Of Rosebery House
Family home to an Earl and Prime Minister
Since the days of The 5th Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister Archibald Primrose, Rosebery House has been a Primrose family holiday home and a much loved haven for socialising. For generations, friends and family have gathered here to enjoy good company and the surrounding countryside.
Sumptuous yet inviting
Every room in the house is lovingly adorned with works of art, collected by the family over the centuries. The ten bedrooms are each unique in their décor and still bear the names of the Earl’s siblings and children. Each commands a view over the hills or courtyard garden.
Enjoy opulently reclining in the vast sitting room - or a perhaps in a comfortable snug? Feast in splendour under the aristocratic dining room portraits or overlooking the grounds from the orangery.
Of course, guests today enjoy the same superb standard of comfort and service that the 5th Earl himself expected.
Lands, legends & treasure
The house is located within the ancient parish of the village of Temple, Midlothian. Within ten minute drive is the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel - world famous for its mysterious legends.
The name 'Temple' refers to the Knights Templar. In the 12th century King David 1st granted them the surrounding lands. According to legend, treasure belonging to the Knights Templar was secretly hidden in the area. "Twixt the oak and the elm tree, you will find buried the millions free."