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“Luxury interiors with breathtaking exteriors”
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9 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 17
Durness, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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AlissaK28...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Luxury interiors with breathtaking exteriors”
Reviewed 31 August 2021 for a stay in August 2021

We stayed with a group of friends to celebrate a 60 th birthday and not only were we blown away by the beachfront position - the house stands literally on the white sands of this perfect beach - and sea views from many of the windows - we were bathed in comfort inside the house.
The Kitchen is a véritable tour de force perfect for our group who love to cook. It’s a real testament to the design of the kitchen (2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 2 fridges) that we could seamlessly move about and get on with prepping.
Lovely bedrooms, lovely sheets, nice bathrooms - all in all 5 stars and we will be back!!

Date of stay: August 2021
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Chris C
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A holiday home of excellence”
Reviewed 23 June 2021 for a stay in May 2021

Balnakeil House, Durness
This is a holiday home of excellence. The location, the facilities, the decor, the comfort, the warmth and the cleanliness make it the ultimate destination for family and friends.
Our family occupied Balnakeil House for the Spring Bank Holiday week in 2021 which followed a very difficult year for all with separation and isolation due to the pandemic so this was an opportunity for us to reunite in the most comfortable surroundings you could possibly want.
The house despite its magnificent size had been thoroughly cleaned. The bedrooms spacious, excellent mattresses, pillows and bedding. The bathrooms numerous and spotlessly clean. The kitchen and dining areas superbly equipped. Lounge and entertainment areas very comfortable. The heating system is so well designed that we had no need to light the supplementary wood burning stoves. Drying and laundry room large and well provided for drying beach and wet clothing. A separate beach room with everything that children could possibly want for playing on the beach. The room was large enough to store our kayak and would be a secure place for bikes when not in use.
The location is great for hill walking, rock climbing, beach/sea activities, running and bird watching and much more.
A big thank you to Liz and the team for providing this 6 star facility.

Date of stay: May 2021
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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marcushil...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic House - highly recommend”
Reviewed 10 September 2020 for a stay in August 2020

The house was brilliant and catered for every need. The setting is unrivalled - metres from the beach and golf course, while the house itself is spacious and although we were a large group we never felt on top of each other. The large open plan kitchen was great for evening suppers and the bedrooms very comfortable. We will hopefully be coming back next year! Thank you.

Date of stay: August 2020
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jackiemT4...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect luxury holiday staycation”
Reviewed 19 August 2020 for a stay in August 2020

The most beautiful house, perfect for a large group of people, set in a stunning location, just on the edge of Balnakeil Bay. Our children loved being able to walk straight out onto the beach in their wetsuits and swim/kayak or simply play on the beach. We loved the bay of white sand for walking along and finding some peace. The house itself is really spacious, so even if you are part of a large group it doesn't feel crowded and the owners appear to have thought of everything. We dined in the beautiful dining room, and enjoyed suppers around the big kitchen table. The comfortable beds ensured we had the best sleep for a long time. Highly recommend!

Date of stay: August 2020
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Darran W
london, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow, just wow”
Reviewed 8 February 2020 for a stay in December 2019
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Planned as a christmas get away for a few friends. Christmas and New Year at Balnakeil House was just an amazing experience. From the day we arrived to the day we left, 11 days in total, the whole holiday was just great. The house is beautiful, the location is stunning. The walks are breathtaking, the two dogs we had with us were shattered at the end of it all.
There is a very well stocked Spar shop in the village. We went shopping in Inverness on the way through to get the majority of the christmas and new year meals.
We ate far to much and drank far to much but what a great way to unwind and what a location to do it in.
I could not recommend this house enough .

Date of stay: December 2019
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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