Where History Meets Luxury

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

With five beautiful en suite bedrooms sleeping ten people, a traditional country- style drawing room, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a cosy snug, the house has got all you need for a comfortable holiday .
But with ultra-modern touches like brand new bathrooms with power showers, underfloor heating and the piece de resistance, a huge sun room with glass on three sides with plenty of space for dining, that’s when your weekend away and special celebration take on a whole new dimension.

The house has central heating throughout with a choice of lighting the open fire, seasoned dried logs all chopped and ready to go.
The utility room has everything you require for laundry.

Wi fi is available throughout the building and smart TV s to watch in drawing room and kitchen.

There are 3.5 acres of a gardener’s paradise at The Old Millhouse, opening out as you come up the gravel drive to where the house sits up high.

The soothing sounds of the river make it hard to believe you’re just a few miles from the city centre, and as you wander the woodland and banks of the South Esk, the wonderful variety of trees means birdsong is never far away. The sweeping green lawns take you to the river,

Fishing can be arranged at no extra charge and the house is perfectly set up for a group of enthusiasts or friends who’d like to try their hand with a rod. The river is home to sea trout and the occasional salmon and depending on the season, its banks are scattered with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Due to unfenced river frontage children under 16 are not advised. The house has a glass stair and various glass tables which would not be suitable for children under 8....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    En Suite Shower Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Bed is Zip and Link so can be split, en suite full bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    En suite Shower Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    En Suite Shower Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Zip link beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Games:

    Cards and games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    BT Vision with available films to purchase on demand...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sonas Music System ...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart Television in Drawing Room and Kitchen. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf


  • Dining:

    The Glass Room can be converted for functions up to 40 guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Exclusive to house guests ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Log Burning fire place...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Underfloor Heating, Central Heating, Gas fire and Open Log fire....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hard wire points in all bedrooms with wi fi available in every room....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Line Dried pure cotton bed linen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for 8 - 10 guests...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 20 Cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    5 Star Hotel Quality Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent and Fabric Softener provided ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Fitted kitchen with Dishwasher ,Fridge Freezer. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Eye level oven and grill with microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction Range Cooker...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating for 8 - 10 on Patio....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf Course 5 mins walk from the house , Championship courses 25 mins drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    3.5 Acres of Lawns with River surrounding the perimeter ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Medium size BBQ available with Charcoal....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Scottish Ski Slopes a 2.5 hour drive from the house. An artificial ski slope 20 mins from the house....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$845 $1,034
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,216.15

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

The Old Millhouse is located in the heart of the old town of Dalkeith. Various historic attractions in the area such as Roslyn Chapel recognised in the book The Da Vinci code. Dalkeith is only 20 minutes to the Capital Edinburgh. Local transport 2 mins walk from our front door. East Lothian Golf courses 25 minutes from the Old Millhouse. Lovely cycle ways and walks all signposted from the house. Many historic buidings to visit in the area.

Perfect location for visiting the Scottish Borders.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • View from the garden

    View from the garden

  • A River Runs Through it

    A River Runs Through it

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • The drawing Room

    The drawing Room

  • The Old Mill House

    The Old Mill House

  • Open Log Fire

    Open Log Fire

  • Contemporary Style Bedroom

    Contemporary Style Bedroom

VRBO #648497

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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