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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

Come home to Links House at Royal Dornoch


Todd and Liz Warnock

Proprietors Welcome

Links House at Royal Dornoch is about a journey to create a perfect locale, a perfect retreat and a perfect experience. 


Perhaps you came to the Highlands for the splendor of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, yet we assure you the Links House experience extends well beyond golf. 


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 fifeteen bedrooms at Links House are named after important salmon rivers of the Highlands:  In our Main House, built in 1843, you will find our bespoke historic rooms: The Beauly, Brora  Helmsdale, Oykel and Shin, all named after nearby salmon rivers of considerable beauty and renown.  Just across our putting green, The Mews hosts the Carron, Cassley and Conon suites each complete with full bath and walk-in shower, as well as comfortable sitting area.  Our new Glenshiel hosts The Evelix, Fleet, Halladale, Naver, and Thurso, five luxury suites with spacious rooms, generous sitting areas, and luxurious bathrooms.  Finally, on the second floor, high above our croquet lawn, with gorgeous views of the Dornoch Firth, is the Proprietor’s Suite, The Mallart.  The Mallart is a full self-catering exceptional penthouse apartment with large full kitchen and breakfast area, comfortable sitting room, dramatic pine-paneled library, elegant master bedroom suite and spacious en-suite with bath and walk-in shower.  The Mallart also enjoys a wonderful outdoor terrace with 180-degree sea views from the Kyle of Sutherland to the Portmahack Lighthouse. 


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.


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.


You have come to a truly special place; a place of tremendous history, beauty and power. 


Welcome home to Links House at Royal Dornoch. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. 

Todd and Liz Warnock, Proprietors

+44 (0)1862 810279 Links House,
Golf Road,
Scotland, IV25 3LW

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