House of the Northern Gate
Exclusive rental Scotland
The House of the Northern Gate is a beautiful, exclusive-use Highland coastal estate, where an elegant, luxurious house is complemented by a remarkable setting. Come and stay with us and you will feel privacy, comfort, a warm welcome and inspiration from the stunning views.
A beautifully restored 9 bedroom Baronial house in the far north of Scotland
A spectacular setting on Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Britain
A sweeping view of Dunnet Bay, a stunning white sandy beach with crystal clear water
Dramatic cliffs with incredible views of the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands
1800 acres of moorland to hike, a hidden cave to explore and lochs to swim in
The perfect North Coast 500 rental; an ideal base for the best driving route in the world
A majestic Scottish holiday rental for large groups and families or for weddings
The house was extensively renovated between 2018-2021 incorporating a very high-standard of materials and environmental considerations.
Inside, the house has been redecorated in keeping with its original character and local and family furniture and paintings.
Tour the house in 3D and choose your favourite of the nine bedrooms available for guests for exclusive use - each with views of the surrounding landscape and all warm, inviting and luxurious. Downstairs, explore the library, lounge, TV room, games room, dining room and kitchens.
Our goal has always been to make the house and gardens as sustainable as possible. The result is a warm, comfortable house in the middle of winter running entirely on renewables from ground source heating, solar and local wind. Inside we avoid plastics and harsh chemicals.
You can find us on Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Britain with spectacular views in all directions.
The estate includes 1800 acres for hiking, a secluded white sandy beach with crystal clear water, dramatic cliffs with incredible views and hidden caves
Construction began on the house in 1894 by the Sinclairs of Freswick and Dunbeath. It was bought in 1948 by Commander Clare and Lady Doris Vyner, the latter a close friend of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, who stayed at the house in 1953 after the death of King George VI.