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Ceol-na-Mara

29 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
'Ceol-na-Mara' – Gaelic for music of the sea – is a beautifully restored former croft house in a stunning position overlooking the north Atlantic. Listen to the waves crashing on the dramatic coastline, smell the peat smoke, and absorb the peace and beauty of this magical crofting community. The croft house was completely restored a few years ago but it retains charming traditional features including a wood burning stove, pine panelling and a Caithness flag floor. Set in a large enclosed garden, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sutherland is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. Situated in the far north of Scotland, it is a sparsely populated area of stunning scenery and tranquillity. Walk for hours in the rugged hills or along sandy beaches and craggy coastlines without meet...'Ceol-na-Mara' – Gaelic for music of the sea – is a beautifully restored former croft house in a stunning position overlooking the north Atlantic. Listen to the waves crashing on the dramatic coastline, smell the peat smoke, and absorb the peace and beauty of this magical crofting community. The croft house was completely restored a few years ago but it retains charming traditional features including a wood burning stove, pine panelling and a Caithness flag floor. Set in a large enclosed garden, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sutherland is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. Situated in the far north of Scotland, it is a sparsely populated area of stunning scenery and tranquillity. Walk for hours in the rugged hills or along sandy beaches and craggy coastlines without meeting a soul.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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1 - 5 of 29 reviews

Reviewed May 31, 2018

Perfect accommodation , absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Brilliant place to base yourself for exploring the majestic north of Scotland. We'll be back 😀

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Betty G
Reviewed December 29, 2017

This is a beautiful croft house located in Kirtomy. We had a fabulous time here over Christmas. The house has plenty of electric heaters along with the wood burner for them cold winter nights. Beds were comfy and warm. It's a fantastic place to get...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank andrew l
Caroline D, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you for your great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Caroline 😊

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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

A comfortable and welcoming cottage which has views of the sea. It has retained many of its traditional characteristics and the furnishings are in keeping. Like most small settlements on the north coast of Sutherland, Kirtomy is remote and windswept. There is a small bay...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank HonestOpinion007
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We own a place down the street on the way to the water in Kirtomy that is under renovation and we use Caroline's place on each trip to check on the progress of the builders. A very convenient, clean and comfortable place like most people...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank dongehring2017
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We descended on this brilliant cottage 4 adults and three dogs- was even better than expected-nice and cosy thanks to super efficient radiators (didn't need to use the wood burner) WiFi worked brilliantly as did the Satellite TV - bedding and towels supplied were of...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Chris L
Caroline D, VR Owner at Ceol-na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you, Chris and family. We are so glad you had such a good stay!

About the Owner
Caroline D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:40%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
Interaction with guests
We live in Inverness so the caretaker, Joanna MacKenzie, looks after the property and ensures that the key is in the key safe. We are delighted to help you with any enquiries by phone, text or email.
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About the neighbourhood
Explore remote sandy beaches and coastal paths. Walk all day in the hills and mountains. Visit Bettyhill museum to learn about the Highland Clearances, before discovering cleared villages such as Rosal. Take a day trip over to the beautiful Island of Orkney. Discover more about clan history at the Clan MacKay Centre. Visit nearby archaeological sites including a burial chamber in Kirtomy.
Getting around
The nearest airports are in Inverness and Wick. The nearest train station is in Thurso. Owing to the remoteness of Kirtomy, a car is necessary.
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