The Boathouse at Dundas Castle

UK Scotland South Scotland Lothian Edinburgh

  • Adults Only
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
A romantic retreat for two on your own country estate just outside Edinburgh
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.

Why book with Cool Places?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

The Boathouse is a charming self-catering cottage situated on the bank of the loch, within the picturesque Dundas Estate. This delightful property has an open plan bedroom and living area, extending to the veranda, which boasts breathtaking views across the loch, shared only with neighbouring ducks, swans and geese. Undeniably romantic, the Boathouse exudes a sense of tranquillity and peace, making it the most perfect place to relax and unwind.

Our favourite spot

The Boathouse can sleep two people so it is most suited for couples on a romantic break or who are travelling across Scotland. As we are located just 25 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre, it is perfect for people who are wanting to a trip into the Scottish capital. 

The local area

The peace and quiet of the Dundas loch creates an idyllic setting for those staying in the Boathouse. 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. 

Best local places to eat and drink

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

Why stay with us?

The Boathouse is a self catered cottage complete with a fully fitted kitchen, en-suite bathroom, Tassimo machine, L'Occitane toiletries, Wi-Fi, television and a complimentary glass of whisky or gin. It also has a veranda which overlooks the beautiful Dundas loch. 

Offers & Deals

The best offer will automatically be applied to bookings on Cool Places


A two-bedroom cottage with living room, kitchen and bathroom. Check Availability


Opening Times

Available all year.


Contact Website The Boathouse at Dundas Castle, Dundas Castle

Show Map

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.

Related Guides

See Self Catering in Edinburgh


Add Your Review

Be the first to leave a review!

Other places to stay near The Boathouse at Dundas Castle