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Dalkeith House 5* sleeps 10

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 39 reviews

Fabulous entrance, french doors to enclosed walled garden

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Dalkeith House is a Georgian manse set in the heart of the small rural Scottish Borders village of Newcastleton. It is perfect for groups of up to 10 for short breaks or longer. Awarded coveted 5 stars from VisitScotland it offers convenience (only 30 minutes from the M6/M74 corridor) and luxury; super king double beds with feather/duck down duvets & toppers, feels like you are sleeping on a cloud! The perfect location for a reunion, family occasion, celebration or just sharing precious time with your loved ones.

Eat in, eat out or get in the caterers we can sort it for you, there are bars and restaurants yards from your front door.

Accommodation is over 2 floors, upper has 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 3 are en suite. Ground floor has large entrance hall, drawing room with real fire and 50 inch TV, the TV room 50 inch HD3D TV with Sky channels and gaming, Sonos music system allows you to play your own music , download the ap before arrival. FREE WIFI throughout. The formal dining room is fully equipped for dinner parties with a huge kitchen, separate breakfast room and downstairs cloakroom.

French doors lead to a large patio and terrace in a secure garden; perfect for outside entertaining or having a few sun downers before dinner. We welcome 2 well behaved dogs during your stay.

Children in the party? Sorted! Local activity centre will keep them amused for hours.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle, Nearest railway: Carlisle
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Scottish Borders region

Newcastleton is in Southern Scotland, gateway to the Scottish Borders. Famous Border towns are Hawick famous for its textiles and cashmere, visit Drumlanrig Tower to understand its history or Wilton House and explore their beautiful gardens.

Langholm, the birthplace of Thomas Telford, offers perfect walking country. Climb to the top of surrounding hills for superb views.

Explore the ruins of both Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys. Visit Abbotsford House and gardens, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

At Harestanes spend some time visiting the crafts workshops and don't leave without popping into Woodside Walled garden, a gem of a nursery, indulge in home baking and a pot of tea.

Kielder Forest & Water Park is home to Europes largest man-made lake and offers lots to see and do from Osprey watching to watersports. Hadrian's Wall, a World Heritage site is also close by.

Gretna is also close and offers a mix of traditional gift shops and shopping outlets


The small village of Newcastleton, with a resident population of 850, is nestled in the valley of Liddesdale, gateway to the Scottish Borders. Surrounded by hills and forests with fabulous scenery, abundant wild life and historical sites, perfect for getting away from it all and recharging your batteries, a great place to visit for the day - or longer. Five hundred years ago the hills would be ringing with the sound of clashing steel and fighting Reivers, today visitors experience a warm welcome.

Newcastleton forest is home to one of the world-renowned 7stanes mountain bike trails from where you can cycle across the Scottish English border to Kielder where even more walks and trails abound.

Rock UK, our local activity centre will be happy to indulge if you'd like to try abseiling, kayaking, fencing orplunge down the zip wire. Dalkeith House has exclusive deals for our guests, if you'd like to know more please get in touch.

If the waters are running then try your hand at fishing for sea trout or salmon on the rivers Liddel and Esk, permits can be bought in the village during season.

The challenge of the nine hole golf course is one you will remember, but worth it to see the breathtaking views from the third hole.

Bailey Mill can arrange pony trekking through the forest which can be breathtaking on a Spring day.

Find out more about Newcastleton, or Copshaw Holm, as it is known locally, by visiting the local heritage museum. If you are interested in tracing your family tree then the Hawick Heritage Hub is only 30 minutes away. Use their archives to look into famous Border names like Armstrong, Nixon, Elliot and Robson.

Take a drive following the Reivers Route taking in famous sites like Hermitage Castle and Mangerton, where battles were fought to protect the borders bloodied lands.

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1 Sep 2014


"A gem of a holiday house."

This house is amazing, the interior is of the highest quality. Barbara the owner is welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Located in the village ideal for local stores and walks from the door. The house has everything you need. Kids were in love with the games room. Great kitchen with high quality appliances., Comfy beds and great bathrooms.. I cannot praise this place enough. Thank you for a wonderful week.

Very pleased you found the house comfy and spacious. It is large but we have retained its character even though it has all mod cons! Glad the children enjoyed the gaming and the garden - it is a joy and has been particularly beautiful this year. Look forward to seeing you all again I hope. B

7 Jun 2014


"Dalkeith House - superb"

9 family members spent a week together at Dalkeith House at the end of May. It was just as advertised and we were delighted. Barbara met us on arrival with a still warm lemon cake which our 5 year old grandson declared was better than mine! (Mine's good but Barbara's was very good!) The house was spotlessly clean and very well equiped with all we needed, and more. The beds and pillows were amazingly comfortable, ensuring we all slept well. Big fluffy towels and good toiletries were lovely and plentiful. All in all, Dalkeith House more than lived up to its claims. Thank you Barbara for such a lovely house which made us feel welcomed and at home.

Thank you for your very kind words about my baking, in my experience the young ones give the best crit! Sounds like the house exceeded your expectations which is our aim, it is very gratifying to know our efforts are appreciated. Thank you for taking time to post a review for us, much appreciated. Hope to see you all again in the future. B

13 May 2014


"Amazing Venue!"

I found Dalkeith House when looking for the ideal venue for a weekend away with friends and young children - I struck gold! The location of Dalkeith House is perfect, not far off the M74 but rural enough to feel like you are truly on holiday. Barbara was wonderful and helped us plan our weekend with a visit to Rock UK and the most amazing afternoon tea at Bessietown (a must!). The house is stunning and equiped with everything you possibly could need! We shall most certianly be back!!

