Transvaal House

Durness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 2310)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the ancient crofting village of Durness lies this large holiday home.

With simple, no-nonsense accommodation, the property is comfortable and minimal, though well equipped throughout.

Able to sleep nine people in two double rooms, a family room with three single beds and a room containing adult bunks, this home is a great location for anyone looking to go on holiday with a large group of friends or their extended family.

With the village of Durness close by, with its wide range of activities, this makes a great base to explore northern Scotland. Note: One well-behaved dog welcome.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 single beds, 1 x adult bunks. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Large fitted kitchen with dining area and multi-fuel stove. Sitting room with open fire. Additional sitting area in extended entrance porch.


  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove in kitchen/dining area and open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV with basic package, radio, small selection of books/games
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Fuel is not provided for stove and open fire but is available to purchase locally, or can be pre-ordered from the shop before arrival.

About the location


Lairg 56 miles; Thurso 75 miles.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

The ancient village of Durness – the most northerly on mainland Scotland – remains largely unspoilt and offers a truly peaceful location amidst wild, awe inspiring landscapes. Steeped in history, the village houses evidence of an eighth century Christian settlement as well as the Viking invasions and various early cave dwellings. The surrounding rugged coastline is a mixture of imposing cliffs and sweeping sandy beaches and makes a fantastic place for birdwatchers to spy some rarer species. Within easy reach of the Highlands and Britain's most Northerly golf course, the region also offers visitors the chance to see a large colony of puffins at nearby Faraid Head. Situated on the site of an old RAF base, the local craft village offers a vide selection of local artwork and produce.