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The Rooms

Mackay’s Rooms is one of those rare finds one makes or hears about very occasionally. Located in the rugged and spectacular scenery of Durness, this is a truly luxurious & individually styled boutique B&B where guests can come to escape the stresses of daily life.

Guests who stay at Mackay’s Rooms in Durness have an opportunity to experience Scotland’s real untamed natural environment in the comfort of world class, honest accommodation featuring true modern highland chic. A warm welcome from Robbie and Fiona Mackay, their family and friendly staff awaits all visitors to their highland retreat.


To book a stay at Mackay’s Rooms simply use our secure online booking link via Little Hotelier:

We like to talk to our prospective guests to tailor your stay and experience with us at Mackay’s.
If you would prefer to call us to book our telephone number is (01971) 511 202 or alternatively email us at

Check-In is from 4pm and Check-Out is by 10.30am.

We offer dog-friendly accommodation – a supplementary £15.00 cleaning charge per dog will be charged and prior arrangement is requested.

Please make sure you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions.

We now have no availability for 2022 Season at Mackay’s Rooms. The calendar is automatically updated for any changes/late availability. Our latest addition The Bothan at Mackay’s a small self-catered studio is a great option for a couple of nights definitely worth considering. The Bothan still has some availability and can be booked on our booking page.

Our Rental Cottages also have limited availability which is also automatically updated.


All seven bedrooms vary in size and shape each individually decorated with their own unique style – a combination of simple luxury and comfort.

Mackay’s Rooms feature individually designed bedrooms – exclusive, elegant and relaxed, packed with charm and atmosphere and brimming with delicate personal touches. Decorated with tweed sofas (quirky chairs are a passion) and oak floors as well as the usual modern technology plus much more, you’ll be kept comfortable and entertained should the Durness weather keep you indoors.

The Rooms offer large handmade feather-topped beds with luxury linens – we also have a couple of feather-free rooms with good old-fashioned luxury merino blankets for our more sensitive guests.  The en-suite bathrooms are a dream with oversized baths or showers and Elemis products to enjoy after a long day. At Mackay’s we work endlessly to create a contemporary Highland escape where our guests can feel at home immediately.

Rates & Availability

Open May to October

  • Petite Room from £149.00/night, bed & breakfast
  • Deluxe Room from £169.00/night, bed & breakfast
  • Superior Room from £189.00/night, bed & breakfast
  • Family Room from £210.00/night, bed & breakfast (max 2 children under 10 years)

Prices shown are per room, based on two persons sharing a room per night and include VAT at the current rate. Unfortunately we have no single rooms.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Please call us directly for live information regarding cancelations, late availability or alternative accommodation options. You always get the best rates by booking directly with us.


Complimentary Parking for Guests located behind village store

Eating & Drinking

While we do not serve dinner at Mackay’s food does still play a big part of the Mackay’s experience. We are passionate about eating: breakfast is the most important meal, and our aim is to awaken your senses and offer a great start to your day with delicious homemade food, freshly prepared every morning using the very best seasonal, local and organic ingredients.

In Sutherland we are fortunate enough to have easy access to an enviable local larder.  As the quality of our raw produce is so high, much of our food is cooked simply but with a stylish flair, retaining the natural freshness and flavour. Our breakfast menu changes daily – if you have special dietary requirements please let us know and we will have no problem in preparing something wonderful for you.

Should you require us to we can provide fantastic picnic lunches – perfect if you are out all day in the wilds or planning a romantic trip to Sandwood Bay or Cape Wrath.

Drinks & Refreshments

We offer full drinks service to our guests. A perfect way to relax after a full day, feet up, peat fire and dram in hand!  We also have a good selection of wine and nibbles.

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