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Croft 103, Scotland

Price point: Luxury

Loch Eriboll, Scotland

Two luxury self-catering cottages nestled on the stunning shoreline of Loch Eriboll.

  • Location, location location!  The sheer scale of the surrounding landscape and extended horizons is awe-inspiring. The untamed natural environment boasts sparkling rivers, scattered lochs, uncrowded beaches, rugged mountains and vast expanses of open moorland.

  • Maximum privacy  The two cottages are set apart for maximum privacy. Choose from a setting beside the loch shore or hill side.

  • Carbon negative  Both buildings are powered largely by a small on-site wind turbine. Heating and hot water provision is via solar collectors.

  • Fully-equipped  Both cottages feature state of the art home entertainment systems, a fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry facilities.

  • Self catering  There is an excellent small food store in nearly Durness and a fantastic array of local meat and seafood available. It’s possible, with advance notice, for food to be provided on arrival

  • Outdoor activities  Durness has something for everyone: from leisurely low level walks to mountain ascents, surfing and swimming to fishing and golf. The landscape is a photographer's dream! 

"We ask all our guests to live responsibly - to consider their energy usage, light pollution, food and general waste. We want to have as low an impact on our amazing surroundings as possible."


Sustainability and values

Sustainability is key to Croft 103, with a focus on low, renewable energy and natural materials. The result is two stunning completely unique carbon negative buildings which sit comfortably in their environment in every respect.

The use of sheep’s wool insulation and wood fibre sheathing results in breathable, highly insulated, durable buildings. Tyre bales, produced from used car tyres which are processed from a problem waste product into a versatile building block, were also used in the build.

The energy required to run the buildings is derived from renewable sources generated on-site. Both buildings are powered largely by a small on-site wind turbine. Heating provision is via an array of solar collectors which provide hot water to large thermal stores.

At a glance

  • Number of rooms: Two 1-bedroom cottages. 

  • Maximum capacity: One couple per cottage.

  • Food & Beverage: Self-catering facilities. Plenty of fantastic local produce available. 

  • Breakfast included: No

  • Wi-Fi: Available via satellite so is limited compared to what most people are now used to.

  • Child friendly: Not suitable for children, although babes in arms are welcome. 

  • Pet friendly: Dogs are welcome. Maximum two dogs.

  • Season: Open year round

  • Minimum stay: Weekly rentals only. Although shorter breaks may be possible in Jan / Feb. 

  • Location: Loch Eriboll - 6 miles east of Durness

  • Access: By car from Inverness (100 miles away).

  • Parking: There is ample free onsite parking.

  • Pick up from station/airport: Not available.

Who is it aimed at?

Croft 103 is the ultimate escape for couples who want to be a world away from it all – together. It's ideal for discerning couples who appreciate escaping into the wild natural environment without leaving their mark behind.

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At a glance

Escape to a wild natural heaven...

Our story

Croft 103 is owned and managed by Fiona and Robbie , whose passion for Durness and Sutherland is well known.  

Why Natural Britain

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Only things that excite us make it to this list. We want to showcase a Britain that few others get to see.  Our experiences take you away from the tourist hordes and present a magical side of our islands off the beaten track. 

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Our experiences are run by passionate, professional and safety-conscious operators. Whether you want an activity that is physically challenging or are looking for a more relaxing experience, we have options to suit all abilities. 

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We care about the impact of mass tourism on our planet and only feature suppliers that have an ethos aligned with our own.  We check that all the providers listed on our website care for the environment and the communities in which they operate.

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We have many years of experience of  developing rewarding travel experiences all over the world. We have sifted through the bland, mass market offerings and discovered unique, special finds that we know will appeal to discerning travellers.

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