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Balvraid Steading

The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
1 of 14The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
Holiday Rental House -
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.
Listing #HL182556
About the Owner
Caroline W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviews (13)

1 - 3 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

Thank JCL220263
Management response:Responded 25 August 2016

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

Reviewed 27 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.

Thank Mabeth P
Management response:Responded 28 April 2016

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

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Reviewed 4 November 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...More

Thank toux
  • 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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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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