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Balnakeil House

Balnakeil House on the beach
5 reviews
Balnakeil House on the beach
Beautiful Balnakeil House built on a cliff, on the beach
Balnakeil House
Kitchen/ living
Dining room
Dining Room
Drawing room
Games room
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8 Bedrooms , 6 Bathrooms , Sleeps 17
Durness, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Balnakeil is an A listed nine bedroom Highland lodge which sleeps up to 17. Now fully restored it has been sympathetically refurbished to provide a unique and luxurious experience.

The setting is amazing, all rooms have spectacular sea or mountain views, step out the back door and onto the mile and a half long white sandy beach. Whilst inside enjoy a timeless décor of earthy colours in sympathy with the surroundings, solid wooden furniture and heated slate floors, lovely muted plaids and tweeds from Anta. The superbly equipped kitchen with an Aga at one end, and a stove at the other separated by a 4.5m long oak table, makes the perfect spot to gather and socialise whilst preparing and enjoying meals. A games room with a table football and air hockey, board games, books, DVDs, stove, a comfy sofa and a flat screen TV will keep the you...
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About the Owner, Elizabeth E
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 50 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 52 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL593822
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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in Balnakeil House two years in a row in August 2013 and 2014. The house really has been beautifully renovated and equipped with everything you could need. The bedrooms are very comfortable and there are several public rooms. In fact, for both visits, the amazing kitchen was the social heart of the house and the dining room and...

Nicola F
Greenlaw, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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We spent a fabulous week at Balnakeil with family ranging from 7 to 70 years old. The house is situated yards from the extensive beach and has been tastefully restored to provide a beautiful and very comfortable home complete with up-to -date facilities. There was plenty of space to accommodate our extended family, whether cooking together, dining around the wonderful...

Abby I
Troon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Balnakeil, situated in a beautiful location right on the beach, is the perfect accommodation for a large group of people looking to get away for a memorable vacation. The house itself is very well equipped, and was very nicely decorated for the festive period (New Year). With a variety of rooms, a very social environment can be created, as well...

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (18)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (18)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(11)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    4 Full baths
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    11 Twins
    3 Fulls
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Dec 2, 2017 -
Dec 8, 2017
Week 48
7 nights
Dec 9, 2017 -
Dec 15, 2017
Week 49
7 nights
Dec 16, 2017 -
Dec 22, 2017
Week 50
7 nights
Jan 6, 2018 -
Jan 12, 2018
Week 1
7 nights
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About the neighborhood
The most North Westerly village in mainland Scotland, the ancient village of Durness, unspoilt by modern convention, offers a truly peaceful location amidst awe inspiring landscape. The village is steeped in history and boasts evidence of an 8th Century Christian settlement, cave dwellings and Viking invasions. The surrounding coastline is fringed with spectacular beaches of silver sand, soaring cliffs and deep caves. It is a splendid location from which to explore the solitude of the Highlands whilst watching the varied wildlife, or enjoying a spot of golf on Britain's most northerly golf course. Vist Smoo Cave, a large sea cave with a tiny river running through, and the large colony of puffins at nearby Faraid Head, offering a superb opportunity for wildlife photography. The local Cr... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 111.2 mi
Railway: Lairg: 57.2 mi
Fly to Inverness, hire a car.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk.
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