Enchanting Sleepy Hollow
- Dalkeith - Midlothian
Roslin Chapel , Dalhousie
Castle, Melville Castle, Oxenfoord Castle
Dalkeith Palace & Country park
MILE FAILTE ! A fine 4 stars welcome awaits you at The Guesthouse @
ESKBANK Eskbank is a place to De- Stress! It is a great quality
base for weddings at the castles of Dalhousie, Melville, Oxenfoord
and Borthwick or for exploring Edinburgh and the Lothians and the
Scottish Borders. EDINBURGH BUS (no.3) every 10 minutes 50 metres
from driveway (hourly from 00.15am).
star quality accommodation ( Click to see
To ensure YOUR SLEEP REALLY IS EXCELLENT -
Z Z Z Z Z ! the Eskbank Guesthouse has replaced all matresses with
- PREMIUM FIRM MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES with high quality
1 Large garden Quad Room - Sleeps 4-5 ** with disabled friendly wet room
1 Smaller Family Quad Room - Sleeps 4** with en-suite shower room
3 Double Rooms - Sleeps 2 with en-suites
1 Twin Room - Sleeps 2 with en-suite
Luxury Eskbank Self Catering Serviced Apartment sleeps 5 or
6 - see www.edinburghvacations.co.uk
** Cots provided - but bring your own baby linen for health &
safety of your baby.
awards winning Rathan House the Guesthouse at Eskbank (1852 and
2003) has undergone extensive upgrading and refurbishing work. This family friendly Guesthouse
(Rathan House 1852) had a new Bed and Breakfast wing
completed in 2004. The MacRaes have added to the
ambiance of a grand old Scottish Mansion. The new wing has excellent standard bedrooms with deep pile Scotch wool
carpeting modern plumbing and ensuite facilities, double glazed sash & case
windows and excellent insulation.
It is in the leafy Eskbank and Newbattle Abbey conservation area.
A large and attractive,
childsecure, walled garden with a croquet lawn allows you to relax
and de-stress while the kids let off their excess steam playing
with Irene and Ewan's 3 Flatcoated Retreivers. There is also a
Luxury Eskbank Self-catering option - ( www.edinburghvacations.co.uk
) The MacRaes have tried to ensure that The Guesthouse @ Eskbank is
a sleepy hollow - a place to De-stress.........certainly the
Eskbank conservation area is a beautiful place.
BREAKFAST STB Quality assessment awarded 5 stars to the
breakfast experience and content will enjoy a fine authentic old fashioned 3
course breakfast. Fresh Fruit salads - Birchermuesli (a kind of
apple Cranachan) - our signature
dish Spealtragan (the gaelic name for Breaded
Herring) - Finest Kintail Kippers - Ettrick Salmon - Finan
Haddy -French Toast/bacon
- Scrambled Eggs & Garden Herbs . You will dine in a fine
period Dining Room looked over by 19th century family portraits.
Your hosts and other guests appreciate it when cellphones are
switched off at breakfast.
- Dalhousie Castle( 2 m); Melville castle ( 1m ); Roslin Chapel (
or Rosslyn Chapel) ( 4 m); Oxenfoord Castle ( 4m); Borthwick
Castle (8 m) - large TESCO supermarket ( 600yds) - Edinburgh
Center ( 7 m) - Dalkeith Center ( 400 m) - Butterfly farm ( 1m) -
Mining Museum (2m) - Edinburgh Airport ( 7m) Edinburgh Train
Station ( 7m) - Dakeith Palace Adventure Playground ( 900 yds) - 2
attractive parks -(25 yds) - Dalkeith Palace ( 800 yds)
are Irene and Ewan MacRae like? - just a very normal couple. Want to
find out more about the MacRae clan? Click here : www.clan-macrae.org.uk
DINING You can walk to the Itihaas or the Justinlees
yds or Cavaliere
- 450 yds - or The Blossom
Garden - 200 yds. For a really romantic and exceptional dining
experience - Dalhousie Castle Orangerie within 2 miles. The County Hotel in Dalkeith is well known for its fine restaurant. The
Dalkeith Palace new Stables Bistro ( 800 yards)
cuisine includes home produce from The Buccleuch Estates and
offers an excellent dining opportunity. 1-2 miles the Sun
Inn and the Laird and Dog offer excellent evening
STREET PARKING in the grounds at Rathan House - the Guesthouse
INFORMATION TO HELP YOU In collaboration with 2 other quality
guesthouses we have developed a website designed to inform the
tourist or visitor. www.gems.scot.info
really can help you plan ahead for your holiday visit to
Midlothian and Edinburgh.
NOT FLYDRIVE? With flight details the
MacRaes arrange car hire for you through Scotland's largest car
hire co. Group 1-9 cars available. A Group 3 car for example can
cost less than an airport taxi.
for car hire savings
AND GREET Ewan and Irene can arrange a meet and greet driver
to fetch you from Edinburgh airport - or indeed Glasgow.
a look at some "SPECIAL MOMENTS" at Eskbank