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Georgian Manse, sleeps 10, 5 star, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, WIFI, dog friendly

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

30mins M6/M74; short breaks or longer perfect for celebrations, friends, families

Dalkeith House is located in the heart of the small rural village of Newcastleton on the Scotland England border. The village boasts 2 hotels and restaurants, 2 cafes and a pub as well as a golf course, fishing, 7stanes Mountain biking trails, forest walks, and an activity centre. The Northumberland National Park is 30 mins away offering great days out at Kiedler Water, Hadrian's Wall and the dark sky park at Kiedler Observatory.

The house has 5 double bedrooms, 3 have en suite with one large family bathroom. Ground floor living space is spacious offering loads of room to relax and unwind. The drawing room has comfy sofas a wood burner and a 50 inch Smart HDTV. The TV room has a HDTV with gaming and full Sky channels. There are also lots of movies provided. WIFI is available throughout the house with music available in all the downstairs rooms via the Sonos Music system enabling you to play your own music or use our extensive library of sounds.

The kitchen is fully equipped with absolutely everything you could need to host a formal dinner party. Dine informally in the breakfast room which also doubles as a fabulous day room on sunny days. The dining room is large with capacity to sit 12 in comfort. If you don't fancy cooking then get the men to do a BBQ or stroll to one of our local eateries they are literally a hop, skip and jump away. We also have 2 cafes if you fancy home baking and a cuppa! Pushing the boat out for a celebration then we can arrange catering for you, please just ask.

French doors open from the large reception area onto the terrace and patio. The garden is secure for children and dogs with plentiful borders, terraces and patio to sit and while away the time. It attracts the sun for most of the day - the BBQ is a must. A max of 2 well behaved dogs are welcome.

More Details

Barbara Elborn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Barbara Elborn

Paul & I live in Newcastleton at Yethouse, our other self catering property above the village. Since starting in 2009 we have hosted over 2,000 guests and look forward to welcoming many more.

We love meeting new people and showing them our small wee village and what it has to offer. Many have returned time and again.

We are proud to have been chosen as a small wedding venue and particularly love it when the sun shines and we are able to marry couples under the fruit arbour in the garden. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the village and its hospitality soon, if there is anything further you need to know please do get in touch. barbara@dalkeith-house.com

Barbara Elborn purchased this house in 2009

Why Barbara Elborn chose Scottish Borders

Dalkeith House used to be the one of the village manse' and is significantly bigger then the church is was linked too! It has had a varied history since being rebuilt in circa 1850, its most recent claim to fame was as part of the Barbour factory. The top floor used to house about 30 machinists who sat by the very large windows giving extra light, sewing with wares. It now has 5 very large double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms instead!

What makes this house unique

Perfect location for a get away from it all experience. Everything is on your doorstep; park up and enjoy a relaxing weekend; woodland walks, riverside strolls, cafes, pubs and restaurants. A great spacious home from home with something for everyone.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Lovely christmas in a fantastic property.

  • 5 of 5

Although from the photos we could see that the house was beautiful we was still shocked at the size and just how perfect it was. On arrival we was made to feel welcome and great to meet the owner rather than turning up and getting the keys from a key box and having to work things out for ourselves. Just walking into the entrance hall was amazing seeing the beautiful tree and beautiful staircase, our excitement continued when being shown around the rest of the house with all of the rooms beatifully decorated and all well equipped, we have all agreed that the beds were the best we have ever slept in. Preparing christmas dinner was a ride in the park with the size of the kitchen and the amount of kitchenware available to us and to finish it off eating in the dining room with the lovely table and decorations, we felt like we were having a banquet. Another room that was used all of the time was the games room, there are consoles, sky TV and lots of movies availabe, the kids loved it and not forgetting the sonos system that sounded great especially with the christmas music playing.

We ate in the Grapes hotel which was nice and very convenient and also in the Eskdale hotel in Langholm on boxing day which was also very nice. The property is in a lovely location with everything you need and the locals are very friendly.

I could go on about this property for alot longer and I know it will always stay in my mind as a very special christmas that we spent there. We hope to return In the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your feedback is most generous and hugely appreciated, it is rewarding to know that the little touches and the time taken to make the house so welcoming and festive are enjoyed. Delighted that you loved the beds - I agree, they are like sleeping on a cloud and very difficult to get out of! We are fortunate to have a wide choice of eateries locally as well which never fail to delight. Thank you for choosing to spend your Christmas with us, We hope to see you all back to enjoy another season in the house and the village. Thank you for taking time to post a review for us. Best wishes for 2017 for us all. Barbara
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David's Birthday Bash

  • 5 of 5

The House lived up to its 5 star rating.

Beautiful surroundings Quality fixtures, superbly equipped kitchen and public rooms which adapt to any occasion.

Excellent catering from local Copshaw Kitchen, highly recommend.

Family and friends enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing break at "Dalkeith House" and would hope to return in the future.

