A cosy, dog-friendly bolthole with a stylish and indulgent feel, secluded in a ruggedly beautiful Scottish Highlands village for jaw-dropping views whatever the weather.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

The most north-westerly village in the British mainland, Durness is rich in the magnificent natural beauty that truly defines the Scottish Highlands. Think dramatic coastal landscapes, abundant wildlife, and vast wide-open spaces that re-energise your soul.

You’ll find The Cabin at Mackay’s right here; a luxuriously quirky, dog-friendly retreat for couples friends, or small families to cosy up in… or use as a base for exploring this truly incredible part of the world.

Inside, attention to the tiniest detail reigns supreme, with butter-soft furnishings and well-chosen accessories all contributing to the laid-back, modern-industrial vibe throughout.

There’s a wood-fired stove that’s perfect for warming up after windswept rambles across pristine Atlantic beaches. Toasty underfloor heating, wood facing, and mood-adjustable lighting creates an irresistibly snuggly atmosphere to lounge in – if there’s a storm brewing outside, so much the better!

The kitchen, meanwhile, is lovingly hand-built in a stylish mix of copper and black. Owners Fiona and Robbie are keen foodies themselves, so they’ve seen to it that every tool and appliance you could want has been provided… including a large fridge and a slimline dishwasher to take good care of the clearing-up.

(Why not order some delectable local produce to elevate your meals from tasty to indulgently mouth-watering? Fiona and Robbie will be more than happy to help you source whatever you need in advance of your stay… just ask).

When it’s time for bed, you’ll have two elegant bedrooms to choose from. One features a gorgeous handmade kingsize bed to curl up in, and the other downy twin beds, all feather-topped and dressed in fine French linens for a sound night’s sleep.

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At a glance

  • A stylish and cosy cabin nestled in Durness, a rugged village in the Scottish Highlands with superlative coastal views.
  • The cabins sleeps up to 4 guests in one kingsize and one twin bedroom.
  • Full self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchen and an indulgent shower with bespoke fittings.
  • There’s a covered outdoor deck to relax on – perfect for wildlife-spotting!
  • Explore pristine beaches, hike the local trails, and stock up on supplies at the friendly village shop.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Wood-fired stove, sofas, hand-built open plan kitchen with all equipment provided: large fridge, oven, slimline dishwasher, raised butcher’s block with dining chairs, kingsize and twin bedrooms with fine French linen bedding, shower room with towels provided. Covered deck, woodstore with washing machine. Private outdoor snug with stove and BBQ. Private on-site parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, beaches, village shop, picnic spots, wildlife-watching, stargazing.

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What to do when you wake up? Perhaps start with fresh-brewed coffee out on the covered deck, catching up with your loved ones as the sights and sounds of the local wildlife ease you gently into the day ahead.

After a hearty home-cooked breakfast, freshen up in the generous, gleaming shower – complete with fluffy towels to wrap up in afterwards. If you’re in the mood to burn some serious energy, lace up your walking boots and go head-to-head with the local walking trails… as easy or as challenging as you can bear!

Satisfy your palate and support the local community by visiting the friendly village shop to stock up on delicious holiday supplies. Then, savour a well-deserved wee dram back on The Cabin’s beautiful deck, just as the sun begins to set over that awe-inspiring Highlands horizon.

Things to note

Arrive from 4pm, check out by 10am. A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay, for an extra cleaning charge per dog. Please contact the owners to pre-order local produce for your stay. A 4×4 is recommended for winter stays.

Where you'll be staying

Durness, The Highlands

What the guests of The Cabin at Mackay’s say

“This year my 2 week stay in the Cabin was everything that I needed – first class comfort and loved the location opposite the shop on a wee hill with a great view of the sea beyond. Easy to work smart TV, cooking facilities, very comfortable beds and sheets and a log burner for those days when it’s colder and rainy. Fiona and Robbie are available and very willing to respond to any requests.”

“Beautifully designed and well thought-out, the Cabin is a spacious, cosy and comfortable new-build, with excellent beds, a stylish shower and a well-equipped, high-end kitchen. The owner, Fiona, was on hand to provide all the information we needed. A lot of time and effort has clearly gone in to making the Cabin a very high-quality option for those wanting to spend time in Durness, which is blessed with stunning beaches and a thriving artistic community.”

“The Cabin: we absolutely loved this stunningly appointed wooden cabin. Decked out in industrial lights and bold furniture it was so beautiful and quirky, it was spotless and we had everything we needed. It was the little details here that made a difference like pale pink linen sheets (smelling of fresh air after line drying on the hill), the wood burner being loaded and ready to go, crockery made by a local potter, the huge SMEG fridge…..”

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