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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

#1 Golf Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

#1 Luxury Hotel in the Highlands - The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017

Golf Digest 18 Coolest Places to Stay - 2017

TripAdvisor 2015 #7 Luxury Hotel in United Kingdom

Links House Announces 6-Suite Expansion at Glenshiel

Set To Open Spring 2017

Support provided by Highland & Island Enterprise


Links House at Royal Dornoch, the award winning country house hotel and restaurant adjacent to the 1st tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, is pleased to announce a major expansion set to open Spring 2017.  The 6-bedroom addition is set on adjacent property historically known as Glenshiel.  The new building is of exquisite Victorian architecture and perfectly complements the Georgian Links House. Highland & Island Enterprise has provided a grant in support of the project.

Designed by renowned Highland architects James Maxwell & Company who oversaw Links House, the new building will resemble a stately manor home built circa 1860.  Glenshiel will include 5 expansive suites all en-suite, a luxury one bedroom master suite, and a large bespoke pine-paneled library all with expansive views of the Dornoch Firth. Glenshiel's interiors will be developed in conjunction with Helen Lyon Interiors in keeping with the bespoke approach so well received at Links House. The grounds of Glenshiel will consist of bespoke traditional stonewalls, beautiful gardens, a Sporting Bothy (golf/angling drystore), outside fire pit, and a fun boules court in the front yard.  Finally, expanding the Highland theme of Links House, the 6 new suites will be named after six Highland rivers historically known for exceptional angling and walking.

Links House proprietors, Todd and Liz Warnock stated "We have been tremendously blessed by the reception the tourism market has given Links House at Royal Dornoch and frankly need additional rooms to meet visitor demand". "Further, Links House is participating in a growing global excitement for the extraordinary beauty of The Scottish Highlands, the Parish of Dornoch and of our sacred links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club".  Royal Dornoch is currently ranked #1 in Scotland and #6 in the world according to Golf Digest magazine. Similarly, the town of Dornoch has recently launched a vibrant marketing campaign around the theme DoDornoch; see there exciting video at www.visitdornoch.com/do

Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) provided Links House at Royal Dornoch a grant of £600,000 in support of the expansion.  HIE Chief Executive Alex Paterson said "we are tremendously excited about the vision Todd & Liz Warnock have brought to Links House at Royal Dornoch and the Highlands".   “Links House is already a very significant contributor to the local economy of Dornoch and South East Sutherland.  “This expansion project is extremely welcome and it will make a considerable impact on the visitor experience in the area”.  According to VisitScotland figures, golf tourism is worth around £220m per year to the Scottish economy and directly supports over 4,400 Scottish jobs. Around 12,800 visitor rounds were played at Royal Dornoch Golf Club in 2013/14.  Finally, Paterson added "Their investments are perfectly consistent with the 2014 Dornoch Master Plan the town developed in conjunction with HIE and as such we are pleased to provide both financial and strategic support."

Names Announced for new suites at Links House

Opening in Spring 2017, Links House at Royal Dornoch will offer five new luxury suites and a 1-bedroom apartment which have also been named after important salmon rivers in the Highlands. The two suites on the ground floor are named after the two legendary large rivers in the North: the rivers Naver and Thurso. The three suites on the first floor are named after important smaller rivers located near Links House, all of which are easily fished in a half day trip: the rivers Alness, Evelix and Fleet. The extraordinary 1-bedroom Proprietor's apartment on the second floor has gorgeous expansive views across the golf course and Dornoch Firth. This room is named The Mallart after the River Mallart, the major tributary of the Naver, where our proprietor landed his first Atlantic salmon

Links House has received several prestigious awards since opening including:

2017 Scottish Hotel Awards (Regional)

- #1 Hotel Breakfast of the Year

- #1 Golf Hotel of the Year

- #1 Style Hotel of The Year

2016 Scottish Hotel Awards - Style Hotel of the Year  

2016 Scottish Hotel Awards (Regional)

- #1 Luxury Hotel of the Year

- #1 Country Sports Hotel of the Year

- #1 Boutique Hotel of  the Year

- #1 Country House Hotel of the Year

2015 HITA Judges Special Award

2015 Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards (world's largest travel site):

- #7 Luxury Hotel in the United Kingdom,

- #15 Small Hotel in the United Kingdom and

- #24 Luxury Hotel in Europe

As well as 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards (Regional)

- #1 Luxury Hotel in the Highlands

- #1 Golf Hotel in the Highlands

To make a booking at Links House call 01862 810279 or email info@linkshousedornoch.com 

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Golf Road,
Scotland, IV25 3LW

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