Margaret and David Sands.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review, always great to read about your experiences. Delighted the house suited all your guests and that our local chef and his team excelled for your special occasion. We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Best wishes to all. B
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Family Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Dalkeith House is a beautiful Georgian House with a nice garden in the lovely village of Newcastleton. It is exceptionally well maintained and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. We came for a family birthday with some family staying in the house and others staying in hotels just along the road. We spent a great afternoon doing activities at Rock UK about a mile away - zip wires private hire of pool etc and in the evening a buffet was provided by local caterers Copshaw Kitchen. They served drinks and canapés in the entrance hall which was perfect for a large gathering and making toasts from the beautiful staircase. Food was great and better still all the washing up taken care of!

This is a great venue for a celebration or a relaxing holiday. Plenty of room in the house - lovely large sitting room and TV /games room for the kids. Photos don't really do the house justice. Lovely walks locally and a golf course at edge of village.

We have stayed in a lot of luxury houses and villas but this is definitely one of the best. We had a great time and Barbara the owner was very helpful with the organisation of our celebration. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your most generous feedback. Delighted the house and all our local facilities fitted the bill and your celebration went without a hitch. We do hope you are able to anjoy a more relaxing time next time you come! Best wishes to all B
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Fabulous Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday had by all at Dalkeith House. This s truly 5star accommodation and caters for every need, nothing at all has been forgotten! Fabulous walks and cycles. Newcastleton has amazingly friendly locals. We had drinks in the hotels and The Trap and also ate in both the Olive Tree and the Copshaw Kitchen. Absolutely gorgeous food, would definitely recommend. The welcome lemon drizzle cake was appreciated also the butcher’s sausage rolls were the tastiest we have ever had! Will definitely revisit this amazing property, thank you Barbara.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to post a review for us. Everyone will be pleased to know we have converted our guests into 'Copshee folk' - the vernacular used by locals after our old village name of Copshaw Holm! Delighted the house met your expectations and that our wee village met all your needs. We were happy to have you all and look forward to a return visit, Elliots the butcher needs advance warning to make more sausage rolls! Regards B
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A beautiful house - didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking forward to seeing the house after the photos made it look so beautiful. We weren't disappointed! Dalkeith House is a fantastic place to stay with the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, the garden is a peaceful sun trap and the living areas are superb. Our boys especially enjoyed the games room with X-box and huge tv.

We spent two half days at Whitehaugh Park taking part in adventurous activities - highly recommended. Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. The Copshaw Kitchen was superb, both for evening meal and take away.

A highly recommended destination for a short break!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, your feedback is much appreciated. I will pass on your comments to Rock UK and Copshaw Kitchen. The house is fab but the best time is when great experiences happen, our village offers a multitude of those, you just need to come back and experience some more! Best wishes to all. B
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Georgian house with all modern amenities made for an excellent venue for a reunion of friends for a long weekend. The house was loved by young and old alike with the kids loving the TV/ games room and the adults the drawing room with log burner. The entrance hallway and stairwell is particularly stunning and a first class Sonos sound system throughout the public rooms certainly added to the enjoyment of our stay. The village itself was a real gem in the Scottish Borders with plenty of choice of eateries and take away establishments for such a rural location. It was also a great half way location for our group who were half from the east and half from the west coast. A fantastic weekend was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to post a review for us, much appreciated. Delighted that you all enjoyed the house and our wee village. People make places; glad you met a few who made your stay so welcoming. Best wishes to all. Barbara
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan - Mar 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mar - Jun 2017
17 Mar 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Jul-Aug 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep - Oct 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nov - Dec
27 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cot with linen £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 20.0%

We try to be as flexible as we can so please ask if you would like to arrive depart on a different day than illustrated. We will accommodate if we can. We are happy to extend check out to noon for short breaks if possible, this will be confirmed on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newcastleton in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Peach Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Red bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Gold bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Red room has walk in shower en suite, all other bathrooms (3) have baths and showers. Fluffy white towels and toiletries are provided. All bedrooms have hair dryers. An iron and ironing board are provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Superking double with en suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with 3 ft superior single beds & en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking double or can be 2 twins, large family bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds both 3 ft superior shares large family bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking double with en suite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Red room, super king double with en suite shower room, Peach room superior twins with en suite bathroom, Gold room super king double with en suite bathroom, Blue room can be either super king double or twin sharing the large family bathroom with pink room which is a twin. Can provide additional low level bed (£50 charge)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Parking is in the village square immediately outside the house. It is ample and FREE. A secure lock up is provided for bikes, rods or clubs. Outside: Large patio and sunken terrace with arbour, beautiful flower beds from Spring to Autumn. Plenty of seating for 10 in sun trap making it ideal for sun downers or spending the day outside. BBQ provided. Large wood store and secure lock up for bikes, rods and clubs Utility Room: Washing machine Tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided along with toiletries and kitchen basics. A maid service can be provided if required for additional cost.

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