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Balnakeil House - Scottish Highland Holiday House by the Beach

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9 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
17 guests
7 nights minimum
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A deluxe Elliot Houses holiday house in Durness, a beautiful area of Scotland. All rooms have spectacular sea or mountain views. This A-listed eighteenth century mansion is the ultimate holiday house by the beach for up to 17 adults. Balnakeil House is situated in a stunning environment in the North West Highlands of Scotland. It is in a courtyard setting with Southerly aspect, so the sun shines on the house for most of the day. Now fully restored it has been sympathetically refurbished to provide a unique and luxurious experience. The setting is magical - step out the back door onto the mile and a half long white sandy beach that is Balnakeil Bay. Inside, enjoy solid wooden furniture, heated slate floors and a timeless décor of earthy colours in sympathy with the surroundings, paired wi...A deluxe Elliot Houses holiday house in Durness, a beautiful area of Scotland. All rooms have spectacular sea or mountain views. This A-listed eighteenth century mansion is the ultimate holiday house by the beach for up to 17 adults. Balnakeil House is situated in a stunning environment in the North West Highlands of Scotland. It is in a courtyard setting with Southerly aspect, so the sun shines on the house for most of the day. Now fully restored it has been sympathetically refurbished to provide a unique and luxurious experience. The setting is magical - step out the back door onto the mile and a half long white sandy beach that is Balnakeil Bay. Inside, enjoy solid wooden furniture, heated slate floors and a timeless décor of earthy colours in sympathy with the surroundings, paired with lovely muted plaids and tweeds from Anta. On entering, there is a hallway that leads to the superbly equipped kitchen with an Aga at one end and a wood burning stove at the other, separated by a 4.5m long oak table. This makes the perfect spot to gather and socialise whilst preparing and enjoying meals. A games room with a table football, boardgames, books, DVDs, a wood-burning stove, a comfy sofa and a flat screen 3D smart TV will keep the young at heart entertained, whilst those requiring quieter moments can rest in the sumptuous drawing room upstairs with a view over the beach, before all gathering for dinner in the dining room. The nine bedrooms are welcoming and exceptionally comfortable, with crisp white linen over memory foam mattresses. Guests have a choice of super king or twin beds in four of the nine bedrooms. At Elliot Houses we strive to offer you a taste of luxury country living in the sumptuously furnished surroundings of converted barns and houses, offering boltholes in idyllic and unique settings. We look forward to welcoming you to our Elliot Houses portfolio.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No hen parties or stag parties. No smoking. Dogs by agreement - 2 maximum, additional fee, please enquire on booking. Lead member must be over 21 years of age. Guests must agree to the full terms and conditions before progressing with the booking.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 4 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
About the Manager
Elizabeth E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
Interaction with guests
Guests can contact us with any queries and the housekeeper is available onsite if there are any major problems.
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

We stayed with a group of friends to celebrate a 60 th birthday and not only were we blown away by the beachfront position - the house stands literally on the white sands of this perfect beach - and sea views from many of the...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank AlissaK280
Reviewed 23 June 2021

Balnakeil House, Durness This is a holiday home of excellence. The location, the facilities, the decor, the comfort, the warmth and the cleanliness make it the ultimate destination for family and friends. Our family occupied Balnakeil House for the Spring Bank Holiday week in 2021...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 10 September 2020

The house was brilliant and catered for every need. The setting is unrivalled - metres from the beach and golf course, while the house itself is spacious and although we were a large group we never felt on top of each other. The large open...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank marcushill
Reviewed 19 August 2020

The most beautiful house, perfect for a large group of people, set in a stunning location, just on the edge of Balnakeil Bay. Our children loved being able to walk straight out onto the beach in their wetsuits and swim/kayak or simply play on the...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank jackiemT4590PT
Reviewed 8 February 2020

Planned as a christmas get away for a few friends. Christmas and New Year at Balnakeil House was just an amazing experience. From the day we arrived to the day we left, 11 days in total, the whole holiday was just great. The house is...More

Date of stay: December 2019
2  Thank Darran W
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Reviewed 17 April 2019

We're a group of three families who have spent a week together on the west coast of Scotland for the last 20 years. This year, we reached 'peak holiday house' with our stay at Balnakeil. It is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The...More

Date of stay: April 2019
2  Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My parents booked this amazing family holiday for us. There were 12 of us. Including 4 kids, ages 6 & 10. My parents have been visiting the area for years and had seen the house when it was unoccupied and whilst it was being renovated....More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank JenNrich
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stayed in Balnakeil House two years in a row in August 2013 and 2014. The house really has been beautifully renovated and equipped with everything you could need. The bedrooms are very comfortable and there are several public rooms. In fact, for both visits,...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank wee_dkh
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We spent a fabulous week at Balnakeil with family ranging from 7 to 70 years old. The house is situated yards from the extensive beach and has been tastefully restored to provide a beautiful and very comfortable home complete with up-to -date facilities. There was...More

Date of stay: July 2013
1  Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Balnakeil, situated in a beautiful location right on the beach, is the perfect accommodation for a large group of people looking to get away for a memorable vacation. The house itself is very well equipped, and was very nicely decorated for the festive period (New...More

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank Abby I
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Balnakeil is on the North West tip of Scotland, and while it may be a long trip for some, it rewards those that make the journey. With impressive beaches, hills and vast open spaces, it is just how you imagined the Highlands to be and more. It’s an attractive walk to Durness (1 mile) to find the shop, pub and petrol station. Stop off at the Balnakeil Craft village on the way and peruse the local arts and crafts on offer, or buy some scrumptious chocolate at the well-known Cocoa Mountain Chocolate Factory. Balnakeil is truly magical, and no matter how you spend your time here, you will regret ever having to leave such a special place.
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Many places you may wish to visit are within walking distance, however a car is necessary.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balnakeil House - Scottish Highland Holiday House by the Beach

Balnakeil House - Scottish Highland Holiday House by the Beach is able to accommodate up to 17 guests. See all property details.

Balnakeil House - Scottish Highland Holiday House by the Beach has 6 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Balnakeil House - Scottish Highland Holiday House by the Beach has 9 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Balnakeil House - Scottish Highland Holiday House by the Beach must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.