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Dunesk Lodge

Edinburgh (5.5mls SE), Edinburgh and Lothians
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Wonderful, detached period lodge nestled amid 4 acres within easy reach of the elegant Edinburgh
  • Relax in front of the wood burner after a round on the nearby golf course
  • Visit Rosslyn Chapel, Pentlands and Hillend, where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tubing
Property code: 87264

A traditional yet spacious property situated in a peaceful position down a quiet county lane in a beautiful village location, with large fully enclosed gardens, close to Scotland’s capital.

The stunning period property sits within 4 acres of land in the picture-postcard village of Lasswade. The village is 6 miles from the vibrant city of Edinburgh and has an excellent golf course as well as several independent eateries and cosy pubs. The spacious lodge sleeps six guests, making it ideal for a large family or group of friends. With vast rooms and a choice of social spaces, it’s the perfect holiday home for enjoying quality time together.

The detached, single-storey residence feels bright and airy, thanks to high ceilings, skylights, and lovely windows framing countryside views. The lodge is furnished in a traditional style, with little nods to its heritage in the tartan soft furnishings and Scottish landscape paintings adorning the walls. Statement furniture adds a sense of grandeur to each room too.

From the reception hall, enter the beautiful lounge, which has two picture windows and French doors opening onto the garden. On chilly evenings, light the open fire and curl up in an armchair with your favourite book. Continuing into the rear hall, you’ll find two twin bedrooms (which can be made up as super-king-size bedrooms on request), both with en-suite facilities. Also from here, you’ll find a cosy snug with a wood burner, where you can watch the Smart TV or play a game at the card table. Gather for memorable mealtimes in the dining room where musical members of the group can entertain you on the piano! Adjacent to the dining area is the attractive kitchen, with everything you need to cater for the group. The final bedroom – a king-size – enjoys rural views and has a stylish en-suite bathroom. Completing this stunning holiday home is a handy utility room and boot room.

Heading outside, you’ll find an immaculately landscaped garden. The area is fully enclosed, making it ideal for children and dogs, and features a large lawn and countryside views. In addition, if unused you’ll also have access to an enclosed field directly from the garden, where the dogs can enjoy a game of fetch, as well as a secure kennel should you need it. There is a choice of outdoor seating areas, along with a BBQ for al fresco dining. Ample private parking is available at the property.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 twin zip-and-link beds (which can be made into super-king-size beds on request) and 1 king-size
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WCs, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • AGA, electric oven with gas hob, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, food processer and Alexa Bluetooth speaker
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer
  • Open fire and wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in snug and TVs in all three bedrooms
  • Trouser presses and hairdryers in all three bedrooms
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Fully enclosed gardens with seating areas and BBQ
  • Secured housed outdoor kennel for dogs and secured bike storage available
  • Ample off-road parking is available
  • Pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles, shops 1 mile and beach 6 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

A 6-mile journey will bring you to the centre of Edinburgh. Explore the city’s fascinating history with a stroll around Old Town, where you’ll find the imposing castle and iconic Royal Mile. Round off your day with a climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat for panoramic views across the city followed by a wee dram in one of the many whisky pubs.

Pull on your walking boots and head deep into the Pentland Hills (5 miles), where you’ll find 60 miles of tracks and trails to explore through ancient woodland, across moorland, and around reservoirs. It’s also a great place for horse riding, skiing and fishing.

Alternatively, hop in the car and head to the coast. North Berwick, 23 miles away, is the perfect place to slip into a slower pace of life. Peruse the quirky boutiques and galleries, before grabbing a bag of fish and chips and heading down to the rugged beach to admire the stunning views across the Firth of Forth. You can also take boat trips around the local islands from here.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Heather 16th November 2023

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Amazing stay! Fully equipped with everything you would ever need, very clean and comfortable! The property itself is so spacious with so much character, it was a delight to stay here! We were celebrating a heavenly birthday, in a place close to our hearts and this accommodation was perfect for a short trip into Edinburgh centre or a short walk to tRead morehe local pubs. Will definitely be staying here again! Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 29th September 2023

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Outstanding! We had such a wonderful time at Donesk Lodge. Such a warm, welcoming, comfortable, and well-appointed property. A short walk to the bus stop for the No 31 bus into Edinburgh which runs frequently. We loved the books, the extensive music collection, and watching the wildlife from the warmth and comfort of the lounge. A real treat to retRead moreurn 'home' in the evening after a day either in the city or wandering l in more rural areas. Couldn't have asked for better. Truly outstanding Hide

Reviewed by June 15th September 2023

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The place was really beautiful very welcoming for dogs . Had everything from keeping the dogs clean to welcoming you as guests . Brilliant x

Reviewed by Jim 1st September 2023

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I book approx 3 holiday cottages every year and have done so for quite a number of years. Dunesk was one of the best cottages I have been to in a long time.

Reviewed by Bianca Maria 18th August 2023

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Wir hatten zwei Wochen diese wunderschne Lodge gemietet. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefhlt. Das Haus war sauber, die Kche mit dem Aga Herd war der zentrale Mittelpunkt. Ich habe die Kche in mein Herz geschlossen. Alle Zimmer hatten ein schnes Bad. Die Betten waren bequem und nicht durchgelegen. Das Haus war gut beheizt und zu jeder Zeit war das WasserRead more warm. Ein wunderschn angelegter Garten rahmte das Haus ein. In der Nhe war alles zu finden, Restaurants, Supermarkt und tolle Golfpltze. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Alicia 4th August 2023

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We have just returned from a wonderful week away in Edinburgh. We stayed at Dunesk Lodge for 7 nights and we couldn't of wished for better. The lodge itself is in a beautiful location surrounded by fields, it's very peaceful and only a short 6 minute walk to the nearest bus stop enabling you to catch the number 31 bus into Edinburgh. Everything youRead more could need is in the lodge, it's very well equipped and it feels just like home. We would highly recommend Dunesk Lodge. We hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Adele 14th July 2023

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Very warmful and comfortable cottage, a real relaxing place near the nature

Reviewed by George 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 13th May 2023

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A warm, comfortable and welcoming cottage. Everything you need for a great holiday - setting, garden, space, amenities and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Holly 29th April 2023

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We loved this cottage, it was super homely and had everything we needed for our stay. Beds super comfy too! The location was great with lovely gardens, tucked away with a private countryside feel but close enough to Edinburgh - we recommend parking at Newcraighall park and ride and getting the train in. Thank you for a great stay, we were sad to leRead moreave! Hide

Reviewed by Jill 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Clare 24th March 2023

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An excellent place to stay, very homely and beautifully equipped with lovely gardens and rural views. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Anne 22nd December 2022

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This is a very spacious cottage and very close to the city. Only thing I would say is it needs updating,

Reviewed by Euan 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Lisa 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Fiona 29th July 2022

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We had a wonderful week at Dunesk Lodge. The accommodation is extremely comfortable with plenty of space but we also loved the cosy Snug for evening tv watching. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking meals. The garden was an amazing space for our 5 month old lab pup to play. It is in a perfect location. Very peaceful but close to EdinburRead moregh. The bus service is excellent to get into the city. It's also easy to get to the coast for a day out. A trip to North Berwick. We hope to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 24th June 2022

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A huge house that's well equipped and in a great location. Exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside was really easy from this base. Good places to eat in walking distance of the property. If you like home comforts whilst on holiday, this is the place for you.

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