Unique boathouse on Edinburgh's outskirts hailed as 'the Four Seasons of Airbnb'

Published date30 June 2022
Publication titleEdinburghLive (Scotland)
Those looking for a staycation or a base for a visit to the capital can stay in a unique boathouse, which reviews have hailed as the ideal spot for a romantic getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Perched on the banks of the picturesque Dundas Loch, within the stunning Dundas Estate, the one bed, one bathroom Dundas Castle Boathouse 'exudes a sense of peace and tranquility' according to the owners - and from the pictures of the place it would be hard to disagree.

Listing the boathouse on Airbnb, they say: "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."

From 74 reviews left on the holiday home site, guests have given the place a lofty average rating of 4.92.

A quick search of available dates shows the cost of a night's stay - with a 2-night minimum required - is around £150.

And according to the feedback, an escape to the lochside retreat is well worth the money.

One recent visitor said their stay at the boathouse was 'unforgettable'. They commented: "We intended to use it as a base, but ended up not going anywhere apart from walks around the estate, as we were so content where we were.

"The birds are a delight. Early June was a good time to go as there were so many babies to see, cygnets, goslings, ducklings, baby coots, and, my favourite, baby moorhens. We also had a heron on our doorstep. Absolutely loved the place."

Meanwhile, some people have described the haven as a 'hidden gem'. One review comments: "Absolutely stunning place to stay! Great location which is very peaceful and perfect for escaping for the weekend!


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