Award winning luxury accommodation & fine dining with the charm, grace and elegance of the world's finest small hotels, adjacent to the 1st tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Scottish Hotel Awards Style Hotel of the Year 2016
TripAdvisor 2015 #7 Luxury Hotel in United Kingdom
Links House at Royal Dornoch is about a journey to create a perfect locale, a perfect retreat and a perfect experience.
Our sincere hope is Links House will afford you the opportunity to look deeper into the Highlands. Yes there is amazingly charming, strategic golf here but there is also stunning history, country sports, restaurants, people, coastlines and much more.
If you love sporting life try your hand at salmon or trout fishing, bird shooting or even spend a day stalking red deer. How about an afternoon touring Scottish castles, beautiful gardens or going antiquing? Dunrobin is just 20 minutes up the coast! Or how about a day touring the natural beauty of the Highlands perhaps heading West for dramatic cliffs, birdlife and massive Atlantic ocean views or North to the remote beauty of Caithness and perhaps the Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey. Just ask us and we will open your eyes to the true wonder of the Highlands!
For here you can feel history in your bones, smell the Ages in the cool, seaside air and taste Spring in the scent of gorse bloom. Links House is dedicated to being “IN The Moment” for more than just a moment; lingering here, walking here and for a while living here. It is about creating space for reflection; a space in time, in mind and in heart. We are hopeful quiet afternoon tea in our sitting room, single malt at sunset on our putting green, dining with friends new and old on locally sourced Highland cuisine prepared by our head chef, or just reading a book by the fireside in our library will be restful, thoughtful, and inspirational. Like the view of the east Highland coastline from the Oystercatcher in Portmahomack, the hike out to the majestic Old Man of Stoer, a 197 foot high sea stack of Torridonian sandstone in the West, the sightline south from the bench at Royal Dornoch’s Championship 7th tee, the gaze seaward from the base of Sutherland’s statue, the romance of walking through Dunrobin’s massive formal garden, the glance up river at Loch Fleet, or the serenity of Dornoch Cathedral in the late summer evening light; there is magic here.
The eight bedrooms at Links House are named after the eight principal salmon rivers of the Highlands: The Beauly, Brora, Carron, Cassley, Conon, Helmsdale, Oykel, and Shin, considered among the most extraordinary salmon fishing regions in the world. We have sought prints, paintings and maps on each of these watersheds and the works are displayed proudly in each bedroom. We have also sought interior design colors, fabrics and furnishings that reflect the subtle and unique beauty of each river. We hope you enjoy them.
We are excited to launch the expansion of Links House with 6 new suites in Glenshiel opening Spring 2017. The architecture, the art, the environs and the feel will be much the same, just wait.
These are the reasons to return year-after-year, like the river’s claim on the salmon’s heart. These are the inspirations that erase the shadows of the Otherworld. These are the wonder-full places we go to extend The Moment. These are the reasons for Links House at Royal Dornoch.
So welcome, you have come to a truly special place, a place of tremendous history, beauty and power.