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The Old Millhouses
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The Old Millhouses
The Kitchen
Party Time
The Orangery
Our Hens
Drawing Room
A river runs throught it
The Orangery at Night
Master en Suite
Floral Guest  Room En Suite
Relax in our vintage chairs in the cosy kitchen
The Garden
The Patio at the backof the house south facing sunall day
Chinese Blue Guest Room
Twin Bed Guest Room
Snug Bar
Guest Bedroom one
Guest Bedroom two
The Old Millhouse
Decking area
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Manor House -
5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

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Shirley S
Barrie, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 5 April 2018 for a stay in March 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 nice I would love to stay in the future. Sally was a great hostess and gave us coffee and shortbread - we discussed childhood memories of living in the house.

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Helen F
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Perfect location for a family reunion”
Reviewed 11 February 2018 for a stay in December 2017

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 Rosslyn Chapel - so much history and fabulous scenery. Owner Sally incredibly helpful, all our requests catered for flawlessly. Thank you so much :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jean G
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Magnificent House Near Edinburgh”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in August 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 beautiful kitchen and the stunning Orangerie, the property provided us with a luxurious yet comfortable base from which we golfed the East Lothian courses. The house sits in its own 3 plus acres of beautiful parkland with the River Esk running through it. And then there were the hens. Yes, we had the services of eight beautiful hens who laid us 8 fresh eggs daily. Quite a treat. Sally was an amazing host. From helping us to settle in to introducing us to Hunters of Kinross who delivered us beautifully prepared, ready-to-cook meals (try their Chicken Balmoral in a Whisky Marinade!) , she set us up for a wonderful holiday. Edinburgh city centre is only a 15 minute train ride from a nearby station and the famous Roslyn Chapel (a must visit) is only 7kms away. And of course, the house is only 20-30 minutes away from some of the best golfing in Scotland - North Berwick, Gullane (try Gullane #1 -it's challenging) and Kilspindie all have great links courses right along the Firth of Forth - so if the golf isn't going so well, you can certainly admire the views. I would highly recommend this property and hope to visit again before too long.

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Liked best: The elegance and comfort of the house as well as the very attentive owner who helped make our holiday very special
Liked least: Can't think of a single thing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Sep 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
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Peter B
Worksop, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An idyllic rural retreat set within extensive grounds yet amenities 5mins walk away.”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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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 highly recommend for a holiday any time of year, the open log fire makes it a cosy winter retreat

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Liked best: Top quality interior decor and fittings
Liked least: Dalkeith not very prettty
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CJSinScot...
Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“An oasis of tranquility just a short drive from central Edinburgh”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in December 2014

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.

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Liked best: The feeling of being in the middle of nowhere but still just a short drive from Edinburgh.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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