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The Steading

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Front of property
Premier Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom, Garden Area | Terrace/patio
Premier Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom, Garden Area | Terrace/patio
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1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds

Overview of The Steading

Entire home

The Steading

4-star property
Dornoch adults-only units with kitchens

9.8/10 Exceptional

29 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
4 The Steading, Balnapolaig, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3HA

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About this area

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 67 min drive
  • Golspie Station - 12 min drive
  • Rogart Station - 13 min drive
  • Tain Station - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Alex's Chinese Takeaway - 3 min drive
  • Cocoa Mountain - 4 min drive
  • Harry Gow's - 4 min drive
  • Milk & Honey - 4 min drive
  • One Up Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Steading

The Steading offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for GBP 90 per vehicle one-way. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and homes offer nice touches such as rainfall showerheads and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Deposit is payable by credit card and is due 14 days before the date of arrival at the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Car required


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Hairdryer
  • Dressing gowns
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Free toiletries


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite service
  • Pay films

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Garden

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • No pets allowed


  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Local maps
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • In the historical district
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village


  • 14 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 1875
  • Traditional architecture

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 90 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Steading Dornoch
The Steading Private vacation home
The Steading Private vacation home Dornoch

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Steading?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Steading?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Steading?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Electric car charging is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Steading?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is GBP 90 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Steading?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Steading and nearby?
The Steading has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Steading?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Highland Larder (2.2 mi), The Trawler (9.3 mi) and William Grant Bakery (10 mi).
Does The Steading have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and a coffee grinder.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely start to our highlands tour
Beautiful peaceful location, well equipped rooms and friendly attentive hosts. Lovely breakfast. Could not ask for any more. Thank you!!
Neil, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous property
We stayed in the Sutherland room and it was gorgeous. Huge room and bed, stunning property with excellent food and owners. We’d highly recommend!
Jen, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best.
Clean, comfortable, friendly hosts and staff, great food, great view. Amongst the best we've ever stayed at.
William, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
First rate property
Ed, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location is very good. Really well appointed, rooms are of a very high standard containing everything that you need for your stay. The staff are all very professional and friendly, the food is of a high standard.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very quiet location for good nights sleep.
Stayed here 2 nights. Room we were given was not room we had booked but mentioned to owner and we were given a better room straight away. Very comfortable bed and lovely big bathroom. Tasty breakfast. We did not have dinner as menu not to my partners liking.
Lorna, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel quiet location, beautifuly furnished everything you need and more ,the staff were excellent, really first class accommodation, 5 mins to town centre and the beach, good places to eat, can’t wait to revisit many thanks Jayne and Steve.
phil&marian, 2-night trip
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