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Coldwells Farmhouse

Dalkeith, Midlothian

Though in a private, peaceful position, this newly-renovated, oh-so-spacious farmhouse offers easy Edinburgh access.

Coldwells Farmhouse

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Overview

Though in a private, peaceful position, this newly-renovated, oh-so-spacious farmhouse offers easy Edinburgh access.

A perfect base for exploring, with both the 1,000-acre Dalkeith Country Park and stunning East Lothian coastline on your doorstep

Newly renovated from top to toe, Coldwells Farmhouse offers comfortable, light and airy accommodation. The attractive stone house sits in an equally attractive spot, surrounded by farmland and with only horses for neighbours. Expect countryside views across fields, a fully enclosed garden and plenty of peace and quiet.

Letting lots of light in, glass doors lead to the airy, contemporary interiors. A generous open-plan area hosts the living areas, including a white-themed modern kitchen in one corner, with a six-person dining table ready for when dinner is served. Minimalist lighting from the high ceilings illuminate polished floorboards, while two large sofas and armchairs frame the TV when comfort and relaxation beckon.

There’s a king-sized ground-floor bedroom; in keeping with the spacious open-plan living space and level garden access, which may work well for those with limited mobility. The ground-floor bathroom has a walk-in shower and a separate hand-held head in its tub.

Stairs lead up to double and twin bedrooms, fitted in restful, pale hues including striped bedspreads. Their shared bathroom also contains a walk-in shower.

You’re just three miles from the acclaimed Dalkeith Country Park, a 1,000-acre playground that offers extensive walking and cycling routes through parkland or woods, as well as an adventure park and its own Go Ape centre. To cap it all, you will also find superb shopping, dining, and an impressive programme of events throughout the year.

The location is also perfect for exploring the stunning East Lothian coastline and its legendary golf courses, gourmet eats, sandy beaches and chichi villages – not to mention the famous Bass Rock and tourable local whisky distilleries such as Glenkinchie.

Then there’s Edinburgh: less than ten minutes by train from nearby Newcraighall station, which is only eight miles from the farmhouse.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Open plan living area comprising:

Kitchen with four-ring induction hob, electric single oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge / freezer and washing machine.

Dining area with seating for six.

Seating area with two 2-seater sofas and two armchairs with Smart TV. Doors to terrace and outside dining area.

Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Family bathroom with shower, bath with handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom three with two 2’ fixed twin beds, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

OUTSIDE

The cottage sits in a fully-enclosed garden with outside dining space on the patio. 

PARKING

There is private off-street parking for several cars adjacent to the property.

BABIES & CHILDREN

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

DOGS

Two well behaved dog are welcome. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms.

GUEST AMENITIES

The beds feature high quality linen and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. Towels and hand soap are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom.

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

There is oil heating throughout the property, heated towel rails in the bathrooms.

GUEST PRIVACY

Coldwells Farmhouse sits on its own down a private track. There are stables and farm buildings close to the property which are accessed a couple of times a day.

Location

Sitting in a quiet rural steading, Coldwells Farmhouse is well situated to enjoy both the tranquillity of the Scottish countryside, as well as the hustle and bustle of the nearby city and all it has to offer.

The nearest village of Pathhead (2 miles) will provide all the essentials, including a family-run bakery, Post Office and village shop. For larger supermarket shopping, head to Dalkeith (3 miles), and you will also find a pharmacy, additional shops and some restaurants there.

The Restoration Yard and Wellbeing Lab sits within Dalkeith Country Park (3.3 miles) offering great shopping, homeware, food and drink, giftware and more. There is the Fort Douglas Adventure Park to keep children entertained with treehouses, zip wires, suspension bridges, slides and climbing walls. The Coffee Bar and The Kitchen restaurant offer tasty breakfasts, lunches or afternoon tea using fresh, local produce.

The Secret Herb Garden (8.5 miles) is set within an old nursery and serves delicious and seasonal produce, such as soups, quiches and cakes which can be enjoyed in the gardens or in the glasshouse.

