This stylish converted barn situated 8 miles from the city of Edinburgh is designed in a contemporary style with a rural touch. Superbly presented and light and airy throughout, it offers five beautifully decorated bedrooms sleeping 10 guests, all with an en-suite bathroom. Located on the banks of the River Esk and set within 3.5 acres of private grounds which includes a grand terrace and swim spa, it makes the perfect holiday destination for a family or group of friends looking for a country break with the city on their doorstep. Conveniently situated close to Dalkeith town with easy access to the local Supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. Only 14 miles to Edinburgh Airport and a 5 minute drive to the local train station with links to London and the Scottish Borders.
Lovingly renovated in 2012 by its current owners, this delightful Dalkeith property dates back to 1703. While its history is evident at every turn, the contemporary interior has been cleverly designed with a fusion of British, colonial and Far East styles to give it a modern yet traditional feel. Five sumptuous en-suite bedrooms with power showers are set over three upper floors; all have their own distinct elegant style, though the enchanting Toile de Jour room on the third floor gives a French touch of luxe for anybody who wants to sleep under a traditionally gallic canvas. On the ground floor, you’ll find a light-filled sunroom. Here you can drink in views of the mature gardens with a morning coffee as you sink into one of the squishy sofas. On this floor, there’s also a dining table for 10, a professional standard kitchen with breakfast bar and a cosy den with corner bar for whipping up pre-dinner cocktails. When the sun starts to set, take your concoctions out to the warm stone terrace where the swim spa provides the perfect accompaniment to the evening’s entertainment. In colder months, head up to the first floor where you’ll find a formal yet welcoming drawing room, with working fireplace for those cool winter nights. Outside, explore the 3.5 acres of grounds at your leisure, perhaps taking a late morning stroll after breakfast on the terrace. Lay back on the sweeping lawns or challenge a willing member of your party to a gentle game of croquet before lunch – there’s no need to hurry anything here. If you want to keep up your fitness regime while away, book a Pilates lesson in the outdoor swim spa and if not, just sink into the warm water and breathe in the pure Scottish air until it’s time to go in for lunch.