The Old Millhouse

Dalkeith, Scotland
An Upscale HIdeaway on the Banks of the River Esk

This vacation home rental in Scotland was originally built in 1703 and is one of the oldest buildings in the town of Dalkeith. Restored by its owners in 2015, the imposing three-story stone house is now available as an upscale hideaway 

Set on 3.5 acres of landscaped and wooded gardens on the banks of the River Esk, it boasts an indulgent heated swim spa on its expansive terrace, which is perfect for exercising or relaxing – no matter the weather.

Inside, the home has a contemporary finish, with original raw materials like stone and wood used to echo its heritage and provide a traditional, country-house feel. Decor selected by the home's owner mixes antiques with new design, fusing a classic British look with touches of colonial and Far Eastern flair.

There are five en-suite bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests, and three living rooms. On the ground floor there's a sunroom with glass on three sides, with sweeping views across the garden. When it's cold outside, make the most of the remote-controlled fireplace and comfy sofas. 

The hub of the house is the Orangery with its dining room that sits 10 guests and is serviced by a professional-grade kitchen. There's also a small den with its own bar, which is the place to enjoy a wee dram, if the mood grabs you.

On the first floor, you'll find the Drawing Room with a fireplace, hidden TV, window seats, Indian silks and linens. It's a great spot to watch a movie or curl up in front of the fire.

The house is conveniently located eight miles from the center of Edinburgh, and just 20 minutes' drive from the airport, making it the perfect destination for larger groups wanting to spend a few days near the Scottish capital or on the links of the nearby Golf Coast.

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This vacation home rental in Scotland sleeps up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. En-suite bathrooms each have power showers. There is wifi throughout the property, as well as a Sonos music system, and a swim spa in the garden.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Pliates classes can be booked and taken in the swim spa. Bedrooms have super-king Hypnos wool and cashmere beds with 325 thread count sheets, feather pillows, feather duvets, pure cotton quilts, and mohair throws. Bathrooms have rain showers (some over baths), heated floors, toiletries from the Scottish Fine Soaps Company, and fluffy white bathrobes. Hairdryers and slippers are also provided.


AROUND

Dalkeith is a small town, eight miles to the south east of Edinburgh. A historical burgh, it boasts a lovely country park, home to the 18th-century Dalkeith Palace, Montagu Bridge (designed by celebrated Scots architect Robert Adam), and a kids' adventure playground.

To the north west, you'll find Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, it is spread across a series of hills, with its medieval Old Town and majestic castle looking out across the elegant, neoclassical gardens and townhouses of New Town below.

To the east, you'll find East Lothian, which has over 40 miles of coastline and sandy beaches. Hike the John Muir Way, wander the rolling hills of the Lammermuirs, explore the seaside town of North Berwick, and scramble around the rugged windswept ruins of Tantallon Castle.

The house is located within easy distance of 22 golf courses along the East Lothian coast, including Muirfield, which was recently voted one of the world's top five courses, Gullane, which hosted the Scottish Open in 2018, and Royal Musselburgh, the sixth oldest golf course in the world. St Andrews and Gleneagles are a little farther afield but make great day trips. The managers are happy to arrange tee times and transport.


LOCATION

Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. Nearest airport: just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport.


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring to fall for best weather, but the house is extremely well equipped for cold winter nights.

 
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The Old Millhouse
Dalkeith, Scotland
On the Banks of the River Esk

This vacation home rental in Scotland is one of the oldest buildings in the town of Dalkeith, just outside Edinburgh. Restored by its owners in 2015, the imposing three-story stone house is now available as an upscale hideaway.

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Overview Three reception rooms: The Orangery, Snug, Drawing room, with real log fire and hidden tv. Outside terrace, 3.5-acre garden, Swim Spa. Sonos music system.
TV Wall-mounted hidden Smart TV
Heating Underfloor heating
Kitchen Professional standard kitchen with breakfast bar.
Internet Wifi throughout
Hot Tub Swim Spa
Washer Washing machine within utility room, drying area
Pool Outdoor Swim Spa
Indoor Fireplace Real Flame fire in the Orangery, open log fire in the Drawing Room
Suitable for Events Yes
Bedrooms 5
Bed Type Miller Room/Pentland Room/Esk Room: super kings (zip-and-link doubles or twins); Dalkeith Room: twins; Toile de Jour Room: king.
Kitchen Professional standard kitchen with breakfast bar.
Bathrooms 5.5
Accommodates 10
Kid-Friendly 2 x cot / extra beds can be placed within bedrooms for children
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome - please inquire. Dogs requested only to be in place within the ground floor, not within bedrooms.
Min. Stay 3 nights
Check-In 4 pm
Check-Out 10 am
Cleaning £150
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit £850
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required prior to check-in via electronic transfer to owner
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Firm
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

Dogs requested only to be in place within the ground floor, not within bedrooms Swim Spa guidelines and disclaimer provided for safe use

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