Bedroom 2Four poster bed
Escape to the breathtaking beauty of the Kyle of Durness in the Scottish Highlands at this exquisite hunting lodge. Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Northern Sutherland, this magnificent estate offers captivating views of the adjacent estuary and the surrounding mountains with unrivalled tranquility. Whatever the occasion, this exceptional eight bed, eight bath/shower-room property offers guests the opportunity to experience this unique location in luxurious style.
The entrance hall with its original panelling sets the tone for the rest of the lodge. As you make your way into the sitting and dining-area the fabulous location opens up in front of you. Panoramic views of the sea estuary, the Kyle of Durness, the local farmland and the mountains beyond can be enjoyed from the large windows, many with window seats, binoculars are a must to spot a bird or two.
The first sitting-room has plenty of space for the whole family to gather and is spacious enough to find a quiet corner to read a good book. A warming wood-burner is a feature in the second sitting-room and the bar is the perfect place to enjoy an evening tipple. The dining-room has a magnificent dining-table to seat 18, there is even an electric organ for a family sing-song.
Explore further and you will find a cinema room with a large screen TV, a spacious children's playroom filled with games, books and a large TV, the children will have hours of fun. The impressive library/games-room with its walls of books and French windows leading out onto the patio boasts a full-size snooker table and dart board and faces the amazing view of the Kyle. Enjoy a spot of relaxation in the sauna and massage room. There really is something for everyone at Cape Wrath Lodge.
The tastefully decorated, semi-professional kitchen is extensively equipped, for cooking en famille or bringing in an outside chef. Including numerous ovens, a walk-in fridge and two dishwashers, there is everything you could possibly need. We highly recommend the locally owned Spar Grocery in Durness. This village shop is well stocked to provide everything you could possibly need, plus fresh meat and fish and orders can be placed prior to arrival. Fresh oysters can be purchased from the oyster farm located in the Kyle.
The grand staircase and galleried landing leads to the individually designed bedrooms. There is one bedroom and en suite on the ground floor and six bedrooms with en suite facilities on the first floor. There is a further bedroom on the second floor, this room shares the en suite shower-room with bedroom 7, which is located on the first floor (access to the en suite is through bedroom 7).
There are ample cots and highchairs for babies. Dogs are also very welcome. There are outside washing facilities and outdoor kennels. There is safe cycle storage for whatever equipment you choose to bring.
To the east of the Kyle, in the Durness area, past Kinlochbervie to Scourie and Lochinver, there are many beautiful and uncrowded beaches and coves to visit. Licences to fish for sea trout and salmon are easily obtained and fishing from the banks of the hill lochs is free.
Take a trip to the Craft Village to see the various small local craft shops. Sango Mhor and Sango Beg, with their north facing beaches of golden sand and crashing waves, and Smoo Cave, a dramatic and spectacular sea cave set into limestone cliffs, are well worth a visit. The Danish ceramist, Lotte Glob, has created an amazing showroom and garden at Laid village. Fascinating geology walks are available with Bjorn Hardarson.
Cape Wrath Lighthouse is the furthest north west point on the UK mainland and can be visited by boat across the Kyle, then experience a slow drive in a minibus down the old road; well worth a visit. For those who come to walk, the Scottish 'right to roam' means the hills all around are free to walkers.
If you are lucky, you may see golden and sea eagles, puffins, oystercatchers, otters and many other small migrant birds. At all times of year, the area has stunning sunsets. In the summer the days are very long, with the sun glistening on the Kyle far into the evening and the sky staying light all night to the north. In the winter months, this landscape of sea and mountains is particularly beautiful when snow falls. On clear frosty nights in the autumn, winter and spring, there is every chance you will see the Northern Lights from the doorstep!
