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“charm, peace, balm for the soul”

Review of Ceol-na-Mara

Ceol-na-Mara
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29 reviews
Ceol-na-Mara
Sea view from Ceol-na-Mara
New wood burning stove 2016
Kitchen
Living room
Handsome hounds welcome
sitting room
sitting room: books and guides
TV, DVD,WiFi
King-size bed
Freshly decorated with delighlful authentic touches
Single bedroom (joins small double room)
View from Ceol-na-Mara 15/2/15
Caroline with Cuillin, winter 2016
Ceol-na-Mara snowdrops February 2015
new bench July 2014
view from bench July 2014
Surfing on the north coast
Kirtomy harbour
Farr Bay
Ceol-na-mara from harbour road
Summer view
Tongue
sunset ceol-na-mara 2011
lobster creels, Kirtomy
peat stack, Kirtomy
Riding at Bettyhill
Smoo cave
Farr Bay (2 miles from cottage) Sept 2013.
Farr Bay sunset Sept 2013.
Kirtomy sunset Sept 2013.
Winter view above Kirtomy from peat road
Drift wood
Kirtomy tractor
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kirtomy, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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meg_m
Fife
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“charm, peace, balm for the soul”
Reviewed September 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Has everything you could need or want and doesn't feel like a "holiday" cottage - more like a much loved family home. Cosy, homely and utterly peaceful. Books to read, views to savour, walks to enjoy. Chill!

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
6 Sep 2015
Thank you! We love sharing our holiday home with people who appreciate the beauty of the far north. Caroline
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chuckles1...
2 reviews
“Blissfully peaceful”
Reviewed May 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The photos do not do this cottage justice; it is gorgeous. It is cosy, and well equipped, and the perfect location for a very relaxing stay. One thing to recommend is to get logs and kindling before you go; it's lovely to have a fire. Neither of us wanted to leave, we'll definitely be back

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idoidoido...
Banff, United Kingdom
1 review
“comfortable, warm and very peaceful”
Reviewed March 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The cottage was as described and suited our purposes admirably. Facilities all in good working order and nothing was lacking.
The cottage was as described and suited our purposes admirably. Facilities all in good working order and nothing was lacking.
The cottage was as described and suited our purposes admirably. Facilities all in good working order and nothing was lacking.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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morneen
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peacefull, relaxing, and picturesque. A charming home from home.”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a lovely time (4 days) at this cottage and found it to be very comfortable with everything we needed. Such a lovely area of Scotland, lots to explore and within walking distance of a beautiful sandy beach (approx 4 miles).
I'd most definitely recommend this as a comfortable, cozy place to stay with a lovely atmosphere.
Just wish we could have stayed longer!
Caroline was helpful and quite quick to respond to questions, many thanks x

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Liked best: the cottage and location
Liked least: having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Kenneth A
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

An absolutely lovely cottage, in the perfect location for exploring Sutherland (and Caithness). We stayed for a week, and would have loved to have been there longer. The cottage is very comfortable and well appointed. For one of us, it was a return to the land of childhood holidays, and for the other it was the first time north of Inverness - and the experience of being at Ceol-na-mara was everything we could have hoped for.

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Mcmanus20...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful & homely”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This is a beautiful place for a retreat, all you need is provided in the cottage. Great beaches close by and peaceful surroundings. On our visit enough of a breeze to keep the midges away but sunny & warm enough to venture into the sea! We were able to take our dog which was an added bonus as she loved the beach - there is even a dog towel provided. I would say take your basic starter food with you as Thurso is a 40 min drive to a supermarket however there are a couple of store in Bettyhill which provide all you need.

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Liked best: Location and facilities at the cottage
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Timf734
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant cottage, beautiful place!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My wife, myself and two (uni student) children stayed here for two weeks - there was plenty of room (including a settee and armchair in the kitchen, so room to spread!) The cottage is really well equipped, including lots of books and a good selection of games. There is also an interesting history of the cottage, and lots of other historical/ activity information. It takes about 10 mins to walk to the little beach/harbour. Lots of walks in the area, and an excellent museum in nearby Bettyhill. Also good choice of places to eat out. We just wish we could have stayed longer!

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Liked best: Relaxing, well equipped and homely cottage - hard to pick one thing.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Other
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