Boutique Bed & Breakfast in Balnapolaig, Dornoch
The Steading is a bespoke guest house in Balnapolaig, Dornoch, which combines thoughtful accommodation with good old fashioned hospitality.
Set within a peaceful semi-rural location five minutes from Dornoch Championship Golf Course and affording spectacular views across the Dornoch Firth to Struie Hill, the great Caledonian pinewoods and mountain ranges beyond. The Steading is designed for guests who seek tranquility and home comforts coupled with a five star experience.
We believe that exceptional accommodation is characterised by soothing decors, super comfortable beds, spotless bathrooms and healthy breakfasts served as early as you need. Our guest house offers four beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms with super kingsize beds, and the space and facilities to relax or work, you choose.
The Steading has been lovingly restored from a 150 year old former grain store, perfectly in keeping with the natural landscape and using local materials. We designed the interior in a contemporary style to create a calm and homely experience.
Our purpose is to make your stay a special and memorable one. Please ask us to help with local reservations, airport pickups and taxi service to the golf course and town. Anything that will help make your stay more comfortable. If it’s in our power, we’re happy to help.
To avoid disappointment please note we are an adult only establishment and also do not accept pets.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Steading very soon.
The wild and rugged Dornoch coastline is closeby with its long windswept beaches, and scenic and woodland walks. The world-class Dornoch Championship Golf Course is five minutes away, Or why not hop in the car from The Steading and onto the north coast NC500 route? The Route 66 of Scotland! Cycle it or drive it, The Steading is the luxury pitstop for your journey. With our local knowledge we’ll help you plan your stay to perfection.
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Home Away From Home
The Steading is a peaceful retreat, ideal for guests seeking a relaxing break away from the hubbub of city life. We offer a noise-free environment, the very essence of calm serenity. As one guest described The Steading: “It’s like an art gallery without the pictures, the scene plays out through the gallery of windows, which capture everything that nature gives us.
Transport and Electric Charging Points
The Steading has its own electric car charging points, one for Tesla and one for general use. The steading also has its own minibus for guests convenience, so if you want to enjoy a drink before you head out for dinner, leave the car and we’ll drop you off. For golfers wishing to visit several golf courses, why not reserve a driver and vehicle to take you around? Or perhaps you like history and want to visit Dunrobin castle or other cultural attractions? Hire us to take you around the sights of Dornoch. We can also arrange airport pickup and dropoff. Must be booked in advance, ask us for prices.