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Fabulous, large stone house close to the centre of Edinburgh.



Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Ideal to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

A unique house located within an historical conservation area with plenty of space and ideal for visitors to Edinburgh.

10 minute walk to direct train service into Edinburgh, journey time 18 minutes.

4 double bedrooms - 3 with en suite facilities. Two further bedrooms and bathrooms.

4 reception rooms, conservatory, large south facing garden, small sheltered walled garden ideal for eating outside and wooded area with access to a river walk to an award winning gourmet pub.

Ground floor consists of entrance lobby, cloakroom, reception /breakfast room, kitchen, sitting room, magnificent double height drawing room (with wood burner), dinning room, serving kitchen, conservatory and double bedroom with en suite shower room.

First floor: Master bedroom with en suite shower room, further double bedroom with en suite bathroom. 3 further bedrooms (1 double, 2 single) and 2 bathrooms.

Oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Excellent bus service to central Edinburgh. Good transport links to the rail and road network.

Lots of amenities in the area including the stunning Newbattle Abbey with its woodland walks

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About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

Why The Owner chose Midlothian

Wonderful old stone building cica 1698 that was made into a Golf club house in 1900, lots of history and a unique building

13 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Great weekend away with the girls

  • 4 of 5

8 of us stayed for a weekend at the beginning of june. The house was enclosed in beautiful gardens. It was like a tardis on the inside with lots of rooms and space which was comfortable for all of us. We kept loosing each other on the first night! Kitchen well equipped if you were wanting to cook.

The large luving room was brilliant for us to chill out with a few bottles of fizz.

We wished we had more time at the house but we had lots pf plans in edinburgh for the weekend. The local taxi firm were brilliant and as we booked in advance the rates were better. The taxis were also ALWAYS ON TIME and the drivers were lovely!

We had a few bathroom issues which were due to previous users of the accommodation barry had offered to come outto fix however due to our ahort period of time at the house we managed with the other bathrooms.

Lovely house.and a lovely weekend would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, Accomodating helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for my friends hen do - she loved it! It is a great size for a large group, with Edinburgh centre a short drive away. The surrounding area has some lovely walks, and there is a fab gastro pub near by.

Barry, the owner, couldn't have been more accommodating. He kindly let us hire a hot tub for our short stay which all of the guests thoroughly enjoyed. The house itself has a lot of character and is well equipped with garden chairs, a large supply of pretty cocktail glasses (which we used a lot), a Nespresso machine, blender, etc. The large drawing room was perfect for chilled girly nights in. The garden is private, with no houses overlooking it, and provides a nice space for outdoor games and BBQs. Barry was also very knowledgeable of the surrounding area, and has some great ideas for activities/day trips that are a walkable distance or a short car journey away.

The property was clean. I would recommend this property, and hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing property in amazing grounds

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this property with a large family group and found it to be perfect in every way. Edinburgh city was within easy reach by car and the surrounding area was ideal for

Family walks.

The owner was extremely hospitable from first contact which was very reassuring.

Would definitely recommend - hopefully we will retuning very soon

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne Likewise, it was a pleasure and you're welcome back anytime Barry
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Breathtaking property with unique features and easy access to Edinburgh city centre

  • 5 of 5

A group of us recently stayed here when looking for a suitable base to enjoy the fringe festival. From a practical point of view, we had no issues arranging taxis into the city with the local companies able to get 3 cars to us within about 15mins. It took us about 20minutes to get to the centre despite the heavy traffic from the festival.

The property is genuinely breathtaking with more space than could be reasonably occupied by 10 people. Tasteful and comfortable with an amazing galleried landing and a large secluded lawn.

The group and I would have no hesitation in recommending the property to any others wanting to enjoy Edinburgh as a family or large group.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very disappointing!!

  • 1 of 5

Nice old house in a lovely town. House itself was old and quirky but rather rundown. Double rooms were fine but singles not sufficient for 2 adults .Pullout beds very uncomfortable. Ensure you use correct bins outside or you may be charged for cleaning. Kitchen falling apart dishwasher and freezer broken and rather dirty. I would suggest checking itinerary on arrival and letting owner know if anything broken as failure to do so may effect your deposit!!! Ensure you agree date for refund before you book.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mixen feelings

  • 1 of 5

Great house, but still no refund. And no response at all from homeaway ie owner :(

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Wonderful old stone building cica 1698 that was made into a Golf club house in 1900, lots of history and a unique building

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sunn Inn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Newbattle at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Edinburgh at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M8 at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dalkeith at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gullane at 30 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The house is in a Conservation area, with an Abbey and Golf Course a short walk away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
gas/electric £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 23-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 320 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • There are 4 double and 2 single bedrooms


  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only