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Fabulous, Spacious And Newly Renovated Countryside Farmhouse Near Edinburgh

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse in Pathhead, Nr. Edinburgh, Lothians, Scotland - Traditional Farm Cottage, 20 Mins From Central Edinburgh

***discount rates for July just added***

Hawthorn House is located down a charming country lane with wonderful views. The village of Pathhead with its family run bakery, post office, GP practice, pub and village shop is nearby and Edinburgh is 20mins away by car. Recently converted from two traditional stone cottages knocked together, Hawthorn House looks traditional from the front and modern from the back.

SHORT STAYS: Please do ask, we are very happy to do short stays of 2, 3 or 4 nights.

It has double glazing, luxurious new bathrooms, a gleaming and airy kitchen with huge folding doors onto the patio. The sitting room has a huge TV, there is wifi and a docking station for your ipod. The bookcase is full of books and there is a big bag of children's toys and picture books.

The four bedrooms have fresh linen and pretty views. There are cream carpets in the bedrooms and wooden floors in the hall and reception rooms. The garden is securely fenced and landscaped.

This link will give you a virtual tour:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4PINMSi2dMM

Outside the back door is convenient parking for 3 cars, there is a generous utility room with wheelchair access.

The house is excellently located for Edinburgh and its many attractions (approx 20mins to the centre) as well as the beaches and golf courses of East Lothian.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

DAVID DALRYMPLE
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About DAVID DALRYMPLE

The owners, David and Emma Dalrymple, live in the UK. They have owned the house for 15 years and have taken great pleasure in renting it out each year for many happy holidays. They also holiday in it themselves but it's so popular they have to go out of season!

DAVID DALRYMPLE purchased this cottage in 1949

Why DAVID DALRYMPLE chose East Lothian

The owners of Hawthorn House have a long family history of living in Midlothian. They farm the surrounding area and have a great affection for this pretty rural area so close to Edinburgh. The property is part of the farm and has recently been lovingly transformed into a stunning new house.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is in a wonderfully tranquil location yet superbly located for trips into nearby Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Festival is practically on your doorstep and yet you can come back to a rural haven after a busy day out.

East Lothian is a couple of miles away, the nearest village there even has a distillery! The beaches, golf courses, walks and restaurants are all within easy reach. Charming North Berwick has a Seabird Centre and even the fast food serves lobster on the pier!

To the South you can take the A68 straight down to St Boswells for the award winning bookshop Main Street Trading or Melrose with its amazing Abbey. Or pretty Kelso.

Or try Musselburgh with its pretty harbour and renown ice cream parlour Luca's.

All this is accessible from your light and airy rural house.

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Toronto, Ontario
5

Truly enjoyed this house

  • 5 of 5

We booked Hawthorn House for a family vacation, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is ideal, just a few minutes outside Edinburgh but far enough away to have the country setting we wanted. The house has been well designed, with everything you could need or want. We were welcomed with tea and cookies on our arrival, nice touch. Having a washer/dryer and WiFi was an added bonus. The kitchen is the jewel of the home and we spent most of our time in there. The views and landscaping make it even more spectacular.

There were six of us and we had plenty of space to stretch out in the house. Everything is new and the house is well cared for, clean and bright. It's located on a beautiful country road that we enjoyed on our morning walks.

There's lots to see and do in the area, we spent a day exploring the Royal Mile and visited the Britannia Yacht (loved it). Apparently there's a great cooking school nearby and I would have loved to have taken a class or two but ran out of time. We did find some delicious treats at the local Pathead bakery however. Also enjoyed a beautiful scenic drive towards Peebles.

Housekeeper, Nicki, was very responsive to our needs and questions and the home owner was quick to look after a problem that we had with the hot water.

I would definitely recommend this house and we hope to enjoy it again some day. As someone previously mentioned, the only downside is having to leave!

Jane S

Toronto, Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Warm and inviting

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and modern bungalow. The location is secluded and peaceful providing spectacular views of the countryside as well as the adjoining farm. The accommodations were lovely! The bathrooms were very modern. The kitchen was warm and inviting and well equipped. We put this lovely kitchen and dining area to good use during our stay. The housekeeper was very nice and had tea service waiting for us upon arrival! What a pleasant surprise that was:) Our only disappointment were the beds. The mattresses were extremely uncomfortable. Hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Modern, warm, clean and comfortable holiday house

