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Balvraid Steading

The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
13 reviews
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
Situated approximately 500 metres off the A9 road on a private farm track, the house enjoys an elevated and secluded position, with a panoramic view over the entire coastline, from Caithness in the north to Moray in the south.

Rebuilt from a large steading, up to 18 adults can be catered for in this substantial property. It offers secluded, elegant and comfortable accommodation as a base for golf, fishing, shooting, safe family holidays or simply quiet relaxation in a stunning landscape with breathtaking views.

Ideal as a base for shooting parties, with stalking and rough shoots available on the Estate - please ask for details.
About the Owner, Caroline W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 60 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2011
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL182556
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Excellent - based on 13 reviews
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

we used this as a bee for golf. i can't recommend it too highly. very well appointed and well managed

Management response:

Thank you for your great review, we appreciate all honest feed back. Please accept a 10% discount if you decide to come and stay again. Caroline


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Mabeth P
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Excellent place for a large group of friends. Under floor heating wonderful. Plenty of seating areas. Dinning area suitable for large party. Views fantastic. Stayed last year this was a return visit. Husbands fishing.

Management response:

Thank you Macbeth for the review, i hope you enjoy the very large salmon Malcolm caught. Caroline


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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Fantastic views and accommodation. Photos etc don't do it justice. Party of 17 and we had all the room we needed. Even some party games which lasted all weekend. Cosy beds and roomy bedrooms. Under floor heating was a boost and plenty of seating. Even managed r/c car racing along the full length of the house. Easily found and quick...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (18)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(5)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (22)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Additional amenities & feature info
Balvraid has twin spiral staircases leading to separate north and south wings. The eight bedrooms in the house are complemented by four further en-suite double rooms in separate annexes.

The ground floor has Caithness flags throughout with underfloor heating and comprises a large, fully-fitted kitchen, dining room seating twelve, full-height central hallway, very large lounge with galleried landing and a separate 'snug' room with TV. There is also a gun room and downstairs WC.
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    5 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
₹ 20,091
£ 217
₹ 1,20,362
£ 1,300
8 Apr 2018 -
18 Dec 2018
High Season
7 nights --
₹ 1,57,397
£ 1,700
21 Dec 2018 -
4 Jan 2019
High Season
6 nights
₹ 34,257
£ 370
₹ 2,08,319
£ 2,250
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Four double annex rooms also available at £120 each per week.

Christmas & New Year rates £2,250.00
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About the neighbourhood
Balvraid is part of the Cambusmore Estate, which has excellent salmon and trout fishing; visitors are given a permit to fish anywhere on the Estate during their stay. The Estate also offers deer stalking and rough shoots: all-inclusive packages including accommodation are available - contact us for details. Dornoch is just six kilometres away, with its cathedral, castle and world-class golf course. There are also many other golf courses nearby.

Ten kilometres from Balvraid is magnificent Dunrobin Castle, inspiration for Walt Disney's version, seat of the Dukes of Sutherland and the largest occupied house in the Highlands. You can tour the house and watch falconry displays in the wonderful gardens. At Lairg - 45 kilometres - is the 'Falls of Shin', where you can look for salmo...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 70.0 km
Railway: Golspie: 10.0 km
EasyJet to Inverness from Gatwick/Luton. 45 miles by car from Inverness. Car hire from Enterprise, Inverness.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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