The hotel is situated in beautifully landscaped private grounds approximately 13 km south of Edinburgh. Dalkeith Park and Dalkeith House, built in the 18th century, are around 9 km from the hotel. The city's airport is about 16 km away, and can be reached by car within 20 minutes. The hotel, which was built in 1824, offers guests a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere and warm Scottish hospitality. It has a total of 18 rooms and is ideal for holidaymakers and business travellers alike. The oak panelled bar and lounge area provides guests with the opportunity to relax with a drink or, in the colder months, to warm up beside the open log fire. Other facilities provided to guest include conference services, room service and, for a small additional fee, parking for those arriving by car. The comfortable rooms are decorated in warm tones and are fitted with an en suite bathroom. They comply with all the usual standards, and each comes with a hairdryer, direct dial telephone and TV. Tea and coffee-making facilities, an iron and an ironing board are also provided. The rooms look out over the private garden and surrounding landscape. The local area offers visitors an abundance of activities, from hiking in the Pentland Hills, to excellent golf courses, to skiing at the Midlothian Ski Centre, open all year round. The hotel restaurant serves a combination of typical Scottish and contemporary cuisine, as well as an excellent selection of wines. It is possible to book a bed and breakfast stay.