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Sleeps - 10
Region - Southern Scotland
Activities Entertainment · Golf · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Mobile coverage · Wifi
Features Fully Catered · Self-Catered
The Old Millhouse has a contemporary, luxurious finish while using original raw materials such as stone and wood to echo its heritage. It is situated 8 miles from the city of Edinburgh and just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport. The Old Millhouse is set on the banks of the River Esk among 3.5 acres of private gardens. There is accommodation for up to 10 people in 5 luxurious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The Old Millhouse can be hired on an exclusive use basis for weekends or by the week.
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 restoration.
The mix of antiques and new design reflects this balance. There is wifi throughout, a Sonos music system and power showers in all the bathrooms.
The ground floor is where the magnificent sun room is located with glass on three sides. It is the ideal place to enjoy the stunning garden view. This room benefits from a wonderful fireplace with chairs and sofas you can sink into. The dining table seats ten making this the hub of the house.
There is a sleek and professional standard kitchen with breakfast bar and all the modern appliances you would expect. The fridge is always stocked with the essentials such as bread, milk and soft drinks, and you’ll find plenty of ice and fresh fruit to snack on. A cosy den with large TV is the perfect hideaway and upstairs is a beautiful drawing room with working fireplace and cleverly hidden wall-mounted TV.
The five bedrooms (three doubles, two twins) are on the first and second floors and all have en-suite bath or shower rooms. Furnished with gorgeous drapes and pure cotton bed linen, every room comes with little hotel touches, plenty of soft towels, bathrobes and slippers, and Arran Aromatics toiletries in the under-floor-heated bathrooms.
The Old Millhouse offers secluded 5 star luxury accommodation for up to 10 people and can be hired on an exclusive use basis for weekends or by the week. It is located within easy reach of Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Easily reached from The Old Millhouse, spend a day soaking up the incomparable Georgian architecture, historic buildings, museums and galleries, or go on a spree in the designer stores such as Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry.
From hip bars, bookshops and boutiques to quirky cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants, Edinburgh has something for everyone. Visit during August (very early booking of The Old Millhouse recommended) and immerse yourself in the magnificent mayhem that is the Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Fringe and Edinburgh Book Festival – three weeks of high culture, comedy, drama and dance, featuring famous authors, top symphony orchestras and theatre groups of the world, alongside new performers and the very best in street theatre, not to mention the world famous The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Rugby fans won’t want to miss the Six Nations Championship featuring the best in world rugby with matches at the Murrayfield Stadium.
Closer to home there is the wonderful Lammermuir Festival which celebrates classical music in local historic churches, including Roslyn Chapel. We also have the Borders Book Festival which attracts top literary figures to the pretty market town of Melrose (also home to popular rugby tournament the Melrose 7s) 35 minutes drive towards the English Border.
There are around 22 fine golf courses within easy reach, including some of Scotland’s finest, among them Muirfield (previously home to The Open), Gullane Golf Club and Musselburgh Golf Club. Indeed, there is even a scenic driving route signed Scotland’s Golf Coast making trips between courses an easy option.
If you’d like to enjoy a round of golf while staying at The Old Millhouse, let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to tee up a time for you to play.
Walking enthusiasts will love the many trails and interesting hiking routes in the Edinburgh and Lothian’s area, the most well-known being The John Muir Way which stretches from the east to west coast. There is also good walking to be had in the Pentland Hills which nestle close to the city itself.
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