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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 New General Manager: Nicholas Gorton

Recognised as the leading hotelier in the Highlands, served over 30 years as General Manager of Inver Lodge Hotel, Lochinver 

Links House at Royal Dornoch is excited to announce the appointment of Nicholas Gorton as general manager. Nick has served since 1988 as the general manager of the award-winning Inver Lodge Hotel, Lochinver.  At Inver Lodge, Nick developed the initial overall strategy resulting in many industry accolades over the years including, since 2009, managing the “Chez Roux” restaurant in conjunction with renowned Chef Albert Roux. Inver Lodge Hotel is recognised as among the Highlands finest country house hotels rated 5-star by VisitScotland and by The AA.

Nick said “I have had a tremendously rewarding 30+ year career at Inver Lodge but the opportunity to join Links House was too great an opportunity to pass up.  I look forward to leading the very talented team at Links House and to continue to build what I believe to be the finest hotel and restaurant in the Highlands.” 


Proprietor Todd Warnock said “We simply couldn’t be more thrilled to have Nick join our team as General Manager. Nick is amongst the most well-regarded hoteliers in Scotland and has an exceptional reputation for staff management and mentoring as well as impeccable customer service. After completing our 6-suite Glenshiel expansion in 2017 and doubling the size of our restaurant 2018, we have looked painstakingly for the right general manager.  Nick’s experience in the Highlands is second to none and his kind, gentle customer service orientation is the perfect complement to our extraordinary team”.


Nick grew up in Cornwall, having attended Newquay School. Nick graduated from Cornwall College, Catering with an O.N.D. Hotel Management. He is a member of Institute of Hospitality, a member of Chartered Management Institute and Passed Board Member of C.A.S.E.( HIE) for 5 years. Nick has also served for many years as a judge for the Scottish Hotel Awards.

Nick will lead an expanded senior management team at Links House including Javi Santos as Head Chef, Melissa Anderson as Operations Manager, Fiona Herd as Food & Beverage Manager, and Beata Pett as Head Housekeeper. Links House holds 5-star ratings from VisitScotland and the AA, and was named the Golf Hotel of the Year for the Highlands by the Scottish Hotel Awards in 2018 for the third consecutive year. The Orangerie Restaurant is 5-star rated by VisitScotland as well as holding 2 Rosettes from The AA and won Best Restaurant Experience in the Highlands in the 2018 Thistle Awards. 

To make a booking at Links House call 01862 810279  Or visit www.linkshousedornoch.com

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

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