Our passion for good food is mirrored in the exceptional dining experiences created by our expert private chefs and we want guests to savour the country’s finest produce. We’re proud to partner with private chefs who continually delight and surprise us with their culinary flair and ingenuity. Having worked in the most revered restaurants and catered for private families on exclusive islands, they are true testament to the concept of ‘let the food do the talking’.
Eating at home never tasted so good
Catering for private families and intimate groups is a highlight for our Chef’s, it’s what they do best, and enjoy the most. Whatever style of dining you desire, rest assured our talented culinary team will design the perfect menus to match. Often it’s the smallest of details that have the largest impact. Choosing the perfect wine accompaniment to enhance menus can sometimes be tricky. We’ve partnered with one of the best local wine merchants whose passion for the ‘blessed grape’ fuels everything they do. Their mantra is to only stock wines they would drink themselves.
Our in-house kitchens and our interior and exterior dining facilities make an ‘evening at home’ in Old Millhouse exceptional.
Our dining table in the Orangery sits up to ten, and can be styled simply or extravagantly – our concierge team, will take care of everything – flowers, table gifts, name cards, printed menus – or if it’s paired back relaxation, we know the look.
As we are surrounded by farm, sea and exceptional local suppliers, we serve the best of the best. Our menus, designed by Chef Jesse and his team are focused on simplicity, using local produce and are inclusive and mindful of all dietary, preferences and culture.
Try a wine flight for our Taste of Scotland menu or create a truly Scottish experience and serve our ‘Whisky Tasting Menu’ – 5 courses paired by a selection of whisky, mirroring the food and our small country’s renowned drink – imagine local Venison with a peaty Malt – delicious!
If the weather is fine – our outside BBQ kitchen and our team can cook up an amazing feast. Try Scottish Beef, Lamb, Langoustines caught that day, served with seasonal salads and sides. Just bask in the luxury and enjoy the conversation with our Chef and his team.
For further information or clarity on any of our services, do get in touch, we are more than happy to hep you and welcome you to Scotland
We found the property online. We travelled with 4 adults and 2 children. The house was modern and spacious. The grounds were amazing and plenty of room for large parties to spread out. The highlight of the property is Sally who owns and manages the property. She was our concierge for the week and can arrange golf, private chefs and transportation. We highly recommend and will be back.
6/4/2023 at 8:29 PM
Such a lovely home in a beautiful location. Picture perfect and minutes from Edinburgh!
Our family had an amazing stay at the The Old Millhouse. A stunning property located just minutes from Edinburgh and decorated to perfection. Our host Sally could not have been more accommodating and accessible for us. She graciously arranged for provisions prior to our arrival and made our life so easy. There are not enough Thank You’s for the opportunity to stay in such a lovely, peaceful property during the Christmas holidays. We hope to make it an annual trip!
1/1/2023 at 6:03 PM
Do Yourself a Favor and Stay Here!
The house and property are stunning. It is it’s own oasis which I cannot recommend more! Johanne was helpful and responsive in the booking process and checking in was as easy as it comes. If you stay, use Wilbur’s services! He was funny and sweet, and made getting around effortless. So happy to have found this listing on vrbo!
11/13/2022 at 5:00 AM
Thank you so much for your warm and generous hospitality when we visited two weeks ago. We fell in love with your beautiful home at The Old Mill house and the timing of our trip was perfect in so many ways.
We have admiration for ll that your have achieved and for the exquisite deatil you have applied, not only in the restoration, but also in the interior design and d ecor throughout. Your beautiful personality and warm hospitality make this the perfect enterprise. Our little Scottish respite was just the oasis we needed. Thank you. There’s no doubt that we ll be back to visit you again sometime, hopefully with our family so that we can introduce you to them.
Our grateful Thanks Stella & Jess E 28 June 2023
Stayed almost 3 weeks & still didn’t want to leave. A house that feels like a home. We loved it & will be seeing you soon.
Allen & Chris C April 2023
Fabulous weekend break for The family . A beautiful place to stay &we were so lucky with the fantastic weather. Thank you sally xx C& A families June 2023
Superior stay at The Old Mill house! Our family came from Florida so our teenage son could participate in a Junior World Golf Event. The grounds at the home are amazing ! Our 9 year old son enjoyed gathering the eggs and the entire family appreciated the quiet surroundings. Sally is the most welcoming hostess and was a joy to get to know during our stay. We look forward to coming back in the future.
Brian W. June 2023
The bottle of Champagne is a small token of our appreciation for the incredible hospitality and exceptional efforts you put forth to ensure that our vacation stay was nothing short of extraordinary.
From the moment we arrived at the house, we were welcomed with open arms and made to feel like cherished guests. Your genuine enthusiasm set the tone for a truly memorable stay. You went above and beyond to make every aspect of our vaction wonderful. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness were evident in every interaction we had with you.
Moreover your insightful suggestions for activities, coordination and unexpected willingness to provide transport demonstrated a level of care that surpasses our expectations that made our experience truly special.
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your outstanding hospitality. We look forward to the opportunity to return in the future !
Todd,Scott, Kristi, Greg, Barbara Lynn. June 2023
2019 & 2022
The Old Millhouse
40 Newmills Road
Dalkeith EH22 2AQ
0782 477 3060
2019 & 2022
The Old Millhouse
40 Newmills Road
Dalkeith EH22 2AQ