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The Garden Bothy, Preston Hall

Near Pathhead, Midlothian

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The Garden Bothy is a charming, detached house that sits in a pretty garden in the grounds of the stunning Preston Hall Estate, near Pathhead in Midlothian and just 12 miles from the wonderful capital Edinburgh.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
  • Electric vehicle charging point

This ‘chocolate box’ style cottage’s delightful exterior hints at what is to come inside where a wood-burning stove in the sitting room keeps it cosy whatever the weather and is a great focal point.

Everything needed to prepare tasty meals is provided in the modern kitchen and there is a formal dining room to enjoy meals in. A sunny conservatory off the dining room looks out over the lovely garden and is a great place to enjoy the pretty surroundings in comfort.

In the luxurious master suite is a double bedroom with a sleek en suite bathroom that has the choice of the bath and the separate, modern shower cubicle. There are then two further double bedrooms and a bathroom with a shower over the bath that are all set out on the one level.

The Bothy is set in its own grassed garden and there is also access to the breathtaking beauty of the walled garden that is just adjacent, as well as the rest of the country estate.

The estate is family-run and Preston Hall itself, a magnificent 18th century Palladian mansion house, has been in the family since 1789. Within the estate there are 250 acres of managed woodland to explore and scenic walks to be had along the banks of the Tyne Water that borders the estate.

Map & Local

Pathhead (1.5 miles) has a good chip shop and an excellent bakery for some freshly baked treats. Just outside the village is historic Crichton Castle (4 miles), a late 14th century tower house with an intriguing diamond faceted internal façade that has managed to stand the test of time.

The Vogrie Country Park (3.5 miles) has extensive parkland with 11.5 miles of paths leading around it and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way. There is everything from frogs, dragonflies and beetles to woodpeckers, jays, nuthatchs and buzzard, as well as an adventure playground and miniature railway that children will love.

Haddington (10 miles) has lots of interesting shops and eateries to try out, as well as an 18 hole golf course with buggy hire available. To the north of Haddington stands the Hopetoun Monument that stands at 95 feet high and can be climbed up (not for those with limited mobility) for some totally amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding area.

Edinburgh (12 miles) has all the attractions and shops you could hope for along with dozens of cultural delights such as galleries, museums, the historic Edinburgh Castle, Scotts Monument and the imposing Arthur’s Seat.

Every August the Edinburgh Festival brings a carnival like atmosphere to the city when a huge array of comedy, theatre performances, gigs and street theatre comes to town. Park and ride facilities can be accessed on the outskirts of the city or there is a regular bus service from Pathhead.

Golfers will be in their element here as the excellent courses at Gullane, Muirfield and Luffness are all in easy reach about 20/30 minutes’ drive away.

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Single Storey

Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Dining room
Kitchen with electric hob, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (super king-size converts twin)
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC, wash basin and washing machine.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by air source pump, heat recovery system and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking. EV charging point is located within the Estate grounds.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 POA POA
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 POA POA
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 POA POA
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 POA POA
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 POA POA
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £695.00 £795.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £795.00 £895.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA POA
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29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA POA
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03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Fantastic space, beautifully presented and well-equipped. The bedding was wonderful, too!

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Glad you enjoyed your stay and taking the time to leave a review.


Beautiful, spacious house in a great location. Been to Garden Bothy twice now and haven't been disappointed. Dog friendl...

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So glad that you keep returning to the Garden Bothy - many thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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Exceptional accommodation, clean, cosy in a wonderful estate location. Friendly staff

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Many thanks for your review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay


Great hosts. Very friendly and helpful. Quality and cosy cottage in great quiet location. Close to the Coast Countryside...

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You are quite right, The Garden Bothy is really not far from the three Cs - city, coast and countryside.

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Everything about the cottage was exceptional.


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