Balnakeil House is situated in a stunning environment in the North West Highlands of Scotland. It is in a courtyard setting with Southerly aspect, so the sun shines on the house for most of the day.
On entering, there is a hallway that leads to the superbly equipped kitchen with an Aga at one end and a wood burning stove at the other, separated by a 4.5m long oak table which makes the perfect spot to gather and socialise whilst preparing and enjoying meals.
A games room with a table football, board-games, books, DVDs, a wood-burning stove, a comfy sofa and a flat screen 3D smart 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 gathering for dinner in the dining room.
The nine bedrooms are welcoming and exceptionally comfortable, with crisp white linen over memory foam mattresses.
Sleeps 17 | 9 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Wood Burning Stoves | Sea View | WiFi | 2 Dogs | 7 Night Stays
Balnakeil is on the North West tip of Scotland, and while it may be a long trip for some, it rewards those that make the journey. With impressive beaches, hills and vast open spaces, it is just how you imagined the Highlands to be and more.
Beaches and coastal paths await – stroll across the white sands, roam the Faraid Head, marvel at the sunsets, and even have a dip in the North Atlantic (not for the faint-hearted)!
Balnakeil is heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers alike.
Climb a Munroe - mountains like Ben Hope, Ben Loyal and Foinaven stand proud over the landscape and are a haven for walkers.
For golfers, the Durness nine- hole course is the most Westerly course on the mainland.
Fishing - Loch Croispol is one of the well-known Durness Limestone Lochs and it is part owned by the farm. During your stay you are welcome to go free bank fishing for wild brown trout here.
Nearby you will find Cape Wrath, Handa Island, Sandwood Bay and the famous Smoo Cave.
It’s an attractive walk to Durness (1 mile) to find the shop, pub and petrol station. Stop off at the Balnakeil Craft village on the way and peruse the local arts and crafts on offer, or buy some scrumptious chocolate at the well-known Cocoa Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Balnakeil is truly magical, and no matter how you spend your time here, you will regret ever having to leave such a special place.
"We would gladly come again.
This part of Scotland is breathtaking
and really worth a visit."