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Edinburgh Exceptional Country House

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The Old Millhouse with Swim Spa 8 Miles from Edinburgh
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5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Manor House
The Old Millhouse built in 1703 combines history and 21st century comfort, five luxurious Bedrooms with crisp white bedlinen, ensuite bathrooms to all our bedrooms offering fluffy white towels and bathrobes with complimentary natural Scottish toiletries . Three of our Super King size beds can be split to singles. Sit and relax in our beautful Orangery which allows views to the acres of gardens with doors opening to the patio to enjoy a BBQ in the summer (ask for details for our BBQ Pack) or turn on the fire to keep cosy during our stunning Autumns or enjoy a snug time looking out to a frosty but glorious wintery scenes. while listening to your favourite songs on our Sonas Music System, for an even more relaxing time relax in our beautiful Drawing room upstairs to enjoy a drink with f...The Old Millhouse built in 1703 combines history and 21st century comfort, five luxurious Bedrooms with crisp white bedlinen, ensuite bathrooms to all our bedrooms offering fluffy white towels and bathrobes with complimentary natural Scottish toiletries . Three of our Super King size beds can be split to singles. Sit and relax in our beautful Orangery which allows views to the acres of gardens with doors opening to the patio to enjoy a BBQ in the summer (ask for details for our BBQ Pack) or turn on the fire to keep cosy during our stunning Autumns or enjoy a snug time looking out to a frosty but glorious wintery scenes. while listening to your favourite songs on our Sonas Music System, for an even more relaxing time relax in our beautiful Drawing room upstairs to enjoy a drink with friends or light the real log fire and snuggle up under the pure wool Scottish throws and enjoy a latest movie or a favourite series on Netflix. New for Spring 2019 - Our fabulous Swim Spa (Hot Tub) will be available for our guests to enjoy. Either try your fitness levels against the current or sit and relax while enjoying the jacuzzi jets. The Kitchen of course the heart of the house has a top of the range cooker, Induction Hob with 3 ovens and a additional eye level oven with Grill means preparing meals for friends and family is a piece of cake . Create a lovely table setting, table linen and Harris Teed Napkin holders , Bone China Crockery and Crystal glasses can all be hired. Ask for details on our Private Chefs who will do all your cooking ! Our Complimentary Welcome Pack all has all the essentials Milk, Teas and Coffee and a few treats. Our Breakfast Basket for £3.00 per person Oatcakes ,Bread, Butter Scottish Oatmeal and not forgetting our own Free Range Hens and our locally made Jams and Marmalades . Or take some time away from the kitchen and enjoy the many resturants in the area ,we highly recommend the Restoration Yard for lunch only 5 mins drive from the house or book a table a one of there Scottish theme nights. Visit Edinburgh and enjoy a huge choice of award winning resturants in the city, either take advantage of the excellent public transport or we can help arrange transport to and from the city. Getting to and from the house is very simple as Edinburgh Airport is only 25 minutes by car from the house, we are happy to help with transport to and from the airport or pick up a car hire as you arrive and you can explore at your will the gorgeous countryside. If you prefer to sit back and relax taking in the sights of Scotland we can arrange transport and tours to anywhere in Scotland. The Scottish Borders Railway ,( Station 5 mins by car from the house) takes you either into the centre of Edinburgh in 15 minutes or down through the Scottish Borders this line also links up with the main rails links for exploring Scotland. If Golf is your passion The Old Millhouse is perfectly located to any of the 22 Courses in the Lothians and we are happy to assist in arranging transport to the course of your choice. Walking distance from the house is Newbattle Golf Course, Clubs can be hired. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Due to the unfenced river frontage we do not advise to bring very young children. We also have sharp edged glass tables and a steep staircase.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 5 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
sally d
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
Our house manager or myself (Sally) will meet you and your fellow house guests to welcome you to The Old Millhouse and show you round and explain how everything works, we are also on hand as we live in the grounds so if you need any help we re not far away.
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Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

Amazing place to stay! Luxury, calm and cozy - felt like the middle of the Highlands but was a half hour from Edinburgh centre. Perfect place for our group to catch up, relax and reminisce . Thanks for having us!