Cinema room with Bang and Olufson Surround Sound TV and coal-effect gas fire
Sitting-room 2 with fridge, dishwasher and wood-burner
Playroom with TV
Cloakroom 1 with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen with gas hob, 2 electric ovens, steam oven, microwave, walk-in fridge, freezer and 2 dishwashers
Boot-room with washing machine and tumble-drier (leading to Bedroom 7)
Cloakroom 2 with WC and wash-basin
Games-room/Library with snooker table and dart board
Sauna with shower cubicle
Bedroom 2 with four-poster king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 5 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom 2 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and twin wash-basins
Bedroom 6 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 4 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 7 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room 5 with shower, WC and wash-basin (also accessed via stairs from Boot-room)
Bedroom 8 with king-size double bed (5')
Please note the sauna can only be used by adults; bedroom 7 shares the en suite shower-room with bedroom 8 - access to the en suite is through bedroom 7; take care on the steep stairs to bedroom 8 and around the sloping ceilings.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs)
- 4 travel cots and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 8 cars
- Telephone (incoming and outgoing calls)
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
- Logs for wood-burner
The imposing Cape Wrath Lodge, nestled in the Scottish Highlands is a truly one-of-a-kind-getaway.
The main sitting-room is warm and cosy, just made to relax in.
The games-room and library with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Kyle and Cape Wrath.
The full dining experience.
This stylish bedroom has an en suite shower-room and a window seat with views.
Cape Wrath Lodge - your home-from-home in the Highlands.
The views of the Kyle of Durness are just spectacular.
After parking your car enter through the arched double doors.
The grand entrance hall is the start of your holiday experience.
Retreat to the sitting-room to unwind and take a moment to enjoy the ambience of your home for the next few days.
Why not try your hand at playing the organ.
One of two window seats with fantastic views.
Imagine enjoying a lovely meal at this sumptuous dining-table.
Indulge in a fantastic feast with family and friends.
The amazing view from the dining-table.
After eating you can retire to the second sitting-room and keep toasty in the cooler weather in front of the wood-burner.
Treat yourself to something special at the fabulous bar.
Also the perfect spot to make coffee and toast for breakfast.
The cinema room, a great place for everyone to chill out.
There is plenty to keep you and your loved ones entertained.
The inner entrance hall with its beautiful staircase.
There's a playroom for the young or young at heart.
Spacious bedroom one is on the ground floor.
Enjoy a little light reading before sleeping.
The modern en suite shower-room for bedroom one.
The semi-professional kitchen with all the equipment you need to cook up a storm.
A great place to prepare all the local produce.
Why not whip up a truly Scottish feast in the fabulous kitchen.
The boot-room with laundry is perfect for storing outdoor wear.
The long rear entrance hall leading to further delights.
Getting ready to go out on the hills.
For those who need to catch up on work the games-room with table and chairs is the perfect place.
Or challenge each other to a game of snooker or darts.
Or simply sit back and enjoy a drink and the view.
After your excursions make the most of the sauna.
Or retire to the massage room.
The spacious landing showcasing the wide curved staircase and leading to the bedrooms.
Fabulous bedroom two with four-poster bed.
This room has an oriental feel to it.
The en suite to bedroom two has an indulgent freestanding bath.
There is a certain amount of glamour in bedroom three.
A very comfortable bedroom.
En suite to bedroom three.
Bedroom four has twin beds.
And a perfect window seat to enjoy a quiet read.
En suite to bedroom four.
Prepare for a restful night's sleep in beautiful bedroom five with its super-king bed.
Why not enjoy breakfast in bed.
Soak in a bath of bubbles and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the en suite to bedroom five.
Bedroom six is another inviting bedroom with a king-size bed.
Lie in bed and watch the wildlife while the sun slowly sets
En suite to bedroom six.
The road to the sea from the window of bedroom seven.
The en suite to bedroom seven.
Take the stairs up to bedroom eight.
Bedroom eight completes the family suite with views over the Kyle.
Enjoy your unforgettable experience at Cape Wrath Lodge.
At the rear is the log store and fields of sheep beyond.
From the patio see the turquoise waters of the Kyle.
The Kyle and Cape Wrath from the games-room.
Visit the nearby Balnakeil beach with its white sands and rolling dunes.
Sango Bay with the turquoise sea crashing over the rocks.