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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Chateau / Manor House in Dalkeith, Nr. Edinburgh, Scotland - Unnique Country Location 20 minutes to Edinburgh City Centre

Where History Meets Luxury Stay at The Old Millhouse situated in the Historic Town of Dalkeith. Set in 3 .5 acres of sweeping lawns with the River Esk wrapping its way round the perimeter.

5 mins walk to the town centre and local restaurants. The house is also conveniently reached in 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 1 hour from Glasgow Airport, the local train station Eskbank a short 5 minute drive or taxi from the house takes you into Edinburgh centre in 10 minutes and access to main line to the North and South.

The house has central heating throughout, a real flame gas fire keeps you cosy in the Orangery and for an authentic country house atmosphere light the open log fire in the drawing room, where seasoned dried logs all chopped and ready to go.

Wi fi is available throughout the building and smart TV s to watch in drawing room and kitchen. A fully equipped kitchen is at your disposal, with induction range cooker, a coffee machine is available to make your mornings latte.

A fully stocked Fridge full of breakfast goodies is prepared for your arrival and the freezer has all the ice you will need.

A selection of teas and coffees are provided for the duration of your stay.

The house has 5 beautiful decorated bedrooms with the world famous Hypnos Beds which ensure a perfect nights sleep, feather duvets or Wool duvet can be requested, pure white cotton bedlinen and quilts adorn every bed.

All bedrooms are en suite with Bath robes, fluffy white towels and Scottish toiletries and Fresh flowers just add that finishing touch

The soothing sounds of the river make it hard to believe you’re just a few miles from the city centre, and as you wander the woodland and banks of the South Esk, the wonderful variety of trees means birdsong is never far away. The sweeping green lawns take you to the river,

Fishing can be arranged at no extra charge and the house is perfectly set up for a group of enthusiasts or friends who’d like to try their hand with a rod. The river is home to sea trout and the occasional salmon and depending on the season, its banks are scattered with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.

The South facing outside patio with BBQ perfect for outdoor eating and enjoying the evening sun.

A meet and greet service will welcome you to the house with a chilled glass of bubbly or a lovely cup of tea whatever you prefer.

Enjoy our complimentary wines, beers and a selection of spirits supplied in our bar snug room.

House management reside in the grounds so are available to assist with any questions you may have.

Luxury mini bus transport is available to hire if wishing to visit surrounding areas or even other parts of Scotland.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am an experienced Hospitality Manager, with over 10 years managing Holiday Let Business. if requested I am happy to organise everything from a home made afternoon tea to a full banquet for your guests. Attention to detail is my forte and providing a stress fee comfortable stay for my guests.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the Old Millhouse was just perfect for a multi generation family holiday, the location made it the ideal base for visits to Edinburgh and the surrounding coastal beauty spots.

The babies loved the outdoor space where they were amused Sally's chickens, and the huge garden provided the ideal place to let off steam before settling in for cosy dining and a proper family evening together.

The house is on three floors which we found to be an advantage as we all had plenty of room to spread out and have some quiet time, or not feel cramped if we wanted to be all together cooking in the family kitchen or relaxing in either of the two sitting rooms.

Everywhere was stylishly furnished to an exceptional standard well above the norm for a rental property. This is truly a home from home experience which we have recommended to other families who appreciate nice things.

The Levack family
Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, perfect for our needs. It is very well designed, maintained and equipped. Sally is delightful and ensured we had the perfect stay, with help about transport, food, the locality etc. She rang taxi firms on our behalf : little extras like that made it all so easy for us and a great stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The 1703 Old Millhouse was a complete renovation project, the house had been abandoned and was on the Historic danger list my partner and I have painstakingly restored this stunning property . Its location is quite unique being in the centre of a town but with 3.5 acres of tranquil gardens and River frontage.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Witherspoons at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Newbattle at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Eskbank at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Edinburgh Bypass at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cavelerie at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 70 Miles Nearest Beach : Portobello at 8 Miles Car: recommended


Driving Distance to beach 20 mins.


Edinburgh Airport, 10 Miles. 20 minutes Drive. Glasgow Airport 55 Miles. 50 Mins Drive. Newcastle Airport 2 Hour Drive.


The House is situated in Dalkeith Town. Roslyn Village 4 Miles. Edinburgh City Centre 8 Miles. Scottish Border Towns 20 Miles.

Further Details:

Lydl Supermarket 5 Minutes Walking distance. Banks, Chemists, Local shops. cafes and pubs. The Papermill award winning restaurant www.thepapermill-lasswade.co.uk 7 mins drive from the house

Fantastic Italian Restaurant 10 minutes walk from the house.

24 hrs Local Bus Transport to Edinburgh at the end of the our drive, 25 minutes journey into the city.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
10% Deposit to Secure date. Balance 6 weeks prior to arrival. full terms and conditions will be sent prior to conformation of booking. Pay Pal can be arranged. Damage deposit £1000.Refunable .

Changeover Day:
Flexible Changeover days

Notes on prices:
Please note Weekend Nights are £850.00 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Privacy, seclusion but also nearby to everything.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Guest Bedroom One, en suite Rain Shower over bath, Guest Bedroom Two en Ensuite Rain Shower, Guest Bedroom Three Ensuite Bathroom, Roll Top Bath, Walk In Rain Shower, Bidet. Guest Bedroom Four En suite Rain Shower. Guest Bedroom Five En suite Rain Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 5 Beautifully Decorated en suite Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Guest Bedroom One with Super King Size Bed, Guest Bedroom Two Kind Size Bed, Guest Bedroom Three (Master) Super Kind Size Zip and Link Hypnos Mattress. Bedroom Four Queen Size Bed. Bedroom Five Twin Bedded Room


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


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Due to River proximity, children under 15 not advised. Outside: 3.5 Acres of Lawns. Patio and BBQ. With Seating for 10. Hammock in the garden. River frontage. Utility Room: Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer. Pulley. Washing Power and Softener supplied. Iron and Ironing Board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fluffy White Towels and Bath Robes and Pure Cotton Bed Linen is supplied, changed after one week. Maid service available. Other: Orangery Dining Area for 10.

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