Crookston House

Heriot, Midlothian
Bed & Breakfast

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in August. Children over 4 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 11 miles.


Nightly price
from £95
1 Twin
From £110
1 Double
From £95
1 Double
From £110


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

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

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

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Georgina Leslie

  • An historic house, built for and owned by the same family for 200 years. Surrounded by fabulous gardens and grounds, with wooded walks, magnificent trees, deer, and an array of bird life.
  • Edinburgh, the historic and cultural centre, is only 18 miles away. Visit Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, museums, art galleries, Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura, The Edinburgh Dungeons, some of Scotland's finest restaurants and much, much more.
  • Sporting enthusiasts will have a field day. There are wonderful opportunities for walkers in the Moorfoot and Lammermuir Hills, cycling at Glentress, fishing on the Tweed, golfing on the fabulous links of East Lothian and don't forget the Melrose 7's.
  • For the history buffs, the Borders has an extraordinary depth of history. Visit Thirlestane and Floor Castles, Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys, Abbotsford or Roslyn Chapel.
  • There are many annual festivals in the locality including the Borders Book Festival in Melrose in June and the Common Ridings, historic gatherings which run from June until August in a variety of towns throughout the Scottish Borders.