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Barn | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 61 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Follow the Path of the river Tweed, then up hill and down dale, until you reach a hidden valley and the family's 2000 acre farm . Here nestle two barns beautifully converted and 40 yards apart, each with it's own entrance, with fabulous views over an ancient Borders landscape of drystone dykes and rolling hills. Dignity is named after the farm's famous ram ("Dignity"), The house oozes style and class. Step into a timeless decor of earthy colours in sympathy with the surroundings, solid wooden furniture, and heated oak and slate floors, lovely muted plaids and tweeds from Anta, and well chosen art on the walls. Kitchens (with range cookers, granite worktops, Denby china) open to dining areas: sofas are huge in leather or tweed; multifuel stoves are focal point for cosy nights in - with board games, tellies , books, and musical instruments. You can fish for wild brown trout on the Elliots' loch or salmon on the Tweed- 2 miles away, it's a pretty walk to civilisation (also 2 miles) and a short drive to many of the Border towns. Return to private barbecue patios, small child-gated gardens, sleek slate- floored bathrooms, fabulous beds and pristine linen. Please look at our own website:, click on Dignity, click on room view, click on a room within the plan, a picture of that room will pop up.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gullane 61 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 61 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley Station 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

All bedrooms have ample clothes storage, mirrors, hairdryers, bedside cabinets. One of the bedrooms has twin beds which can be "Zip & Link" into a superking size - guests must specify if this is required.

The 1/2 level bedroom has a super kingsize 4 poster bed, an ensuite and patio doors with a patio area and seating for 2 outside.

The 1st floor main bedroom has an ensuite, and a walk in wardrobe and a wall hung flat screen TV.

A fully fitted utility room with tumble dryer, washing machine and hanging clothes pulley. Outdoor clothing can be hung in the spacious hall. Contemporary bathrooms house glass enclosed power showers and have stainless steel wall hung towel radiators.

The open plan kitchen is spacious and fully kitted out. It boasts an electric range cooker and an American larder fridge/ freezer with ice machine. There is also a wireless didital music system. relax over dinner, sitting at a beautiful oak table admiring the view through the large arched window.

Our handbook gives details of local and Edinburgh information maps/ walks/ activities and tourist attractions, along with contact telephone numbers for most locl restaurants, services, and ammenities. Horseriding, golf, fishing, and clay pigeon shooting can all be arranged.

Further details outdoors

Dignity sits within it's own grounds with private parking. Gardens are maintained weekly. There is a beautiful view from the patio garden, where you can make use of the charcoal barbecue and picnic bench. Cool boxes and picnic ware can be used, if you want to take advantage of the many beautiful border walks - there are maps and details of walks printed off and left in Dignity, or if you would rather walk to the loch have a picnic and try to catch a wild brown trout. One of the Border Cycle routes passes by the roadend. Galashiels is 6 miles away with a 24 hr Tesco, Asda, a Marks and Spencers simply food shop, swimming pool,tennis centre, cinema, play parks.Edinburgh is within easy reach (32 miles away).

Further details

Good Housekeeping deposit £300

Dogs downstairs only, to be kept in utility room overnight. extra £25/ per week/per dog

No smoking

Changeover day normally a Saturday vacate by 10 am arrive from 4pm onwards.

Short breaks by arrangement

Dignity rental includes all linen and white towels

Our Elliothouses welcome pack includes fresh bread, butter, milk, coffee, tea , and cereal etc, ready for your arrival.

Minimum 3 night stay

7 night stay High season £1300. Low season £950

3 nights short break available September - June

Christmas £1500 pwk. New Year £ 1700 pwk

The Scottish Borders region

Fall under the spell of the beauty and enthralling history of the Scottish Borders. Discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands of this outstanding part of the world.

Lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Borders and experience a wonderful array of things to see and do. Take in the dramatic history and vibrant culture of sir Walter Scott at ruined castles and exciting festivals, uncover a wonderful Arts and Crafts scene, witness the Scottish Borders Common Riding. The Scottish Borders will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

With an excellent range of outdoor pursuits from:

Hill walking: copies of the many Border walks printed off and can be found in the houses

Fishing: be it for wild brown trout on the farm’s own loch (included in the holiday let) or for salmon on the famous river Tweed- 2 miles away,

Golfing: The Scottish Borders has a great variety of golf courses. There are 9 golf courses within 15 miles of the houses (including 2 championship courses).

