Dundas Holiday Homes

South Scotland Lothian Edinburgh

  • From £100 a night
  • Sleeps 2.

A romantic retreat for two on your own country estate just outside Edinburgh

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The Boathouse is located on a fabulous 400-acre estate close to South Queensferry, just a short drive from Edinburgh City Centre. This quaint property sits on the bank of the estate's very own loch, an idyllic place to stay in an almost impossibly picturesque location. The grounds as a whole are gorgeous, varying from mature trees and broad meadows stretching into the far distance.
The Boathouse is an almost impossibly picturesque place to stay in an almost impossibly picturesque location. The grounds are beautiful, varying from manicured lawns to copses of mature trees and broad meadows stretching into the far distance, and it's hard to believe that you have your own Scottish country estate to explore.
It's a romantic escape par excellence, with an open-plan bedroom and living area, and a waterfront verandah that boasts amazing views across the water.  There's an en-suite shower room, with bathrobes and towels and L'Occitaine toiletries as well kitted-out kitchen with a Tassimo coffee machine. The Boathouse also comes complete with wifi, a TV and a DVD player. As a place to relax and unwind, it takes some beating, and Edinburgh feels very far away, despite being just half an hour away by car.
You'll probably find there's plenty to keep you occupied within the boundaries of the estate, with walks galore through the expansive grounds. If you do feel the need to stray further, South Queensferry is just a couple of minutes' away by car. A popular coastal village with some brilliant restaurants and magnificent views of the famous Forth bridges; Hopetoun House is another fabulous estate that's also featured in a movie or two; plus you're only a 20-minute drive from Falkirk's famous giant contemporary horse sculptures, The Kelpies. But you'll be glad to return to your loch-side love-nest at the end of the day, where you only have ducks, swans and geese for company.
Dundas Castle is also located within the estate but as it is a private family home, the owners ask that you only walk around the marked routes outwith the vicinity of the Castle.



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Suitable For

Our properties vary in size and can sleep 2 or more people depending on which one suits your requirements. 


The peace and quiet of the Dundas estate creates an idyllic setting for those staying in one of our self catered cottages. South Queensferry is located 5 minutes from the Boathouse and boasts beautiful views of the Firth of Forth and it's famous bridges as well as delicious coffee shops and restaurants. Guests can also enjoy stunning walks around the Dundas estate or down by the River Forth. For those who are more adventurous there are some great things to do nearby such as the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre, Hopetoun House and boat trips on the River Forth. 

Food & Drink

Manna House coffee shop, Orocco Pier, Scotts Restaurant and The Little Bakery are all delicious restaurants and cafes located in South Queensferry. 


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The Owner Says

We have a selection of idyllic self catered cottages located throughout the Dundas Castle Estate.

With a variety of sizes there is something for everyone, from couples looking for a romantic retreat to families looking for a holiday house.

Explore the extensive estate that is on your door step or go further afield, with some of Scotland’s greatest cities and beauty spots within an hours drive.


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Getting There

Dundas Castle is situated near South Queensferry, approximately half an hour by car west of the centre of Edinburgh and just south of the Forth Road Bridge. Guests should enter by the main gates of the estate leading from the B800 which runs between South Queensferry and Kirkliston. Note that the Dundas Castle postcode is not recognised by GPS but by entering EH30 9SS you will be directed to the B800 where you will see the sign for the front entrance to Dundas Castle.


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