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“Perfect in every way”

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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Kenneth A
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 24 August 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
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22 reviews
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“Beautiful & homely”
Reviewed 10 August 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 22 July 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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2carols
lancashire
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45 reviews
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“perfect and cozy in every way !!!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

stayed in this beautiful cottage over christmas. Despite the storms we felt very cozy and safe with the roaring victorian open fire. the cottage has everything we needed to cook our christmas dinner. we had lots of fun making use of the board games on days of bad weather. our teen girls where very grateful for the wifi. the sleepy village of kirtomy has beautiful views of the sea which i could see from the kitchen window. there is useful information in the cottage on many walks in the area . we did a short walk to kirtomy harbour ,and went to farr bay which is a lovely beach. we would like to return here and see it in the summer, with more daylight hours. thanks caroline :)

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Liked best: the cozy warm feeling inside
Liked least: going back home
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Ericatayl...
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing views from a cosy cottage in one of the most stunning parts of the world.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

A warm, cosy cottage providing all the home from home comforts you could wish for for a weeks holiday. We enjoyed plenty of walks either right on the doorstep, or a short car ride away. We really enjoyed visiting the Bettyhill museum and the beautiful sandy beach behind it, Castle Varrich with it's beautiful views and the boggy moors walk at the RSPB in Forsinard. The cottage has everything you need after a long day out, cosy fires and comfy sofas. It even has plenty to do if you fancy a quiet day in, games, books and dvds. We hope to return one day soon to Ceol-na-Mara, we had a wonderful time.

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