Thank you guys delighted that my suggestions made your weekend and that you all enjoyed the house and facilities. Look forward to your return visit.
Best wishes to all B

30 Apr 2014


"Best Family Holiday Ever!"

Wow! What a wonderful place! We have just spent our best family holiday ever at Dalkeith House. Such incredible attention to detail, comfort, beauty and welcome....Excellent in every way.
We could have easily spend all our time in the house, (where we didn't want for anything!) rather than exploring the surrounding countryside which was close & beautiful.
We could not recommend more highly and will hopefully be back!

Thank you for such high praise indeed. We love it when friends and families enjoy the house and gardens - its too big for everyday but its just perfect for getting together! Thank you for taking time to post a review, it means a lot. Best wishes to all B

22 Apr 2014



I booked Dalkeith House for my husband's surprise 40th birthday with 8 of our friends for 2 nights, well let me tell you it wasn't long enough. The whole experience of the house was beyond my expectations, we all had an amazing time. The house has been decorated to a very high standard in an exceptional Georgian house with mega attention to details (the beds, the pillows and the fluffy white towels were fabby). On arrival my husband and I were greeted by owner Barbara who made us feel so welcome right from the start, she had even made us a homemade drizzle cake which was devoured by us all. (a real special touch I thought) We landed really lucky with the weather, so we spent most of our time in the garden enjoying and making use of the beautiful setting, again equipped with everything in mind a real home from home. We did venture out to the local pubs where we were made very welcome by the publicans (think we may have left a lasting impression on the locals (but in a nice way)
I take my hat off to Barbara & Paul who own the property to let complete strangers into their beautiful home & have the full running of the house.
on leaving the house on sunday morning Barbara & Paul were there as we set off and I felt as though I had known them for a long time.
So if your looking for an outstanding Self Catering property then Dalkeith House gets my 100%.
My only complaint was that our stay wasn't long enough.
A big Thank You to Barbara & Paul for letting us stay at your house and making our occassion so special.
We will be back much sooner rather than later.

Wow! Such praise indeed. Thank you very much. Delighted you found us and enjoyed the house, it is perfect for a get together or for a celebration with friends and family - but even better when the sun shines! You chose the perfect weekend and sounds like you made the most of the house, the garden and the village pubs! Next time book for longer and enjoy further afield - there is lots to see and do!
Thank you for taking time to post a review for us. Best wishes to all and do hope we see you again.Bx

26 Mar 2014


"Perfect getaway for whole family to celebrate together."

Our family, ranging in age from 9 to 80, spent a wonderful weekend celebrating our mother's 80th birthday.Dalkeith House met our every need and exceeded our expectations.The accommodation was spacious yet homely.Everyone could be together comfortably yet there was also room to let everyone do as they pleased. We used every wonderful room from the celebration meal in the amazing formal dining room to the huge breakfasting room that saw breakfast , lunch and a rather long, hard fought game of Monopoly.We were welcomed warmly by the owner who showed us around personally which really aided our workings of the various appliances and continued to be helpful throughout our stay. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dalkeith House and have already done so to our friends and family.

Thank you very much for your very generous feedback, its always lovely to know that everyone enjoyed themselves and you would be happy to recommend us, much appreciated. Best wishes to all B

25 Mar 2014


"Luxury for all the family"

This was my second visit to Dalkeith House. Our party ranged in age from 9 to 73 and each one thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Lemon drizzle cake on arrival was a real treat!
There was space for us to spread out and do different things as well as all be together when we wanted to.
We all visited Rock UK, which is very close by, for a number of activities and the staff there were great too.
All had a fantastic break for mums 70th birthday and would thoroughly recommend Dalkeith House.

Thank you again for your visit, delighted you brought your family back this time and have some lovely family memories of being together at the house for your mums birthday. Best wishes to all. B

4 Mar 2014


"Absolutely perfect!"

We stayed at Dalkeith House to celebrate out parents 60th birthday, the house definitely has a 'wow factor' combining both a modern and traditional feel. Everyone including the children thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay and felt that everything possible had been thought of. On arrival the table was beautifully set ready for our catering, the kitchen felt like home from home and all of us commented on how fresh and comfortable the beds were. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank you for taking time to post a review, much appreciated. Glad the house performed its charm over you all. B

15 Jan 2014


"too good to tell other people about!!!"

had a brilliant weekend at dalkeith house , we were a family party of ten celebrating a significant birthday .The house is beautiful,spacious ,warm and comfortable.Lots of hot water ,great bathrooms ,nice large towels. loved the games room and we all played on the xbox!!The owner welcomed us and explained everything we needed to know and even left us a cake to start the weekend off.. only negative was it was too short a break to do everything we wanted to and hope to go back again .

Thank you for you kind words. Do hope to welcome you all back again so you can enjoy more of the facilities the village has to offer, and also spend time in our beautiful garden which is just stunning during Spring and summer. Best wishes to all B

9 Jan 2014


"Lovely House"

We were a group of 8 friends who wanted a weekend away after the festive period. We had a lovely time. The house is very cosy with plenty of kitchen equipment and utensils. It is well equipped with… More

Thank you very much for taking time to post a note on the house. it is full of techy gear but its all very easy to use, suspect you lot were doing too much catching up to bother about it! Best wishes to all, B

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