Crookston House

Heriot, Midlothian
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1875 835661
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Grand Scottish home with stunning views & a tea-and-shortbread welcome. Historic castles, local festivals, golf, East Lothian beaches abound


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Scots Baronial grandeur complete with turrets, balustrades, ancestral portraits and impressive entrance… yet a family home with life and warmth. Engaging hosts welcome you with tea and a homemade something. A splendid staircase leads to huge traditional bedrooms with antiques, art and cosy gowns. Watch the wild birds tucking in as you breakfast too, on home-laid eggs and local treats. The 47 acres have swathes of snowdrops in spring and colour all year. Georgina and Malcolm know the area well; heaps to do: river Tweed fishing, walks, mountain bike trails. Return to a toasty, red sitting room with comfy sofas, log fire and lots of interesting books.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights May-September. Children over 12 welcome.
Christmas, New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 2 courses, £25. 3 courses, £30 per head (BYOB). Pubs/restaurants 11 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £90-£100.
1 Twin
From £120
2 Doubles
From £90



Lovely place to stay, super hosts, made us really welcome. The house is lovely and grounds are full of wildlife, brilliant!

Sally, Keighley

We found Crookston House through your website, and have just been back for a second time. It is such a wonderful place to stay. A most interesting and historic house, in a beautiful place, and with a very special family atmosphere. We loved our extremely large and comfortable bedroom and bathroom, and were most impressed by the delicious dinner and huge breakfast Georgina cooked for us.


The pictures do not do this is an incredible property. Beautiful rooms with acres of lush gardens. Georgina and Malcolm are terrific hosts and extremely helpful in planning a visit. Location is short drive to train stations and 12 minutes to Edinburgh. Beautiful countryside to walk or drive.

kathleen, Charleston, SC

What an amazing place. We have stayed in many Sawday properties which have all been very special, but Crookston would be at the top of the list for us, due to the rich history and friendly welcome. You are surrounded by family portraits and antiques in a beautiful setting with cosy rooms and a log fire. We will be back.

Jonathan, Nantwich

I stayed at Crookston House for only one night – I wish it had been more. The house is like a stately home, surrounded by 47 acres of woodland and gardens. From the time the booking was made to my reluctant departure Georgina and Malcolm were so welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room was very large and beautifully decorated with the most sumptuous bed. The bathroom had a freestanding bath with lashings of hot water. Breakfast was all local produce and delicious. I can not recommend Crookston House highly enough – we will be returning.

Pauline, High Wycombe

A very special place to stay. Beautiful house in peaceful setting. Very comfortable, spacious and elegant bedrooms, and delicious breakfasts. Lovely sitting room to relax in.. We appreciated the friendliness of our hosts and the warmth of their welcome.

Sarah, London

We where one of the first guests visiting Crookston House. My mouth fell open because of all the ingrediënts that makes this B&B the perfect place to stay. There is this lovely Georgina with the warmest welcome you could wish for. Her natural charm reminded us of Lady Diana's. Fresh baked shortbread, a house to die for and the best bed we slept in this two week golf trip. When i closed the curtains in the evening i saw deer running through the garden. After a tasty breakfast in the morning we sadly had to leave. Thank you so much Georgina!

Mady, Ammerzoden

My wife and I enjoyed the most lovely stay in what has to be the ultimate Scottish B&B! This is the most fabulous, traditional, baronial home with paintings, antiques and decor to match - all set in a glorious estate which you can wander around with woodland and a small lake. The hosts provided the warmest of welcomes and the comfort of the bedroom suite and the quality of the breakfasts were simply outstanding. The perfect place for a relaxing, romantic break!

Alan, St Andrews

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Malcolm & Georgina Leslie

  • Wander in the magnificent grounds of Crookston House. So much nature to see with a huge variety of birds, roe deer and the occasional otter. Longer more energetic walks can be enjoyed on the farm.
  • Edinburgh, the historic and cultural centre, is only 18 miles away. Visit Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, museums, art galleries, Dynamic Earth, The Camera Obscura, The Edinburgh Dungeons, some of Scotland's finest restaurants and much, much more.
  • So much to do outdoors - cycling at Innerliethen and Glentress, walking in the Moorfoot, Lammermuir and Eildon Hills, fishing on the River Tweed and golfing on the fabulous links of East Lothian.
  • For the history buffs, the Borders has an extraordinary depth of history. Visit Abbotsford, Thirlestane and Floors Castles, Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys, or Roslyn Chapel.
  • Annual festivals within easy reach include The Edinburgh Festival, the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, the Common Ridings and the festival of rugby that is the Melrose 7's.
  • Access central Edinburgh by train in under 30 minutes from Gorebridge station, only 10 minutes from Crookston.