Mountain biking: Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley. The biking experience here includes Green, Blue, Red or Black graded trails, as well as a magnificent muligraded free ride area. Bike hire, guides and tuiton are all available from Glentress. 7 miles from houses.

Whatever the season, the Scottish Borders is awake and alive with attractions all year round. With it’s imposing castles, elegant abbeys, stately mansions and dramatic ruins, below are a few to get you started:

Bowhill House and Park, 12.2 miles away

Thirlestane Castle, 11.6 miles away

Abbotsford House, 10.2 miles away

Traquair House, 8.9 miles away

The Scottish Borders Abbeys- Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso, and Jedburgh

An excellent range of restaurants are close by, whether it be fine dining or something a little less formal, the Scottish Borders has something for everyone, with a great heritage in providing locally sourced and grown produce. More details of restaurants/ eateries can be found in our handbook.

Ou favourite restaurant in the whole of the Borders is Windlestraw Lodge at Walkerburn, in our opinion it is one of the best in Scotland, not just the Borders , and it is only 5 miles from Dignity and Time- another hidden gem. Must book well ahead


Things to see in Galashiels

Visit Old Gala House in Galashiels (6 miles away).An impressive building with a history spanning five centuries.

Discover the story of Old Gala House, its inhabitants and the early development of Galashiels.

Facilities include exhibitions, family history research, children's events, tea room, audio guide, gifts & souvenirs, gardens and free car parking

Bank Street Gardens, Galashiels, The gardens were gifted to Galashiels Town Council shortly after the Second World War. Today, the gardens play an important role in attracting visitors to the town and they are planted out twice each year with long, sweeping colourful displays set within the well maintained lawns.

The Scottish Borders ‘Sports’ are an exciting series of sevens tournaments held across the traditional heartland of Scottish rugby during April when the local teams compete for the hard-fought ‘Kings of the Borders‘ title.

The famous common ridings, provide almost weekly pageants over the summer months, which are a delight for everyone, not just horselovers.

There are also music festivals and book festivals held throughout the summer including:

Melrose Book Festival held in June, this event is expanding every year, coaxing writers and celebrities such as Michael Palin, Ian Rankin, and Michael Parkinson

Innerleithen Music Festival, held in August, this years line up includes the Battlefield Band, Wrigley Sisters and Dougie Maclean

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31 Oct 2014


"A more comfortable, luxurious, immaculate residence we have never seen."

We stayed at this 5 bedroomed house near Galashiels as a large family group celebrating a ruby wedding. It was large enough to accommodate all of us easily, with room to spare and yet just the main li… More

15 May 2014


"Easily the best rental property we've ever stayed in - I can't believe there's a better one out there"

We (2 families with 2 and 3 children respectively - 9 people in total) had a superb time at Dignity for 5 nights in April. The location is fantastic - on a farm with good walks all around, but also cl… More

13 Apr 2014


"A house to wrap you up in luxurious comfort."

The chocolate cake in the glass cake stand awaiting you on arrival sums up the thoughtfulness which pervaded our visit. The rooms are beautifully decorated throughout with Anta furnishings. The kitche… More

17 Mar 2014


"You won't regret booking!"

Absolutely bowled over with this property. It is superb. So much attention to detail, quality furnishings and decor, warm welcome. So many things that normally need to be brought with you are provided… More

27 Nov 2013


"Top-drawer accommodation and surroundings."

This is by far the best property we have been to on all our many visits to Scotland. Extremely well equipped, loads of space, peaceful location, family friendly but also perfect for our group. We … More

4 Nov 2013


"Fantastic weekend stay"

We stayed in Dignity for a 3 night girls weekend and I must say it is one of the nicest/best equipped/attention to detail houses we have stayed in (and there have been numerous)The house itself is fur… More

13 Oct 2013


"Superb property with very stylish decor"

Super property, fantastic design both structurally and furnishings, very, very comfortable and relaxing with plenty of space. Not the biggest of garden spaces by any means and in close proximity to 2 … More

20 Aug 2013


"I have to agree!"

I did have concerns about staying in a converted barn in a remote village outside Galashiels, together with my wife, my son, his partner and her family. However, the experience was wonderful and whils… More

3 Jun 2013



As a family we have stayed in quite a lot of self catering houses from Cornwall to the New Forest to Yorkshire Dales. This house is by far the best we have stayed in. The owners have spent a lot of ti… More

15 Apr 2013


"Don't think twice!"

I stayed here over the Easter weekend with my family and it was brilliant. Both houses were warm, clean and beautifully furnished and had everything you could possibly need for a weekend away. The own… More

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