Edinburgh Holiday
Family Bed & Breakfast

Scottish Thistle Award winner 2002
Dalkeith  near Edinburgh
Edinburgh  Castle - 20 mins
Edinburgh Airport - 20 mins
Bypass - 5 mins
Edinburgh Station - 20 mins
Edinburgh Bus every 10 mins

The Guesthouse @ ESKBANK 

Eskbank Dalkeith
Edinburgh Scotland

(formerly Rathan House)

45 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith
Edinburgh EH22 3BH

Tel: +00 44 (0) 131 663 3291



Edinburgh Holiday
Family Bed & Breakfast

Dalkeith  near Edinburgh

Dalhousie  Castle  -  5 mins
Roslin Chapel - 10 mins
Melville  Castle    -    3 mins
Oxenfoord Castle - 10 mins
Borthwick  Castle - 15 mins
Edinburgh Bus every 10 mins

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An Enchanting Sleepy Hollow

Eskbank guest de-stressing with coffee in the garden

Eskbank - Dalkeith -  Midlothian

near Roslin Chapel  ,  Dalhousie Castle,  Melville Castle, Oxenfoord Castle

and Dalkeith Palace & Country park

CEUD 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).

B&B 4 star quality accommodation ( Click to see rooms)
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 covers.
1 Large garden Quad Room - Sleeps 4-5 ** with disabled friendly wet room en-suite
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.

This 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.

HIGHLAND 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.

NEAR? - 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)

What 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

FINE DINING You can walk to the Itihaas or the Justinlees  150 yds or Cavaliere Italian Restaurant - 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 meals.

OFF STREET PARKING in the grounds at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at ESKBANK.

TOURIST 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.

Honeymooning in Eskbank

WHY 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.

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MEET AND GREET Ewan and Irene can arrange a meet and greet driver to fetch you from Edinburgh airport - or indeed Glasgow.

Take a look at some "SPECIAL MOMENTS" at Eskbank

Parfait! - M & Mme Prunet, Cote d'Azur, France  .............   "Absolutely delightful - fabulous presentation of breakfast" - Rosie Williams, Hants, England   .......  "Bagus! - this place is really terrific" - Amir Hisham, Shah Alam, Malaysia    .......   "Outstanding accommodation and conversation" - George & Loann Towsend, Portland, USA   .........   "Never worn a kilt before!" - JA Vollers, Holland

The Guesthouse @ Eskbank is a member of Gems of Midlothian an association of three "Excellent" category B&Bs.  Discover Britain Travel and Tours gave The Guesthouse a "Highly Commended" award in 2009.

B&B (GB) Golden Teapot Awards
 for    “Outstanding Quality”  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004


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