Situated 8 miles from the city of Edinburgh, and just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport, The Old Millhouse, is set on the banks of the River Esk, among 3.5 acres of private gardens. Sleeping 10 people in 5 luxurious bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, The Old Millhouse can be hired on an exclusive use basis for weekends or by the week.
Originally dating from 1703, this listed stone house lay unloved and empty for a number of years, until the current owners rescued it in 2012 and began the huge task of sympathetic restoration. Today the house is testament to their sheer dedication and hard work, and now you can experience their unique blend of old and new design by staying in this historic building.
Our secluded setting coupled with close proximity to Edinburgh also make us an excellent venue for business meetings and corporate ‘away days’ during the week.
The Old Millhouse is the perfect backdrop for film or photo shoots and can be hired on a daily basis during the week.
The Old Millhouse has a contemporary, luxurious finish while using original raw materials such as stone and wood to echo its heritage.
The mix of antiques and new design reflects this balance: there is a traditional, country-house feel, but also WiFi throughout, a Sonos music system and power showers in all the bathrooms. Owner Sally de Waard has lovingly hand-picked every element of the house interior, from the superb textiles and rugs to paintings and ceramics: her elegant style fuses a classic British look with a hint of the colonial and Far East, and it’s one of the things that makes The Old Millhouse so special.
The ground floor is where the magnificent sun room is located: with glass on three sides it’s the ideal place to enjoy the stunning garden view. The impressive fireplace, sofas you can sink into, and a dining table seating ten make this the hub of the house.
A sleek and professional-standard kitchen with breakfast bar has all the appliances you’d expect. A cosy den with its own bar is the perfect hideaway for enjoying a dram, while upstairs a beautiful drawing room with working fireplace and cleverly hidden wall-mounted TV is a lovely place to relax and watch a movie or the big match, with its window seats and sumptuous fabrics including Indian silks and linens.