Travel into the city centre of Edinburgh (12 miles) for a wide choice of bars, cafés and renowned restaurants. Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin comes highly recommended (be sure to book in advance), as well as Six by Nico, where you’ll be served six courses from their tasting menu, based around a different theme changing every six weeks. Or, taste what’s in season through the tasting menu at Aizle, then have drinks afterwards in the spectacular setting of The Dome (a must-visit at Christmas time for the incredible display of lights).

It’s better to use public transport when heading into the city, as parking can be tricky, but fortunately, Lothian Buses offer regular services from Eskbank and Dalkeith, or there’s a train station just ten minutes away (Eskbank Station), where you can take a short 20-minute ride to Edinburgh Waverley, right in the centre.

Activities

Nearby is Dalkeith Country Park (3.3 miles), 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland with family-friendly routes for walkers and cyclists and a jam-packed events calendar featuring music festivals and shows, wellbeing retreats and trail runs. The Fort Douglas Adventure Park, with its sky maze, magical turreted treehouses, zip wires, suspension bridges, slides, climbing walls and secret tunnels, will keep children entertained for hours. Later, stop by the Restoration Yard and Wellbeing Lab for great shopping, homeware, food and drink, giftware and more, grab a coffee and cake from their café, or dine in The Kitchen restaurant.

The area benefits from the largest dry ski facility in Europe at Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend (10 miles) and a few miles further north will take you to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho (20 miles) where you can experience rock climbing, abseiling and bouldering, as well as the highest indoor aerial assault course in the UK.

So close to the wonderful Pentland Hills (13 miles), walkers and cyclists will be in their element with a vast number of waymarked routes to choose from. The Capital View Walk explores the Hillend Country Park, starting with a steep climb up Hillend Hill and along the path to the top of the ski-slope, offering amazing views across Edinburgh and towards the Firth of the Forth.

Local attractions include Rosslyn Chapel in the village of Roslin (9.5 miles), which dates back to 1446. Prominently featured in the best seller The Da Vinci Code, this beautiful heritage attraction has been the topic of many mystical theories including the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. A fascinating place, a fascinating history!

For avid fans of the ‘Royal and Ancient’ game, spend the day at Archerfield Links (20.6 miles), where you can play on world-class courses set amongst whispering pines and sweeping fairways. Stop off at Archerfield Walled Garden (20 miles) to explore the grounds of this 18th Century garden which once used to grow produce for Archerfield House. Now, it’s a pretty perennial meadow, wildlife area and kitchen garden. A visit here wouldn’t be complete without embarking on a magical fairy trail around the woodland or stopping in at the Garden Café to devour some hearty, delicious food with an emphasis on seasonality.

For mountain biking and forest trails, Glentress (24 miles) is a superb destination with trails to suit all ages and abilities. With a brand new £8.5m visitor centre, it also has a cafe, bike hire and instruction on offer but with some fantastic opportunities for walking and wildlife too. And for an exhilarating thrill 40 feet above the forest floor, there are zip wires and tree top adventures at nearby Go Ape (3.7 miles).

Despite its peaceful rural location, the City of Edinburgh Bypass can be reached in just ten minutes by car and allows easy access into Edinburgh and all that this magnificent city has to offer. Here, you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak-up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket; take a tour of the underground vaults of the old city; savour the atmosphere of the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival or exceptional Jazz & Blues Festival, or visit its most famous landmark - the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

The spectacular East Lothian coast can be reached in half-an-hour with miles of expansive sandy beaches which are a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Favourite spots include the glorious family-friendly beach at Gullane; the dune-fringed sands at Belhaven; the dog-friendly cove at Yellowcraig; or the secluded sands at Seacliff - an enchanting gem with a tiny harbour and wonderful views north towards the Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle.

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Nannies and babysitters

Nannies and babysitters

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine delivery

Wine delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Location Rural - 3 miles from Dalkeith, 12 miles from Edinburgh
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome at a charge of £10 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The peace and tranquility of the countryside location at Coldwells Farmhouse.
THE LITTLE THINGS WE LOVE…
"The peace and tranquility of the countryside location, yet half-an-hour will take you into the city of Edinburgh or the East Lothian coastline."
David and Emma, owners of Coldwells Farmhouse
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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