Guest house The Steading
Balnapolaig The Steading, 4 Balnapolaig Steading, Dornoch, IV25 3HA, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.2/10! (score from 285 reviews)
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
The Steading Balnapolaig Dornoch is just 1.5 Miles to town, 42 Miles to Inverness and 59 miles to Inverness airport. All 14 rooms are en-suite with Walk-in showers, Scottish Soap Amenities, SuperKing Beds and Pillows. Every room has a flat-screen TV, Sky Sports and movies...all channels, mini fridge, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, laptop safe, alarm clock and charger. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers, full use of Lounge with TV. We have our own restaurant for in-house guests only which does breakfasts We have a boutique bar which we can serve you drinks or it is just used as an honesty bar in the room and the lounge. We are just like that, we have travelled as tour guides around the world and wanted our property to be a sort of home from home but still be a small hotel at the same time. It's where we would like to stay if we were travelling so you are getting what we would demand. We also offer a shuttle service ( fees apply) to town if needed or available but generally we will do anything for you if you are just relaxed and allow our property to be what it is meant to be....non stressfull!
Hi, my name is Jayne and I own and run the Steading (8 Bedrooms B&B) / Balloan House (Self Catering 3 Bedrooms/ Balloan Cottage (Self Catering 3 Bedrooms) with my husband & our dog Ozzy. We are resident in the property but not inside the property so when you come here it is like been in a hotel with the feel of a home but you don't have to tippy toe around. We do live in an apartment with our dog who is called Ozzy and is a sheep dog and we spend the rest of our time as full time carers for my sister who is Downs Syndrome and has advanced dementia but she is still fun to be around and you might see them every now and then. My husband will do you breakfast whenever you want because i tell him too :) so if you like to be up early then let us know, all we ask is you be aware of other guests....it's too easy. Just tell us what you want and we will try to do what ever we can.
We are very close to everything but very far from everything at the same time. It is unique, we live in a small group of just five properties plus surrounding cottages and hundreds of acres of farm land. You will need a car to get to most events, we are just a few minutes by car from Royal Dornoch, the beach, cafes and restaurants. In the winter we have uninterrupted views of the Northern Lights and in the summer we basque in views of the Dornoch Firth..........we don't have midgees, yes we are 99% Midgee free! Every Saturday night in the summer we have the bagpipes playing in town from 8am and is worth a visit on its own. So what else, well we do have four distilleries on our doorstep, GlenMorangie is across the water along with Balblair, down the road is Dalmore and up the road is Clynelish. Our barn, your home for a few nights was a store house for Barley which was harvested in the fields. It was then stored in our Steading and used in the whisky trade for the local distillers at Dunrobin Castle. This Steading is one of only two 'E' shaped Steadings owned by the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland that still survive so you are part of history.
Languages spoken: English
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Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map
Closest landmarks *
Royal Dornoch Golf Club1.5 miles
Dunrobin Castle7.3 miles
Restaurants and markets *
The Steading Bistro Restaurant0 miles
The Steading Bar Restaurant0 miles
The Steading Cafe Bar Bistro Cafe/bar0 miles
Dornoch Market0.6 miles
CO-OP Supermarket0.9 miles
Natural beauty *
Dornoch Firth Sea/ocean0.9 miles
Struie Mountain6.2 miles
Closest airports *
Inverness Airport24.5 miles
Wick John O’Groats Airport52.6 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Outdoor fireplace
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
Pets are not allowed.
- Live sport events (broadcast)
- Cooking class Additional charge
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Happy hour Additional charge
- Themed dinner nights Additional charge
- Movie nights
- Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Wine/champagne Additional charge
- Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Emergency cord in bathroom
- Toilet with grab rails
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Secured parking
- Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Airport drop off Additional charge
- Airport pick up Additional charge
- Shuttle service
- Daily housekeeping
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Luggage storage
- Laundry Additional charge
- Adult only
- Non-smoking throughout
- Allergy-free room
- Safety deposit box
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
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16:00 - 19:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
07:00 - 10:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 22:00 and 07:00
Children and beds
Children are not allowed.
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The minimum age for check-in is 21
Bankcard The Steading accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please inform The Steading in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.
The Dining Bistro is closed from Thu 06 Jun 2019 until Sun 01 Mar 2020