Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Scottish countryside, just thirty minutes from Edinburgh is the 600 year old Lothian Castle. Built in the 15th century and steeped in history, this twelve bedroom property sleeps up to twenty-four guests, with spacious dining and reception halls for up to eighty guests, making it ideal for family time away, celebrations, corporate events and weddings. The castle has encountered many key personalities in British history over the years including Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell, and great care has been taken to maintain the buildings authentic historical style while adding a dash of 21st century luxury for the modern visitor.
Lothian Castle features three incredibly stunning reception rooms, including The Great Hall, which can accommodate up to 80 guests for dining, The State Room, and The Garrison. All the living spaces are rich in beautifully carved, dark wood, colourful rugs and tapestries and sofas and cushions in sumptuous fabrics. The castle has a light and airy feel, and the shades of deep red, orange and gold used throughout add plenty of warmth; especially when paired with the beautiful open fireplaces and candelabras.
The Stateroom is an ideal space for cocktails, ceremonies and parties, thanks to its heavy dark wooden flooring and spacious layout. There is ornately-carved wooden furniture and framed mirrors, as well as lamps and candles that provide an intimate and cosy atmosphere, and The Garrison is ideal for relaxing in front of the roaring fire with the family, reading a book, or even playing the piano.
The bedrooms at Lothian Castle are all named after historical figures, some of which may have stayed there themselves, and are all incredibly striking and impressive, with solid oak-carved beds, floor to ceiling velvet curtains, and luxurious fabrics in shades of deep blue and gold, rich grey, plum and berry. The Cottage, which stands in the grounds of the castle itself features one double bedroom and one twin room, as well as a shower room - making it ideal for a small family group, or those who want privacy away from the main property. The twin room features incredibly beautiful hand-carved wooden bunk beds, with a unique carved staircase to the top bed. The Gatehouse makes a beautiful romantic cocoon for two with its four-poster bed and Italian marble roll-top bath.
Lothian Castle sits within one and a half acres of grounds, perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy country walks in total tranquility.
Lothian Castle holds a fantastic location, set in a tranquil spot, less than a 10-minute car journey from the village of Gorebridge. Here, visitors will find a selection of helpful amenities, including shops and restaurants, as well as Gorebridge station, where you can catch a Border Railways train into Edinburgh Waverley. The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is less than a thirty-minute car journey from Lothian Castle, and with its Medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town, it is bursting with excellent attractions, including, iconic Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the excellent Scotch Whisky Experience and Edinburgh Gin Distillery as well as Camera Obscura & World of Illusions and the Edinburgh Zoo, which the whole family will enjoy! For guests travelling in from afar, Edinburgh Airport is less than a 50-minute car journey away making for a short transfer time. Alternatively, helicopters can land at the castle with prior agreement.
For keen golfers or those staying on a corporate break, a variety of world-class golf courses are within easy reaching distance of Lothian Castle. These include, Muirfield, which is 40-minutes away, North Berwick, 45-minutes away while most famous of all, St Andrew's, is 2-hours from the castle. Please ensure that you check which days of the week they are open to visitors, have a suitable handicap and make sure to book in advance!
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!