Top 50 Boutique Hotels


Links House at Royal Dornoch

Dornoch, Sutherland

Offering luxury accommodation combined with the charm, grace and elegance of the world’s finest small hotels

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Top 50 Accolades
  • Top 50 Boutique Hotels Unique Experience Award 2021

The perfect Highlands escape awaits you at the Links House Royal Dornoch, a five-star luxury boutique hotel surrounded by stunning countryside.

Well known for being in the vicinity of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Links House also has a lot to offer those who’d prefer to experience the charming and dramatic landscape in other ways.

The area and the house itself are steeped in Highland history, rolling hills and stunning coastlines. “Here you can feel history in your bones, smell the ages in the cool, seaside air and taste the spring in the scent of the gorse bloom,” Links House’s website says.

And it’s true, your stay here will see you immersed in the ultimate Scottish Highlands experience.

With 15 bedrooms in the main house and suites in the Mews, hosting full bathrooms and walk-in showers, as well as luxurious sitting rooms, there’s plenty to choose from. The new Glenshiel building also features five additional luxury suites and a penthouse.

The main house is a Scottish manor home and great country pile steeped in tradition, having been constructed in 1843.

When dining at Links House, you’ll have your fill of the finest ingredients from the sea and surrounding land. The dwelling’s wine cellar offers a range of old and new world wines from top producing regions and countries.

Of course, if you do stay at Links House to golf, then you won’t be disappointed; the iconic Royal Dornoch Golf Club is ranked number two in Scotland and fourth in the world, with four additional courses within 30 minutes of the estate.

Due to its prestigious golfing links, the hotel was crowned Highlands & Islands Country Sports Hotel of the Year in 2019.

If your sporting thirst isn’t quenched following a round on the course, the hotel also offers shooting experiences, where punters can take in the magnificent landscape while stalking with professionals.

As a result of both the golfing and other outstanding sporting activities offered at the Link, the hotel was awarded a special Top 50 Boutique Hotels special title in 2021, taking the award for Unique Experience.

Key Information

  • NO. ROOMS: 15
  • PRICE RANGE: £££
  • DINING: AA 2 rosette fine dining restaurant
  • AMENITIES: 2 minute walk to the first tee of Royal Dornoch Golf Club
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 01862 810279
  • ADDRESS: Dornoch, Highlands, Scotland, IV25 3LW