Faside Estate nr Edinburgh

The Tower

At the top of the 14th century old tower lies our B & B accommodation, ideal for a romantic get-away and breaks to Edinburgh. The steep spiral staircase leads up past a glass walkway over the old dungeon and up to to a roof top walkway with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth. Why not enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the roof walk on a nice sunny morning? The barrel vaulted bedroom has an en suite bathroom with stand-alone slipper bath. The bed is an enormous 7 foot wide 'Emperor' bed and their is a TV with DVD player in the Great Hall. A microwave, mini-fridge, kettle and toaster are provided within the bedroom suite.

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Guests staying in the Tower Vaults also have exclusive use of the finest room in the castle, the Great Hall. This magnificent old room has an original stone built fireplace with a log-burning stove, perfect for winter evenings. Beside the window there are stone window seats built into the thick castle walls. In the corner of the room are what remains of the now inaccessible old staircase.

Up on the ceiling are some of the original corbels from when the castle was destroyed by fire after the Battle of Pinkie. Behind the tartan curtain is an original stone toilet called the "Laird's Lug" where the Lairds could listen to their prisoners down in the dungeon. In 2010 we commissioned an artist to paint the ceiling and a photo of this can be seen in the photo section.

A continental breakfast is provided for guests to enjoy in the bedroom suite at their leisure and tea and coffee facilities are provided in the suite. From the battlements you can see the Forth Rail Bridge, Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh and the coast of Fife. The Tower sits within two and a half acres of garden including an orchard and sitting areas.

The property is perfectly located for those who enjoy the tranquillity of being in the countryside whilst only being a quick dash from Edinburgh and the Lothian. The property is self contained and The Tower is the perfect home away from home.

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To get to The Tower from Edinburgh head east on the A1 towards Berwick upon Tweed. Turn off at the junction for Wallyford and Dalkeith (A6094) and then at the top of the sliproad turn right following signs for Whitecraig. Two hundred meter's after crossing the carriageway you turn left onto a minor country road which has no signpost. The Tower is about one and a half miles up this road. Faside Estate is only ten miles from Edinburgh which allows for easy access to this beautiful city. To locate the property or to get directions, please view map.

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