy during the day (parking was hard...More

Thank hulagirl98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be put off by some reviewers, they clearly miss the point of this little, quirky haven for artists and producers. Spent a good wee while exploring here and speaking to the friendly artists. Bought some chocolates from cocoa mountain which aren't cheap but handmade...More

Thank Dundee1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brightly painted craft village using ex-MoD buildings. Lots of genuine hand-crafted goodies in a lovely setting. Cocoa Mountain not the only cafe, well worth exploring elsewhere in the site.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to hike Balnakeil Beach and found the many artists welcoming and happy to discuss their work. Created from a military barracks that was built, but never occupied for its intended use, it provides a good variety of artwork and...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "village" is an ex MOD build. Scattered buildings and looking very unkempt. Residents could do with employing someone to routinely cut the grass throughout the place as it looks so un-cared for. Not really impressed with the "crafts" for sale. Cocoa Mountain was disappointing....More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Met lots of very interesting artists in this unique venue. Found unique items not available in the more touristy souvenir shops. Really enjoyed the coffee at Cocoa Mountain.

Thank Judith M
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