The House of the Northern Gate

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, one of the UK's most stunning beaches...

A unique base for exploring  Caithness, Sutherland and the Orkney Islands... 


Available for exclusive rental from 2021...

"A chance to really get away from it all..."

The Dunnet Estate

Situated on Dunnet Head, the most

northerly point of the UK mainland... 


1800 acres of moorland to hike...


A stunning white sandy beach with

crystal clear water...


Dramatic cliffs with incredible views

of the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands...


A hidden cave to explore and lochs

to swim in... 


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Building work commenced in 1894 and the house was completed in 1906. 


The Queen Mother was a regular

visitor in the 1950's and the house is referred to in episode 8 of Series 1 of "The Crown" (Netflix).

The house was restored between 2018 and 2021. 

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Dunnet Head is accessible by various routes:


By road

The House of the Northern Gate is positioned on the North Coast 500 driving route, possibly the best road trip in the world (according to Condé Nast).


By air

Inverness airport (with direct flights to London and Amsterdam) is 2.5 hrs away via a scenic coastal drive (or an alternate and even more dramatic inland route).

Wick airport (with direct flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen) is only 20 minutes away by car. 


By rail

From Inverness you can take the Far North Line (4 hrs) through Flow Country to Thurso, which is 20 minutes from the house. 

If you're travelling from the south of the UK, try the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Inverness.



The House of the Northern Gate is currently undergoing refurbishment to bring it up to a high level of comfort and environmental consciousness.


We expect the house to be ready in 2021 for exclusive weekly rentals and weddings.

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