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Posted (May 16, 2014)

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Gilmerton House – an oasis of tranquility in East Lothian

We have been doing more and more work in East Lothian, which is just a short hop on the A1 out of Edinburgh and why not? East Lothian boasts some of Scotland’s finest beaches, golf courses and remarkably: weather, with Dunbar allegedly being the sunniest place in the UK. East Lothian also has some of Scotland’s finest food and drinks with Glenkinchie distillery, North Berwick Lobster, Dunbar smoked salmon and trout and Lammermuir Cheese to name but a few.

We are therefore delighted to announce that we are to be working with Gilmerton House, a stunning exclusive use venue, 22 miles south of Edinburgh. This beautifully restored A listed Georgian Mansion owned by Sir David Kinloch and whose family have lived on the estate for twelve generations. The house has ten bedrooms, most of which are en-suite and provide a high standard of luxury accommodation. There are a number of public rooms including a marble entrance hall, two large drawing rooms and a spectacular wood paneled music room (pictured), which unusually for a Georgian house is still intact and original. The result is a room with great character and ambiance ideal for dinners of up to 50.

Gilmerton Dining Room

The house is perfectly situated for a number of different events and, because of its location (40 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the A1) and exclusivity, is perfect for corporate events such as conferences, getaways and team building and with Archerfield just down the road, is an ideal base for some of the finest golf courses Scotland has to offer. All the rooms have access to Wi-Fi and other business equipment and services can be provided on request. Appetite Direct will provide the highest level of service to you and your guests from breakfast through to supper using the best of seasonal East Lothian Produce.

Gilmerton house is also undoubtably one of the most romantic venues in Scotland and in fact featured in the film ‘The Railway Man’ with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. The house is ideally suited to smaller weddings of up to 50, however there is space in the well manicured gardens for a marquee, there is room in the house for 10 couples to stay and nearby North Berwick has a diverse range of hotels and some particularly good B&B’s. Whatever your dream wedding may be no matter how unusual, Appetite Direct can make it happen for you. Our team of highly experienced event organisers will work with you to from your first enquiry to the big day and beyond to ensure that you can relax and enjoy the occasion.


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