Dornoch Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

The Steading is a much sought after bed & breakfast in Dornoch, because it combines thoughtful accommodation with good old fashioned hospitality.  Besides this we also offer additional B&B rooms and self catering within nearby Balloan House and Balloan Cottage.

Set within a peaceful semi-rural location five minutes by car from Dornoch Championship Golf Course. Therefore it affords spectacular views across the Dornoch Firth to Struie Hill, the great Caledonian pinewoods and mountain ranges beyond. Our accommodation 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 eight beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms with super king size beds, and the space and facilities to relax or work, you choose.

Our accommodation in Dornoch offers a full service Guest House. We provide breakfast and can accommodate outside catering for groups requiring evening meals, we have an alcohol license, private secure parking, spectacular views from the lounges and dining room. We are in the most perfect location for those doing the NC500 as we are just off the route and we are just a 5 minute drive from the town of Dornoch. Ideally located outside of town in a semi rural location we are between several major golf courses including the world’s number 5 ranked course at Royal Dornoch.

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.


The Steading Dornoch has been lovingly restored from a 150 year old former grain store, perfectly in keeping with the natural landscape of the Highlands and using local materials. We designed the interior in a contemporary style to create a calm and homely experience.

Balloan Cottage & Balloan House are our sister properties and  provide luxury, clean accommodation combined with the freedom to eat where you want and when you want. Set within 50 metres of each other on the same estate, the two properties are nestled in woodlands with their own off street private car park and only a two minute walk into Dornoch. The Cottage and the house are for self catering only and have all the facilities required to make your stay perfect.

To avoid disappointment please note we are an adult only establishment and also do not accept pets, the exception is The Cottage.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Steading very soon. When you visit Scotland then visit Dornoch!

Why Choose The Steading?


Bed & Breakfast Dornoch

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 has been described as one of the best hotels in Dornoch but most of all it 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. Everything in your room is designed to make you feel home away from home.

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You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome at The Steading Bed &  Breakfast Dornoch. Nothing is too much trouble. We want to make sure every detail of your stay here is just perfect. The Steading B&B prides itself on attracting “like mined” people looking for a relaxing clean atmosphere, child free with spectacular views and surrounds. Those booking for two nights or more find the location and facilities to be exceptional considering its geographical location. So if you are looking for easy going people in and easy going atmosphere then look no further.

Transport and Electric Charging Points

The Steading has its own electric car charging points, one for Tesla and one for general use. In 2017 we were the most northern charging point for Tesla on mainland Britain. We were approached by Tesla Car Company to accommodate their clients request for car charging points on th NC500 and to have luxury pit stops on the way. We were quite happy to support the idea of going green and supporting a new industry so Tesla supplied us with the equipment for their cars and other electric cars and we paid to have them installed and maintained.

The steading also has its own minibus, so 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.