The Steading Dornoch

About The Steading Bespoke Accommodation in Dornoch

Built over 150 years ago, The Steading is one of the original E-shaped barns on the Duke of Sutherland’s estate. The Steading is situated in the beautiful Scottish Highland region of Dornoch and has been uniquely modernised inside to create exceptional guest accommodation for travellers seeking a peaceful environment, five-star quality and good old fashioned hospitality. We took care during the restoration of The Steading to retain the original character and traditional style of the exterior. The Steading is a former guest house which is now run as a four bedroom self catering property and a four bedroom room only property. Why not book all eight rooms along with the bar and second lounges for that special family occasion.

Our location makes us the ideal base to explore the wild beauty of Dornoch and authentic Scotland. We are situated just two minutes drive to the beautiful town of Dornoch, the ancient capital of Sutherland to the north coast NC500 route – the Route 66 of Scotland! And if you are visiting to experience world-class golf, we are five minutes drive to the world-renowned Dornoch Championship Golf Course. With just eight bedrooms we are able to offer a personalised and friendly service to each and every guest. We’ll be waiting to welcome you at reception.

With just four bedrooms we are able to offer a personalised and friendly experience set within a luxury self catering property. For those not wishing self catering then we also offer room only accommodation in our annexe at The Steading Lodge No5. Our video represents the property in its fullest, so if you want eight bedrooms with a bar, two kitchens then just ask for pricing and availability.

A spacious ground floor exclusive guest area is open plan and we invite guests to make themselves at home. Relax in a luxurious armchair drinking your whisky gazing over the stunning scenery of the Dornoch Firth during the long Highland summer days or in front of the log-fire on a cold winter’s night. (groups only)

The lounge area has been decorated in a neutral style, with a laid-back feel. A classic high ceiling and full size cathedral windows create a luminous space, with magnificent views of the Dornoch Firth and the hills beyond. Comfortable oversized sofas to seat 8 guests and a woodburning stove provide a relaxed and warm space for you to enjoy a glass of wine or tumbler of Glenmorangie before dinner. There is a large flat screen TV with 200 channels if you want to catch up with the latest news or your favourite film.

The lounge opens to the breakfast dining area and kitchen. There is a large dining table to accommodate eight guests and a servery area that converts into a bar for evening drinks. Let us know in advance and we can organise outside catering for groups of eight or more for evening meals.

Cattle and sheep graze on the acres of fields that surround The Steading No4 and off in the distance there is a small Christmas tree plantation. If you are up early enough you could be lucky and spy the local deer that stray through the fields. Our patio area is furnished with table and chairs where you can take in the spectacular Scottish countryside.

What’s to appreciate at The Steading No4 Self Catering

  • A two minute drive into town
  • Five minutes from Dornoch Championship Golf Course
  • Great walks in a wild and beautiful setting
  • Log fire for cosy autumn and winter breaks
  • SuperKing Continental beds with all rooms ensuite
  • Chefs kitchen for those gourmet evening meals
  • Airport and station pickups and shuttle service / extra fee
  • Secure on site parking

Bedrooms at The Steadings

The Steading Boutique 'Easy Sleep' Accommodation in Dornoch

The Steading in Dornoch has eight spacious and elegantly appointed en suite bedrooms in both The Steading Lodge No5 & The Steading No4. The furnishings, fittings and equipment are the same in each room, but room size and style vary.

You’ll sleep well and wake up refreshed in a continental SuperKing 3000 Pocket Sprung Bed with Cooling Medi Gel Topper / Soft To Medium, four SuperKing pillows to match and crisp white linen.

The bedrooms are designed for your relaxation and privacy. A 32″ digital flat screen TV is fitted in each bedroom with 700 channels, sports, movies, entertainment and a mini bar is at your disposal with a selection of snacks and beverages, and you’ll find a desk, computer docking station and laptop safe if you need to work during your stay.

Each bedroom has an immaculate en suite bathroom with walk in high pressure shower and toilet; best quality, soft towels and bathrobes, heated towel rail, superior bathroom fittings and complimentary toiletries and skincare from The Scottish Fine Soap Company.

If a full service luxury accommodation out of town  is not what your looking for then why not try our sister properties. We have two, three bedroom properties which are fitted out the same as The Steadings. The cottage is three bedrooms and is self catering and you can have all the facilities with a minimum one night stay. So you get all three luxury bedrooms en-suite plus a kitchen and laundry and gorgeous gardens and only a stone’s throw from the town centre. Balloan house is identical but a little more luxurious , it has the gorgeous gardens along with superking beds, pillows and all the trimmings so you can book one room for one night.

Deluxe SuperKing En-Suite Double / Twin

We have eight delicately appointed rooms across both properties with a variety of  sizes from 25 to 50 sqm. All rooms are fitted out exactly the same with the same facilities but all our rooms are a little querky. We are a cross between a Country House and a small boutique hotel, the rooms have the feel and facilities of a hotel and the property has that country house feel with all views been to the front of the property.

Room Facilities

  • Spacious rooms
  • SuperKing beds with mattress toppers and non-allergenic rated pillows, duvets and sheets
  • Built in privacy and blockout blinds
  • En suite walk-in showers
  • Complimentary toiletries from The Scottish Fine Soap Company
  • Soft towels
  • Built-in wardrobes
  • Two luggage racks
  • Bedside tables and lamps
  • Mini bar with snacks and beverages at very reasonable prices
  • Kettle, plus coffee and tea facilities
  • In-room laptop safes
  • Docking station
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • Large mirror and hair dryer
  • Writing desk, two chairs and reading lamp
  • Multiple drawers
  • Flat screen TV
  • Pleasant Neutral Decor
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