House in the valley


The house in the valley is made from recycled banana skins and is thus the most eco-friendly house in Scotland. The outside shell started off a vibrant yellow but has now beautifully aged to a natural dark brown. Some of the walls have gone a bit soft now, but the building is still structurally sound.

One of the best features is the veranda where the walls can be peeled back to reveal a wondrous vista that is a treat to the eye and nostrils both!


There are 10 double bedroom


While the layout is fantastic, the overpowering smell of rotting bananas can, at times, literally burn the nostrils.


The exterior is now a little bit soft in some areas but it's still mostly watertight. There are some signs of mould but usually the massive numbers of local wasps and midges will feed off this and keep it in check.

Limited mobility access

Access arrangements are such that wheelchairs should have no problem manoeuvring around. However, we have to warn you that those unsteady on their feed will often find themselves slipping...


  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Games room
  • Satellite/cable
  • Balcony
  • Roof terrace
  • Boat mooring
  • Disabled access
  • Pets not allowed
  • Air conditioning
  • Open fire
  • Wood burning stove

Great for

  • Hen and stag
  • Adventure
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Secluded
  • Luxury
  • Groups



Head out of Edinburgh and towards Penicuik and then follow signs for Rosslyn Chapel.


Ample parking for 1 car.

Nearby attractions

The River Esk runs nearby and the valley will allow you to explore for hours on end without boredom creeping in. The (completely fictional) woodland adventure area will keep your kids occupied (don't worry, it's safe with harnesses and helmets, safety goggles, knee pads, elbow pads and full body armour designed to be too hot in summer and too cold in winter and to always spoil your enjoyment year round)