Dalkeith's Old Millhouse rural retreat given five-star rating by VisitScotland

The Old Millhouse has been awarded a five-star rating by VisitScotland.
The Old Millhouse has been awarded a five-star rating by VisitScotland.
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The Old Millhouse in Dalkeith has been awarded a five-star rating by VisitScotland, the first for a self-catering property in Midlothian.

The house is situated in four acres of ancient woodland, with the River Esk providing a reminder of the house’s original purpose when built in 1703.

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Often described as “one of Dalkeith’s best kept secrets”, the house was saved from near dereliction by Sally de Waard in 2012.

She said: “I’m constantly striving to improve our offering, update technologies and reduce our carbon footprint – it’s a labour of love!

“The vision from 2012 has become a reality. And it’s not just me who believes its special anymore, this five-star rating from VisitScotland has validated what I hoped was true.”