Escape to your own tranquil corner of the beautiful north coast of Scotland. Located on the world-famous NC500.

Welcome to Old Manse Cottage, Durness

Sarah would like to welcome you to Old Manse Cottage, Durness, located on the stunning north west coast of Scotland.

Old Manse Cottage offers luxurious self-contained holiday accommodation in the heart of the Scottish highlands, with comfort and indulgence at its core.

Old Manse Cottage

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Modern & Comfortable

Light and airy in the long summer days and cosy in the cooler months, the cottage is comfortable whatever time of year you come to visit.

Some recent guest comments...

Scourie Hotel may have let us down, but Sarah and Mike stepped into the breach magnificently!

Beautiful and wonderfully equipped cottage -  a perfect haven to return to each day after a week fishing in the wilds of Strath Dionard. Experienced Mike's Ghillie skills on Loch Dionard.

Hope to see you again.

All the very best.

Colin Stead, Cam and Vivien Forrest

1 August 2021

A really lovely stay in your fantastically equipped and luxurious cottage! It was great to be able to have our dog with us and loved the treats!

Thanks, kind regards.

Oliana, Karl, Evie Cherrin and Will the Springer

Feb 2022

Amazing stay, wonderful friendly hosts and made us feel very welcome.

House is fantastic and has everything you ever need.

Very relaxed stay with enjoyable walks all around.

Gordon, Kate and the ESP

April 2022

We have had an absolutely fantastic holiday here!

We chose this as the first stop of our honeymoon and it has not disappointed. Everything is absolutely spotless and we’ve not needed for anything. This has been the perfect spot to explore the North West Coast!

The beaches, scenery and the kindness of Mike & Sarah have made this an unforgettable trip! The view behind the house up the lane at sunset is breathtaking and the sunrise down the valley to Sango Bay is even better!

Thanks again.

Adam & Rachel

May 2022

We’ve had an amazing holiday. This was the perfect place to celebrate Barry’s birthday (thanks Sarah for collecting the gifts from the Post Office!)

The cottage is outstanding and you made us feel so welcomed. All the wee touches made a real difference - we really appreciated the milk and the dram after a long journey and we grazed on the fruit for days. Roy enjoyed his special welcome pack too! An early trip to the beach to watch the sunrise is highly recommended.

A holiday to remember - thank you!

Laura, Dave, Kim, Barry + Roy x


Lovely cottage. Glorious weather. Arkle, Ben Loyal, Foinaven & Ben Klibreck climbed. Cape Wrath lighthouse reached by ferry and mountain bike - seals spotted. Early starts aided by the 4.45 am cuckoo call!

Many thanks

Jenny & Pete, Preston, Lancs.

June 2022

Thank you so much for the use of the cottage.

We really had a great stay and had many a long walk in the beautiful countryside.

The cottage was excellent and very relaxing.

David & Family

June 2022

A Big thank you to Mike and Sarah, lovely couple, a beautiful holiday cottage.

We had such a week with fond memories that e shall cherish and will definitely recommend to our friends and family.

Thank you again

Una, Spence and Mighty Max

June 2022

Sarah and Mike really looked after my son and I when we visited..

Lovely accommodation, fantastic food and friendly hosts.

Can’t recommend Old Manse enough.

Very many thanks

Paul & Ben

July 2022

Excellent location. High standard & luxurious finish. Thanks for the extra ‘touches’. Kyle enjoyed the whisky and Milo loved his ball.

Lovely views to the beach. Beautiful white sandy beaches a close walk by.

Everything was perfect. On the final day we had sunny weather & enjoyed an afternoon on the patio, playing games. Lovely to listen to the sound of birds.

Would definitely recommend to others.

A breathtaking part of the world.

Thanks for our stay

Ian, Yvonne, Tyler & Charlotte & Milo.

May 2022

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Sheer luxury in this fantastic cottage, so comfy & such a high standard throughout, wanted for nothing. Thank you for all the extra touches!

A great base to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

Carol & Peter

May 2022

The perfect place in Durness.

We arrive to Durness at dusk on the 14th November. All other accommodations were closed and we found the Old Manse Cottage sign on the road. Sarah welcome us in a very warm and friendly way, she showed us the accommodation and ask us for our breakfast desires. Everything was perfect. Super cozy, well decorated and extremely clean. Even her husband Mike helped us with the heating.

The breakfast was simply a dream, every simple thing you can imagine, was on that table and all made at the moment by Sarah.

It was a perfect stay with the plus that we were able to be in contact with local people.

If we come back to Durness, we will absolutely stay with them again.

Sergi Enríquez

November 2022

Beautiful, luxurious cottage; a lovely base to return to after a day's exploring the fabulous coastline
& a pleasure to spend time in when the weather is not so great!
Sarah's home-cooked meals were absolutely delicious & a real bonus.

Many thanks

Susan & Pete


We couldn't imagine a better cottage to explore the North Western Highlands.
It is cosy & warm, decorated with love & care. The kitchen is the best equipped kitchen we've ever
had in a self-catering cottage & Sarah's menus are absolutely delicious!!
Many thanks to Sarah & Mike for making this a very special week!

The Gastpar family from Germany 😁


Thank you so much for the most delightful, last-minute, peaceful stay at Old Manse Cottage.
We've had the loveliest, restful break and so enjoyed exploring the North coast from here.
We've felt very welcome including Bert, so thank you...
For anyone following us to stay, we heartily recommend starting your holiday with a zoom over the beach on the Durness zip-wire!
- What better, more exhilarating way to begin your adventures!
Best wishes,

Julia, Jim & Bert


What an amazing time we had!
The most beautiful house, with a beautiful view, in a beautiful place - we can't thank you enough -
especially for allowing us to bring our dogs.
The house is so well equipped; we had everything we needed and much, much more; your attention to detail & quality is outstanding
with very best wishes,,

Mandy & John, Milo & Beau!



Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage & WOW, what a fantastic Christmas we had; everything was perfect.
We all ahd the best time & will cherish the memories we have forever in Durness, such an amazing place.
This place truly is special.
Thank you & have a Happy New Year
All the best,

'The Coopers' Luke, Sophie, Ruby, Lottie & Ragnar x


Thank you so much for the most delightful stay - your cottage is FANTASTIC & so well equipped;
we had an amazing time here!
Special thanks from our dog Wondzice for the wee gift you left her.
Have a very Happy New Year

Natalia, Pawel, friends & Wondzice

January 2023 New Year
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This newly renovated cottage is an ideal base from which to explore all of the delights that the area has to offer, whether it's the exceptional fishing or stalking, hill-walking, doggy rambles or just simply a well-earned break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; this is the place for you.

Situated behind the Church of Durness, Old Manse Cottage has its own access and private parking and can accommodate up to four people.


Old Manse Cottage is thoroughly cleaned between lets to recognised Covid - 19 safe standards.


Member of the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers.

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