  • 4 of 5

Hawthorne house is in a lovely area, great views and not overlooked. As a group of six friends we had a comfortable stay despite the cold weather. Lovely walks from the house. We self catered and found the kitchen to be adequately equipped though would advise others to take everything they need as there is no staple provision e.g. oil, sugar and washing up liquid. The housekeeper was very helpful, friendly and responsive to our requests.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at the Cottage in October 2016 with friends. The cottage is beautiful and the listing is very accurate. It was great to find the cottage was as nice as it appears in the photos. It was immaculately clean, spacious and very well presented and maintained. The location was great and we travelled into Edinburgh both by car and from a local station. We enjoyed the peace and quiet the cottage provided whilst enjoyed being so close to the city. The housekeeper was lovely and easily contactable which made the whole experience very pleasant and efficient. We have stayed in many cottages throughout Scotland and I would definitely recommend this one.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of experiencing Hawthorn House and have enjoyed it so much that we do not want to leave!!! The house is in a wonderful peaceful location, yet a 15 min drive and you have shopping facility's and a good range of Resturant's and a Cinema. Edinburgh is easily accessed by rail at nearby Gorebridge or Eskbank straight into the city center and free parking at both Railway Stations. There is a lovely Baker shop, post office and small grocery shop in the village and the local pub has a great resturant for lunch and evening meal's. A little bit further up the road is a wonderful cafe on the Soutra Hill, a must for Home made cakes!!!!. The house is absolutely perfect for families. The open kitchen and patio area is fantastic for alfresco dining. The garden is safe for children and dog's. The bedrooms and living area are very homely and comfortable and the house is kept in spick and span condition. House keeper and Owner are very accommodating and nothing is any trouble to them. The only down fall is that you have to go home at some point!!!!. Wonderful holiday retreat!!!! Thank you for a wonderful experience xx

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in Hawthorn House

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful - spacious, tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and well equipped. It is in a superb location, surrounded by farmland and visited by a selection of wildlife, including hares, deer and a barn owl. The large kitchen has doors across the end, which fully open onto the patio; ideal for "almost open-air" dining on cooler days. A barbecue is provided. Edinburgh is an easy, and very inexpensive, park-and-ride away, and the house is a wonderfully peaceful retreat after a day in the city. I would have no hesitation in recommending this house to anyone looking for a holiday away from it all, with all the amenities of Edinburgh close by.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

From the Owner

The owners of Hawthorn House have a long family history of living in Midlothian. They farm the surrounding area and have a great affection for this pretty rural area so close to Edinburgh. The property is part of the farm and has recently been lovingly transformed into a stunning new house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Gullane at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Wallyford at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 8 Miles Nearest Ski : Hillend Dry Slope at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Gullane at 15 Miles

Special interest holidays:

We highly recommend Cookery Classes at Colstoun Cookery School (15mins away). They offer a great range of day courses.

Coast/Beach:

There are a huge array of wonderful beaches nearby in East Lothian. Gullane beach is 20mins by car, Tyninghame is 25mins. Or further into Edinburgh, Portobello is 25mins.

Travel:

Edinburgh Airport is 20mins by car. Edinburgh Waverley train station is 20mins by car. The local village is 1mile away but hiring a car is essential for this location.

Distances:

Pathhead - 1 mile

Edinburgh - 10 miles

Haddington - 9 miles

Glenkinchie Distillery - 2 miles

Perth - 1 hour by car

Further Details:

There is a vast amount of shopping nearby! The out of town centre Fort Kinnaird is 10mins by car and has a huge M&S, Boots, Tesco home store, Mothercare and an ASDA nextdoor. Straiton Park has Costco, Ikea, M&S, Asda and TK Maxx for starters!

The local town, Dalkeith is building a new Morrisons but has a big Tesco too. Edinburgh has everything else including Harvey Nichols and Mulberry! Cook food will deliver.

There is a Post Office, Bakery, local bank and Village store in Pathhead as well as the Stair Arms pub nearby which serves very good homemade food.

Charming Haddington, 15mins away in East Lothian has an array of independent shops including a superb butcher.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,100
 
 
August
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£950
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
May June
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
July August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Sept
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £8.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
We ask for £200 deposit which will be returned to you within 10 days.

Changeover Day:
We are fully flexible regarding changeover dates, please do contact us with your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is in a wonderfully tranquil location yet superbly located for trips into nearby Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Festival is practically on your doorstep and yet you can come back to a rural haven after a busy day out. East Lothian is a couple of miles away, the nearest village there even has a distillery! The beaches, golf courses, walks and restaurants are all within easy reach. Charming North Berwick has a Seabird Centre and even the fast food serves lobster on the pier! To the South you can take the A68 straight down to St Boswells for the award winning bookshop Main Street Trading or Melrose with its amazing Abbey. Or pretty Kelso. Or try Musselburgh with its pretty harbour and renown ice cream parlour Luca's. All this is accessible from your light and airy rural house.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The family bathroom has a walk in shower and separate bath. There is a separate toilet/ cloakroom off the entrance hall. Everything is brand new.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King sized Double with en-suite, Bedroom 2: Twin beds Bedroom 3: Double, Bedroom 4: Twin beds

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Outside: The garden is partly paved and partly grassed. There is a stone wall and secure fencing to enclose the garden. The garden can be accessed from the house via the kitchen and laundry room without going outside the gates. Please be aware, for yourselves and your children and pets, that farm machinery uses the lane. We have provided a good fence between the garden and the lane and hope you will enjoy seeing the friendly farmer drive past in his tractor. Utility Room: There is a spacious laundry room off the kitchen with a washing machine, ironing board and cleaning equipment including vacuum cleaner. This room also has a door with wheelchair ramp access to a paved patio and then through a gate to the parking area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the rental. Other: A travel cot and highchair can be provided if you would like. Please let us know when you book so that our housekeeping staff can arrange it for you. We are very happy to have house trained dogs but request that you keep them out of the bedrooms.