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Balachladaich Bed & Breakfast

Just 8 miles from Inverness, Dores is a peaceful village with iconic views down Loch Ness. Balachladaich means ‘Rocky Shore’ in Gaelic, which gives you an idea of how close you are to the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. We are a new, purpose built Bed & Breakfast, with direct access from the house straight to the beach, only meters away. Our 4 luxurious guest rooms have en suite bathrooms and private loch facing balconies (1st floor) or decking areas (ground floor), offering a tranquil space for you to enjoy a relaxing break.

We have 2 double rooms, a family room and a room which can be made up as a twin or a superking sized double. The décor of the rooms is inspired by the nature that surrounds us. Soft furnishings and art are created from Harris tweeds in heathery purples, slate blues and mossy greens.

We have a good breakfast selection which varies daily. From the buffet you can select home made granola as well as other cereals, fruit, yoghurt and toast with homemade preserves. If you prefer a hot breakfast, you can choose from traditional porridge or a hearty full Scottish breakfast (vegetarian options available), sourced as locally as possible. Our hot daily special changes daily, but could be something like kipper and horseradish fishcakes, eggs benedict or brioche with marmalade syrup. The glass frontage of our building ensuires a light and airy breakfast area with a view to die for.

Whether you arrive by car, by bike, by foot or by canoe, you can be assured of a warm welcome at Balachladaich.


Private parking
WiFi or internet access



Telephone Number

01463 751300