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank clarebearalerts
Sally9763, VR Owner at Edinburgh Exceptional Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2019

Clare, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we will welcome you back very soon to enjoy the Hydro Pool.. see you soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2018

What treats await you as you enter the gate of the Old Mill House property after a short drive from Edinburgh. Greeted by the lovely owner Sally and the roaming hens, your stay is guaranteed to be spectacular. The home is beautifully decorated with plenty...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Voyage827751
Sally9763, VR Owner at Edinburgh Exceptional Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Very very happy you enjoyed your stay at The House - We aim to please and we hope to see you in 2019 - The Swim Spa will be looking great and all ready for you to enjoy ! best regards sally

Reviewed 26 October 2018

The best house that I ever reserved in the world, for sure! The confort was great, bedrooms very comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped, the living room is very impressive, a big park outside, the owner Sally, is very kind and very helpful for visiting the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank francescobbrescia
Sally9763, VR Owner at Edinburgh Exceptional Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

So so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the house, it was a real pleasure to meet you all and very much hope you will visit again next year - our new swim spa will be super for you to enjoy. best regards sally

Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was my childhood home - I contacted Sally and asked if we could visit. The house has been beautifully redone after the interior was gutted by a fire a couple of years ago. Although the interior is entirely different very modern it is so...More

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank Shirley S
Sally9763, VR Owner at Edinburgh Exceptional Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

My apologies I omitted torespond your message, it was a real pleasure to meet you and very glad you enjoyed seeing the house after such a long time. Hope to welcome you back some day `best sally

Reviewed 11 February 2018

We could not have chosen a more beautiful setting that this! The perfect place for our family reunion during the festive holidays. Tons of space inside and out! So countrified and yet a stone's throw from exciting Edinburgh, a must-see city! Not to mention historic...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Helen F
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were a party of 8 from Canada. We stayed for a week in this beautifully restored home. To say that we were "blown away" by this property would be an understatement. With 5 beautiful bedrooms all with modern en suite bathrooms, a huge and...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank JeanG866
Sally9763, VR Owner at Edinburgh Exceptional Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you Jean, it was an absolute pleasure to meet yoy and your friends and I look forward to welcoming back next year! We are exploring offering supper stay with supper packages so I ll keep you posted. Warmest regards Sally

Reviewed 12 September 2015

Perfect house for a large family gathering, with top class furnishings giving a home from home atmosphere. During our stay the charming owners were available to offer local knowledge and to tend the large garden complete with free range chickens and a beautiful river. Would...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I have visited The Old Mill House a number of times - to stay and as a venue for drinks parties. The house has been beautifully restored and retains many original features as well as having more modern touches. Great attention to detail has been...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank CJSinScotland
Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Date of stay: March 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Dalkeith, one of Scotlands oldest market towns, many historic buildings one of which is The Duke of Buccleuch Dalkeith Palace. The town itself only 15 mintues to the Capital City of Edinburgh, Roslyn Chapel, Dalhousie Castle and Crichton Castle. Dalkeith is also an excellent starting point to visit The Scottish Borders, where many of the Great Houses are located as well as Floors Castle. Dalkeith can offer everything from a chilled glass real Ale in one of local pubs to a perfect Cafe Latte in many of the cafes and resturants.
Getting around
Two local bus services depart every 10 mins from the bus stop just outside our gateway. Both buses take you into Edinburgh around 45 mins. Alternatively you can take a 5 minutue drive to Eskbank station and jump on the 15 train ride into Edinburgh. Taxi into Edinburgh can also be arranged at a cost of £25.00 each way.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edinburgh Exceptional Country House

Edinburgh Exceptional Country House is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Edinburgh Exceptional Country House has 6 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Edinburgh Exceptional Country House has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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