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Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank

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BUS ( no. 3) to Edinburgh Royal Mile - 24 hra ( every 7 mins weekdays) from Rathan House driveway. Cost £1.50/ bus journey.Family Rooms - 2 doubles 3 twin 1 single 1 ( all ensuite)Airport ( 12 miles...95% dual carriageway) 16 minutesFamily holiday oriented upmarket Scottish Tourist Board quality rated 4 star guesthouse - with Parking in the Grounds - set in the leafy Eskbank conservation area with large sheltered peaceful 3/4 acres beautiful walled garden - with a croquet lawn. In an ideal location for park and ride to Edinburgh Scotland. . 7 all en-suite rooms with great memory foam medium firm mattresses. 1 very large and 1 smaller family room. 3 doubles and 1 twin . Near to Dalhousie Castle, Roslin Chapel, Dalkeith palace Adventure Playground and Country park & The Butterfly Farm. Well behaved dogs welcome. 13 Miles from Edinburgh Airport - along A720 (dual carriageway) making Dalkeith a great base for getting quickly to and from the airport for an Edinburgh fly/drive visit. It is also true that the road route into/out of Edinburgh is quicker than from any other direction. There are 6 restaurants/pubs within 2-5 min walk. 1 excellent - ITIHAAS - is 140 yds away. Bus runs every 10 mins to central Edinburgh from stop 30 meters from the driveway. Edinburgh Airport is a 14 minutes drive - 90% of which is dual carriageway...which makes Dalkeith a great base for Flydrive Edinburgh visits. Breakfasts:-Edwardian/ Highland in style - 10 cooked options including 5 seafood dishes - 3 courses - the opposite of an Ulster Fry. Signature dish - "Spealtragan" which few will have tasted. Curious? Let the fairy pipers DE-STRESS you at Rathan House in Eskbank! Dalkeith EH22 3BH
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
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48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
5Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Ewan was very helpful, and such an incredible person wanting to help at all time, from making sure our stay is super pleasent to guide us and actually make out day list for places to visit, not only that the breakfast is amazing, high quaility...More

Thank Laura D
Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 2 April 2017

We shall never forget our first Columbian US guests. If all Columbians are as pleasant ..........we really should go and visit. I am sorry the variable weather is not the best in March in Scotland - right now it is just April and the temperature...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great hospitality, very welcoming, lovely family feel to the home and rooms, tea and coffee with borders biscuits provided in rooms, with towels as well, tasty Scottish breakfast, will definitely will come again, thank you so much,

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 15 March 2017

Many thanks for your kind words. Rathan House Country Party breakfasts are sometimes great fun Thank you for making it so. Haste ye back. Ewan & Irene

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good location ,Family room was OK a bit cold but had extra heating provided which was needed ,breakfast OK if you like eggs or fish would have liked a full Scottish, beds were comfy a few bits of wear and tear with the decor but...More

Thank josephine f
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We required an overnight stay to visit family nearby and Rathan House was conveniently situated. We were given a family room (a surprise for a couple!) which was basic but comfortable enough. Breakfast was delightful with choices of cereal, fruit, toast and main courses largely...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We do hope you try us again. It is a place where we try to ensure a de-stress environment. In Summer the garden is quiet south facing sheltered and , we hope, lovely. There are lots of offbeat ideas...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

Nice guesthouse with spacious bedrooms. Owners were very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was delicious and great range of healthy options available. Would definitely use again.More

Thank benjih68
Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 18 December 2016

Thank you for your complimentary review and thank you especially for saying our "Taste of Scotland Award" hebridean breakies are delicious. . We do tryreally hard and now that the masonry repair work on the front elevation is complete - the house now looks a...More

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Mark S
9 October 2016|
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Hi 2 Double rooms Memory Foam - 10 inches 1 Double room with Momory Foam and spring 2 Family rooms Memory Foam - 10 inches except top bunk spring Twin room not memory Foam Single room memory Foam over... More
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"Quiet and beautiful house within reasonable commute from Edinburgh"
indianajones16231
17 Aug 2018
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"Towards the back is probably nicer then in the front."
KennethK1825
31 May 2018
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"ask for the garden view...it's lovely to wake up to that view"
641trishm
28 Sep 2017
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"All the rooms are good."
gerryweb
19 Sep 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandDalkeith
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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