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“Great Stay”

Review of Balvraid Steading

The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
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The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
The southern end of the spacious main lounge, with galleried landing. The separate 'snug' with Freesat TV and DVD player.
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The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
The southern end of the spacious main lounge, with galleried landing.
The separate 'snug' with Freesat TV and DVD player.
The large dining room with table seating twelve.
The fully-fitted kitchen includes twin ovens and hobs, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all smal
A typical en-suite bedroom in the main house, all of which are decorated in a similar style but with
The view from the lounge French window
The northern annex, with three double en-suite rooms. The southern annex is a mirror with one double
View from the house across the Loch Fleet estuary.
Springtime beside Loch Fleet, just a short walk away.
The garden with a view along the north-east coast.
View from the house NW across Strath Fleet.
View to the east across the Dornoch Firth.
View of Estate salmon ladder on the River Carnaig
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Dornoch, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Ian_MJ201...
Melrose, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

My family and I have just spent a super week at Balraid enjoying the views and superb location. Huge house with all amenties and lots of ground for the kids to run about in. Can't recommend it enough!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ian W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A fantastic and well equipped holiday home in a glorious location”
Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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13 of us spanning 4 generations spent a whole week at Balvraid for a 90th birthday celebration and we couldn't have picked a better place. The standard of accomodation is outstanding and very comfortable with views from the front picture windows second to none. It is superbly well equipped for a large party with all bedrooms but one having their own en-suite - a huge benefit when there is a lot of people staying. The log fires at night were brilliant and the rental even included fishing on the estate. I can't recommend it highly enough and with loads to do and places to visit in the surrounding area it is a great location for a holiday.

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Liked best: Comfort, spacious accommodation, log fires and a brilliant location
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of the week
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Linda S
Lanarkshire, Scotland
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“Breathtakingly Beautiful - A holiday home from home!”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

My family and I spent our summer holiday at Balvraid Steading this year and I must say this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed on holiday.
The Steading is well cared for and has the most amazing view of the estuary.
It is very peaceful and a wonderful place to relax.
The house is large enough to get lost in, which my lovely mother proved the first night.
A place which we have fallen in love with and are already looking forward to our next stay.
The most comfortable beds I must mention also.
Thank you Caroline and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The view of the estuary. The silent nights where we could sit out in the garden and watch the stars. The house.
Liked least: No wi-fi/internet but that is something we could all learn to live without for a while.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: The standard of the all the facilities
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: The location and scenery
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike about our holiday
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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