Set in over 30 acres of beautiful woodland, yet just ten miles from Edinburgh city centre, the grounds at Kirkhill Mansion are populated with deer, bats, water voles, wood peckers and more song birds than you can whistle at.
If you fancy leading your own Midlothian wildlife safari or simply want to chill in a country retreat for a couple of days then this Big Deal with the historical Kirkhill Mansion is calling your name.
Grade B Listed
Kirkhill Mansion dates back to at least the 18th century and the Italianate mansion has many features which will strike a chord with Downton Abbey fans.
From antique furniture to a grand piano which guests are welcome to play, Kirkhill Mansion has all the period touches which characterise a fine country house.
While retaining its Georgian charm, the privately owned Grade B listed building has all the mod cons that you would expect of a contemporary venue such as WiFi in public areas and a hot tub in the gardens.
Two night mini-break
This relaxing Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two night break in a double room at Kirkhill Mansion. A full Scottish breakfast each morning is included.
All of the individually designed rooms have a TV, hot drinks facilities and a hairdryer. DVD players are available on request.
See & do
As well as a games room, there are plenty of enjoyable walks in the grounds and, as noted above, wildlife lovers will have plenty of furry and feathered friends to spot.
Looking slightly further afield, Kirkhill Mansion is only minutes from Oxenfoord Castle, Arniston House; the Scottish Mining Museum and Rosslyn Chapel – perfect for Da Vinci Code sleuths.
It is also close to Edinburgh’s Park and Ride, offering direct access to all the attractions of Scotland’s capital without the hassle of trying to navigate the city’s tram works and one way system by car.