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WHERE HISTORY MEETS LUXURY
Situated 8 miles from the city of Edinburgh, and just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport, The Old Millhouse, Dalkeith is set on the banks of the River Esk, among 3.5 acres of private gardens.
Originally dating from 1703, this listed stone house lay unloved and empty for a number of years, until the current owners rescued it in 2012 and began the huge task of sympathetic restoration. Today the house is testament to their sheer dedication and hard work, and now you can experience their unique blend of old and new design by staying in this historic building.
Our secluded setting coupled with close proximity to Edinburgh also make us an excellent venue for business meetings and corporate ‘away days’ during the week.
The Old Millhouse is the perfect backdrop for film or photo shoots and can be hired on a daily basis during the week.
What our clients say...
An oasis of tranquillity just a short drive from central Edinburgh.
This house exceeded all our expectations! A very well maintained and beautifully equipped property with great space and facilities for all 10 of us. All rooms were very clean with spotless en suites excellent personal service from the owners - nothing was to much trouble, maid service was also worth every penny. The chilled glass of Prosecco on arrival was very welcome. This house would be hard to beat!!
Would highly recommend for a holiday any time of year, the open log fire makes it a cosy winter retreat.
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.
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
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 paid by the owners and it is literally perfect. The house is spacious and beautifully appointed but the main memory for me is the surprise you get as you enter the gates and go down the drive. You just do not expect to see such a beautiful house, and the grounds with the river, tucked away in the centre of Dalkeith. On top of this you are not overlooked and feel miles away from everything.
From beginning to end, our stay was great, The Old Millhouse in Dalkeith is everything it says on the website and more. We were on a family celebration and it suited us perfectly, all is of an exceptionally high standard. It is perfect base for Edinburgh and into the surrounding countryside, if you have a car. The gardens are stunning, great outdoor space weather permitting. I would recommend it to anyone, and look forward to returning.