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Lodge | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 17
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 young at heart entertained, whilst those requiring quieter moments can rest in the sumptuous drawing room upstairs, with a view over the beach, before all joining up for dinner in the dining room. The nine bedrooms are welcoming and exceptionally comfortable, with crisp white linen over memory foam mattresses.
It is a pretty walk to Durness (1 mile) to find the shop, pub, and petrol station, stop by the Craft village on the way and browse the local arts and crafts on offer, or buy some tasty chocolate at the well-known Chocolate Factory
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Balnakeil house sits on the beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 179 km, Nearest railway: Lairg 92 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (11), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Caithness and Sutherland region
With magnificent mountains, a rugged coastline and wide unpolluted beaches... Sutherland is the perfect self catering holiday destination.
There's something for eveyone all year round, including:
• Superb hill and mountain walking
• Salmon, trout and sea fishing.
• An abundance of hill lochs
• Deer stalking
• Magnificent, unpolluted beaches
• Glorious Balnakeil Bay
• A unique craft village, established over thirty years ago
• Nine-hole golf links
• Traditional highland fishing port of Kinlochbervie nearby
• Cape Wrath lighthouse and spectacular Smoo Cave
• Haunted Sandwood Bay
• Welcoming pubs and restaurants
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 Craft Village, situated on a rather picturesque old RAF radar base, affords visitors the opportunity to purchase local giftware and art, produced by this sustainable, hospitable community. A vast area of outstanding natural beauty, Durness makes an ideal base for touring the rest of the Highlands.
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25 Oct 2014
"Amazing house in a spectacular location"
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 … More
8 Apr 2014
"Fabulous house in spectacular setting !"
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 … More
10 Jan 2014
"Set in a perfect location, Balnakeil is guaranteed to make for a memorable vacation, regardless of the occasion."
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 e… More
10 Jan 2014
"Amazing, couldn't have asked for a better place to bring in the new year."
The house is lovely and the beach is your back garden! Was a great place to spend 4 days with your friends. Inside there is so much space to hang out with everyone, the bedrooms were all lovely and t… More
8 Jan 2014
"The best environment imaginable for a great few days."
The house is situated right on the beach, meaning stunning views from each window in the house. The house was presented immaculately and was perfect for our large group of 18. The kitchen is a great a… More
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