Bed and Breakfast

Country house bed and breakfast accommodation
close to Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders
Gullane, Muirfield and East Lothian Golf Courses within 60 minutes.

Crookston House
Crookston House Map of Scotland

Crookston House
south of Edinburgh

Edinburgh 40 minutes
Edinburgh Airport 40 mins

A welcoming family home

Georgina and Malcolm Leslie have recently taken on the family house, which has been in the Borthwick family since it was built in 1816 for John Borthwick, the 13th of Crookston. It was remodeled in 1864 and again in 1873.

Hall and stairs

Over the last 20 years further improvements have been made and most recently a biomass heating system has been installed so the house is very comfortable at all times of year.

Georgina and Malcolm live in the house with their two sons, two dogs and a cat and it is in this happy family home that you are welcome to stay for bed and breakfast.

Georgina's parents live in their own self- contained flat in the basement and can be found pottering around outside in the garden.

Surrounded by woodland and gardens above the valley of the Gala Water, Crookston House is reached by a long drive beginning with a gate lodge south of Heriot about 20 mile south of Edinburgh.

With easy access to Edinburgh and within 60 minutes of the world-famous golf courses of East Lothian, Crookston House is also well situated for exploring the wild Lammermuirs and the gentle hills and wooded valleys of the Scottish borders, its abbeys, castles and historic houses.

You will be sure of a warm welcome at Crookston House and when you arrive you'll be greeted with a cup of tea and home baking!


Garden Bathroom Garden Double Bedroom
Ballroom bedroom

Above left and right;
Garden Bedroom (Double Room). Beautiful views of the gardens and grounds and the Moorfoot Hills beyond. Superking bed with an en suite bathroom.

Ballroom Bedroom (Double Room). Dual aspect, overlooking the site of the former ballroom, the gardens and hills beyond. Wash hand basin in the bedroom and a private shower room across the hall.

Below left and right;
Yew Tree Bedroom (Twin Bedroom). This large but cosy twin room with an en suite bathroom is south east facing looking over the magnificent beech trees.

Yew Tree Twin Bedroom Yew Tree bathroom
Ante room sitting room

Bedrooms have televisions with Freeview channels and tea/coffee making facilities.

Ante Room

You are welcome to enjoy the peace of the Ante Room, relax in front of a roaring fire and catch up with newspapers and magazines.

Wi-Fi symbol Free Wi-Fi internet access.

Due to the thickness of the walls, Wi-Fi can only be accessed in certain parts of the house.


Breakfast table

Homemade breakfast in the Dining Room, surrounded by family portraits dating back over 300 years.

A full Scottish or Continental Breakfast is served in the dining room which includes bacon and sausages sourced from the Scottish Borders, black pudding from Dingwall and fresh eggs from the Leslie's own hens.

For dinner there are places to eat locally. Leslie does offer evening meals for parties that book all three rooms and for longer stays. Picnics can be made by prior arrangement.


Garden steps and lavender in front of the house

Minimum 2 night stay
Low Season: 1st November - 31st March
High Season: 1st April - 30th October
star Prices are per room (not per person) and include breakfast.

Garden Bedroom (Double Room)
Low Season from £110
High Season from £135

Ballroom Bedroom (Double Room)
Low Season from £95
High Season from £115

Yew Tree Bedroom (Twin Bedroom)
Low Season from £110
High Season from £135

No pets in the house please, and no smoking please.

To enquire or to book:

Part of the garden

Please contact:
Georgina Leslie

Crookston House
EH38 5YS
Scotland, UK.

Tel: 01875 835 661
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1875 835 661

Please tell Georgina you found Crookston House through About Scotland!

Mowed path in the woodland around the house.

Map of the area:

Map of the area

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