Luxury Self Catered Holiday Cottages


Elliot Houses is a 5 star holiday letting enterprise created by Elizabeth and Andrew Elliot. The houses are located on working cattle and sheep farms, which have been in the Elliot family for many generations. The houses boast luxurious self catered accommodation, with wood burning stoves (except for the compact Beach Bothy at Balnakeil), slate and oak floors, granite work surfaces, flat screen TVs, and memory foam mattresses with crisp white bed linen.


The interiors have been largely influenced by Anta designs. These are combined with solid wood Indigo furniture, creating a unique atmosphere which is contemporary whilst retaining a sense of the traditional - this makes the houses both relaxing and cosy enough for all to enjoy.


Scottish Borders & Sutherland


We have renovated four properties to a very high standard, we have two barn conversions in the Scottish Borders, Dignity (sleeps 8) and Time (sleeps 8-10). These are centrally located within the Scottish Borders with many attractions within easy reach. It is 5 mile drive to either Stow or Galashiels train station on the newly opened Borders Railway, allowing guests to be in the centre of Edinburgh within an hour of leaving the houses.


Also the A-listed 9 bedroom Balnakeil house, which sleeps up to 17, as well as a compact Beach Bothy, for 2, will soon be opened. These are situated at Balnakeil, 1 mile from Durness (right on the north-west tip of mainland Scotland). Although situated in a beautifully remote part of Scotland, Durness has a general store, post office, pubs, restaurants, fuel pumps.


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Dignity & Time, Balnakeil House & Bothy are all available to book now.

  • "Exceptional, very tastefully finished. A privilage and pleasure to have stayed here, thank you."
     - Simon Bessidze, London
  • "We envy future visitors to "Dignity" and are reluctant to hand it back! The quality of the furnishings and d├ęcor are second to none. The house and surrounding area is beautiful." - Kerry Benson, Perthshire
  • "Beautiful house done to a very high standard. Housed 3 families for a week and never felt too crowded. BBQ, wine and cards in the garden." - Attrill Family, Newcastle
  • "The only thing lovlier than the house is the view from the window!" - Sylvia & Dave Martin, Edinburgh
  • "Such a lovely place, well presented. Ideal and has everything you could possibly need." - Peter & Val Goodall
  • "What a wonderful place- the house and view are amazing. A perfect holiday base for walks, history, cinema and the Edinburgh Fringe." Edwards Family & Grandpa, Lancashire
  • "One of the most beautiful setting in the world! We had an unforgettable week here. Thank you for making it possible." - Jenna & Pete Vander Poll, Canada
  • "What a week. Feel priviliged to have been able to stay here. A dream come true. The house and location are fantastic. Luxury exraordinaire!" - Maria Russell, London
  • "Have loved every minute, enjoyed the sunshine and strong winds, enjoyed the perfection that is Balnakeil. We'll be back soon." - Carol Brown, Perthshire
  • "The best cottage ever. The Beach Bothy has everything- comfort, warmth, location, view and walks."
     - Patsy & Mike, Devon
  • "What a fabulous place to stay- location ideal. Great walks, cosy high quality accomodation. Hope we can come back." - Stuart & May, Fortrose
  • "Small and compact as it should be- it's a "Bothy" Location. The views, walks and weather were all great. A great corner of Scotland!" - Susan & Andrew, Fife