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The Old Millhouse, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

Sleeps 5 - 10 5 Bedrooms 10 Dining

Stunning luxury country house in Dalkeith sleeping 10 for special occasions, family get togethers and golfing weekends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Old Millhouse, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, sleeps 5 - 10 in 5 bedrooms.

Captivating interiors and historic location, The Old Millhouse, 7 miles to Edinburgh Castle.

Our concierge service can help plan tours around Scotland, a private chef for in-house dining and restaurant bookings in the city.

The Old Millhouse is 20 minutes from Edinburgh and 25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport - a 5 bedroom, 5 bath holiday house in Dalkeith lovingly restored from ruin in 2012.

Here are just a few of the experiences to which your group of 10 can treat yourselves:

  • Sink into the four-season Swim Spa Hydro Pool, heated year-round for a soak amidst snowflakes or dappled sun. Robes and slippers provided! 
  • Choose from the fully equipped kitchen with induction range and the Kamado Joe BBQ grill. Welcome pack provided (snacks or full breakfast)
  • Each bedroom features an en suite bath and a Hypnos bed with soft cotton linens. A Nespresso machine awaits
  • Visit Dalkeith Country Park featuring Fort Douglas Adventure Park for kids and, for adults, the Restoration Yard, a premier shopping and dining destination
  • The South Esk nearby is home to sea trout, salmon (occasionally), and otters. We can help you get set up with fishing rods with our local Gillie
  • Characterful pubs, cafes, shops and grocers are a 5-minute walk away. Also Go Ape Zip Wire Adventure
  • Championship golf courses nearby (25 courses within 25 minutes!)
  • Deer stalking, salmon fishing and shooting can be arranged
  • A trip to the cashmere mills and outlet stores
  • Edinburgh Castle and many other attractions are 20 minutes away by car, or jump on local public transport, which leaves outside our drive
  • We can arrange tickets for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo(August), book Edinburgh restaurants (we know the best ones) or arrange transport, personal chef services, outings and on-site activities
  • Take advantage of our Driver Wilbur, who can take you wherever you wish to go, including trips to the Highlands
  • Nap, read, cuddle up around the open log fire (logs chopped and ready to go). Or watch the Smart TV in the drawing room

Old Millhouse offers countryside tranquility and city exploration; shared laughs and solitary moments.

Awarded The Scottish Thistle Awards 2018 and 2022 for Best Self-Catering Experience, and a 5-star grade from Visit Scotland. Runners up (twice) to National Awards 2022  and 2023.

We live nearby on the grounds and greet guests upon arrival.


Dog Friendly

We accept two small dogs, or 1 one large dog.


Sorry all bedrooms are one level up, so not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Hot Tub

The Swim Spa is available from 8am - 9pm. T&C s apply.


WiFi available throughout the house.


Contemporary style fitted kitchen with a Rangemaster top of the range cooker and induction hob, also eye level oven and grill and microwave.

Dining Room

The dining area is situated in the Orangery, all meals enjoyed while viewing the garden. Oak dining table seating 10.

Sitting Room

The drawing room situated on level one has very comfortable big sofas to lie back in and watch the smart TV, Freeview and Netflix and BT vision.

TV and Music Facilities

The house has three smart TVs and a Sonos music system.

Heating and Open Fires

The house has underfloor heating and gas central heating with real frame effect gas fire and an open log fire.


Five en suite bedrooms, luxury white bed linen, feather pillows and duvets and wool throws. 4 pillows on each bed.


Towels and bathrobes provided, separate towels for Swim Spa.


1 with shower over bath, 3 with walk in shower. Master bathroom has a roll top bath and walk in shower.

Children's Facilities

Due to unfenced river frontage, children under 16 must be supervised at all times.


Patio outside kitchen. Kamado Joe BBQ under cover. Large outdoor dining table.


Parking available for many cars.


Smoking is strictly not allowed in the house. Security deposit will be forfeited if smoking evidence is found in the house.

Booking Information

Damage Security Deposit £850.

Minimum stay 7 nights in high season, 3 nights in low season

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The Old Millhouse, Midlothian

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Weekly Price
From £4995
3 Night Weekend
From £2995


The Old Millhouse is situated in the old market town of Dalkeith, 8 miles from Edinburgh, 10 miles to Edinburgh airport and 5 mins to the train station which connects to the London line.

  • Dalkeith town, the town centre is 5 mins walk from the house, with various restaurants and local pubs. We highly recommend a visit to The Restoration Yard, fabulous restaurant and cafe and shops.
  • The Dalkeith town has 3 supermarkets, Lidl, Morrisons and Tesco, Lidl being walking distance of the house. Tesco can deliver your grocer order with advance booking.
  • We recommend The Harrow, typical local pub situated in the main part of the town. We also recommend The Cavalier, a local Italian restaurant, and there's also an award winning India restaurant Ithaas.
  • Edinburgh airport is 25 minutes drive (depending on traffic). We are happy to arrange transport to and from the airport. Glasgow airport is 50 minutes drive and transport can be arranged.
  • Eskbank station is 5 mins drive from the house, the Edinburgh train runs every 30 minutes and has you in Edinburgh centre in 18 minutes. The Scottish Borders can also be reached from this station.
  • The number 3 and 33 leave outside our drive, running constantly throughout the day, journey a bit longer than the train approx 45 mins.

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