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“Amazing house in a spectacular location”

Review of Balnakeil House

Balnakeil House on the beach
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Balnakeil House on the beach
Beautiful Balnakeil House built on a cliff, on the beach
Balnakeil House
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Dining Room
Drawing room
Games room
Lord Reay
Lord Reay
Uncle Jack's
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Robb Donn
Rannoch
Macdonald
Hill cabin
Sea cabin
Downstairs cloakroom
Sea view bathroom
Half landing shower room
Hill view bathroom
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8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 17
Durness, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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wee_dkh
Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing house in a spectacular location”
Reviewed 26 October 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 living room were underused although very comfortable. Balnakeil beach is a wonder. There are many interesting walks close by – shore and hill -– and several nice day trips. Chocolate Mountain and the Northern Delights bakery are a short walk away and highly recommended. Balnakeil House is an excellent choice, especially for a larger group. We would gladly come again. This part of Scotland is breathtaking and really worth a visit.

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Liked best: Spacious and comfortable, well equipped
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Nicola F
Greenlaw, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous house in spectacular setting !”
Reviewed 8 April 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 dining room table or finding places "to chill!" With a beach on the door step, a surf shop nearby, wonderful walks and cycle routes on hand and a fabulous chocolate shop within walking distance there was plenty to keep all 16 family members entertained ! Have no hesitation in recommending this holiday rental and look forward to returning before too long !

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Liked best: The luxurious feel and setting of the house, could live there very happily !
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Abby I
Troon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Set in a perfect location, Balnakeil is guaranteed to make for a memorable vacation, regardless of the occasion.”
Reviewed 10 January 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 as a relaxing one. A trip well worth the long drive, I would definitely return again.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Licy G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing, couldn't have asked for a better place to bring in the new year.”
Reviewed 10 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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 the beds were super comfy. A walk along the beach and beyond is a must - the views are amazing. Would definitely go back - 100% worth the drive.

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RyanG24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“The best environment imaginable for a great few days.”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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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 area for cooking and eating. Furthermore there is a beautiful dining room and lounge area on the second floor. Bedrooms are brilliant with space for clothing and essentials. Could not have asked for a better location to bring in the new year with our large group of friends.

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