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Rathan House - the Guesthouse at Eskbank

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45 Eskbank Road Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3BH Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
Air Conditioning
4 Star accommodation
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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 More 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 Less
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US$89 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Rathan House - The Guesthouse At Eskbank Dalkeith, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
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48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
5Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews other guests guest house lovely garden self catering apartment indian restaurant kippers fish choices great breakfast in the morning two nights great place to stay slept like a log big table a lovely stay couple of nights enjoyed our stay hearty breakfast stayed one night
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Well what can I say..myself and my "Gamekeeper" husband had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Rathan House, Dalkeith for this weekend. Very central for local shops and buses are every few minutes. We stayed for breakfast..which we are glad we did, non of that grease...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 11 October 2016

Crikey ...If you want us to stay highly motivated........you certainly hit the sweet spot. Thank you for being so kind. The boy fae Glenrath certainly found a bonnie rose. Haste ye back. There is aye a guid oatcake , smelly cheese and a braw fruit...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

Welcoming, great stories, facilities were good. The breakfast was an important part of the day. It was varied and there was attention to the conversation with the other guests in a relaxing atmosphere. We have enjoyed here.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed for a weekend at the Rathan House and it was absolutely lovely. The big garden was perfect to entertain our dog who was travelling with us. The room was big and bright, but the best thing was the breakfast that was prepared by...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Based on the information of other visitors, I booked a 4 days stay in the Rathan House as a base to discover Edinburgh (taking bus line #3, bus stop close to the guesthouse, even in the nigh, no problem, with line N3, WIFI within the...More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 13 September 2016

House Party breakfast etiquette at Rathan House ...........Of course handys/ mobiles are allowed after the toast. ( Wink) Ewan

Reviewed 8 September 2016

We enjoyed our stopover. The Landlord was very helpful and attentive. The Highland breakfast is the stuff of legend. The experience should be embraced and enjoyed, a welcome change from the stereotypical breakfast offerings from most hotel chains.More

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Response from Ewan M, Owner at Rathan House - the Guesthouse at EskbankResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. As must be obvious we take a slight risk with a non buffet bespoke house party "collegiate" high fruit and fish and egg emphasis. It is never going to be as quick as a buffet. So long as a...More

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Mark S
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Response from Ewan M | Property representative |
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"
17 Aug 2018
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"Towards the back is probably nicer then in the front."
31 May 2018
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"ask for the garden view...it's lovely to wake up to that view"
28 Sep 2017
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"All the rooms are good."
19 Sep 2017
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