Situated in the small village of Danderhall, offering spacious Visit Scotland 4 star graded accommodation for up to 6 people. The property is an ideal base from which to explore not only the town of Dalkeith, just a 10-minute drive away, but also the historic city of Edinburgh which is half an hour away. The fabulous Firth of Forth coast has super beaches and lots to discover all the way from Musselburgh down to North Berwick and Dunbar.
Dalkeith is an excellent base for holidays with its Country Park making a fantastic day out for families and couples alike offering walks, cycling (bike hire available) fishing and bush craft activities and also operating as a working farm, the land is home to an abundance of wildlife including otters, badgers, hares and migratory birds, all of which can be experienced via a Ranger-led walk. For the little ones in tow, the Park offers zorbing and archery, not to mention Fort Douglas Adventure Park, a magical turreted tree house, complete with suspension bridge, climbing frame, secret tunnels plus knights, princesses and pirates.Dalkeith is also home to the World's longest running indoor butterfly house, Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, where hundreds of exotic species of butterfly fly free amongst a tropical rainforest environment. Open all year round, handling and feeding sessions take place on a daily basis, not only for the butterflies, but for millipedes, snakes and tarantulas too.
The Scottish capital city of Edinburgh is of course renowned for its history and a trip to the Castle and Royal Mile is a must. Also recommended are the many art galleries including The Scottish, Scottish National, National Portrait and Modern Art galleries. For the green fingered, the Botanic Gardens, with their tropical and temperate palm glass-houses, arboretum and allotments offer a welcome break from the bustle of the city centre. Live traditional music takes place in many locations across the city throughout the week and food from all four corners of the world is readily available.
There are a number of fantastic beaches relatively close by including Cramond, Gullane, Portobello, North Berwick, Seacliff, Belhaven Bay and Silver Sands and easy access to the main roads leading to the Lothian, Fife and Border regions for anyone looking for a day further afield.
Postcode: EH22 1LZ
Damage Deposit: £150
Twenty DC is let weekly Saturday - Saturday. Short breaks are welcome throughout the year, but during school holiday periods are only accepted if within 28 days of arrival.
Accommodation for 6 across 2 floors: Ground floor: Coat cupboard; Sitting room; Dining/Sun room; Kitchen; Bathroom with heated towel rail; Shower over bath, WC and Washbasin. First Floor: 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom.
Services: Gas central heating * Electric ceramic Hob & Oven * Microwave * Washing Machine * Dishwasher * Fridge/Freezer * Ironing Board & Iron * Large screen colour TV with Freeview * DVD Player * Sound System with CD and Radio * Wifi * Bed Linen and Towels provided * Cot & Highchair available on request * Large enclosed Garden with Patio area * Off-road parking for 2 cars * Sorry, no pets
Please note: The lead guest mus t be 25 yrs old and the house is not to be used for any party without prior consent, quite hours/curfew from 10pm to 7am is expected to be respected.