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Phone: 001 (0)131 554 4794

Luxurious, 4-star graded apartment in historic Scottish Townhouse (built 1638), uniquely located in private parkland, yet only a 15-min. stroll (or 5 mins by bus) to Edinburgh's city centre.

  • Price from 100 GBP / Day / Per unit
  • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 02/16/2010

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2009 Scottish Thistle Award-Winner: 'The Extra Mile'
2008 Scottish Thistle Award Finalist: 'Customer Care'

The Park Apartment (sleeps 3) has its own wonderful Palladian staircase entrance, at the front of Pilrig House, exclusive to guests. Each of our 3 apartments in Pilrig House is immaculatele, beautifully decorated and designed with comfort in mind. Guests can enjoy the private gardens, including a Regency garden to the side of the house, teeming with wildlife - birds, squirrlels and foxes, and which has secluded seating areas, as well as parkland on their doorstep. The peace and tranquillity to be found in our unique location is really vey special and much appreciated by guests! Private parking - a rare commodity in Edinburgh - is also available to guests... each of our three apartments has a designated parking space in a private car park to the rear of the property. (Our second apartment - the 'Balfour Apartment' sleeps 4 people, and our third apartment - the Garden Apartment sleeps 2).

The Park Apartment comprises: spacious & sunny living-room with dining area, lovely recessed window-seat, oak flooring, flame-effect fire, and double oak doors that open out to a small, south-facing portico entrance at the top of the staircase overlooking the private gardens and park, where guests can sit with a glass of wine and watch the world go by; sunny double bedroom with park views; single bedroom - also with park views, fully-equipped, modern kitchen; fully-tiled luxurious bathroom with bath (shower over bath and glass shower-screen), heated towel rail, shaver point).

Included in the price: Free Broadband Wi-Fi, Free Parking in private car park, all utilities (there are no hidden charges/costs); full Welcome/Edinburgh Tours/Edinburgh Restaurant Packs; telephone - free local and national telephone calls & with 'Call Minda' answer service; fine bedlinen; fluffy Egyptian cotton towels; luxury Scottish toiletries; bathrobes & slippers; selection of novels, magazines,children's books, board games, DVD & CD library, Edinburgh street maps and guidebooks; Pilrig House stationery, postcards & bookmarks; AND on arrival - fresh flowers, chocolates, fruit bowl, refreshment tray, crystal decanter of whisky, plus milk/mineral water/tea/coffee/biscuits/shortbread, etc. Plus, many more nice extras!

Pilrig House has a fascinating and distinguished history - it was home of the same family for hundreds of years - the Balfours, and it also has a wonderful literary connection with Robert Louis Stevenson - his family lived in Pilrig House, and, as a child RLS often visited with his mother, and he played in the gardens here. He mentions Pilrig House in many of his books, eg Kidnapped and Catriona.

Our apartments at Pilrig House are non-smoking. And, sorry - no pets.

We take minimum 3-night stays/4 nights in June & July/Christmas & New Year, and 7 nights in August.

Please look at our reduced weekly rates; and discounts on longer stays; and reduced rates for booking multiple apartments. We offer a 10% discount given to all solo travellers.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
100 GBP
Highest Daily Price:
200 GBP
Lowest Weekly Price:
630 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
950 GBP
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Per unit
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

The views from all apartments overlook peaceful parkland and private gardens, temming with birds, squirrels, foxes.

There is a good restaurant within minutes' of the entrance to the property, as well as a bistro/bar.

Bus-stops are only a 5-minute walk away, and there is a frequent bus service to the city centre if walking is not desirable!

Under a mile from Edinburgh's city centre and all the main attractions - Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Calton Hill, the National Portrait Gallery, Holyrood Palace, Arthur's Seat... , and, also under a mile from, and a short walk to the fashionable 'Shore' area of Leith, located on the waterfront, and home to the Royal Yacht Britannia - an area buzzing with great eateries, Michelin-star restaurants, wine bars, and around a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Botanical Gardens.

30 Pilrig House Close, Edinburgh EH6 5RF, EH6 5RF, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Accommodation located in:
city, leisure area, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, parkland location - and private gardens, rural, tranquil parkland under a mile from edinburgh's city centre!

Amenities & services

Facilities include: Free Broadband Wi-Fi access, telephone, private parking (free), microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, coffee-maker, clothes washer-dryer, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, flat-screen TV, DVD-Player, CD-Player, blender, first-aid kit, coffee-maker, iron & ironning-board, hairdryers, overhead dimmer lighting, touch-activated bedside lamps, adjustable heating in all rooms, alarm clocks, umbrellas, US adpapter plugs provided, digital radio, heated towel-rail, outside seats provided.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 1
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 1
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 1


  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:


  • Yes Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • Yes Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • Yes Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Library:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:


  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Butler Service:


  • Yes Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:

Living room

  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • Yes Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:


  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • No Private Beach:
  • No Barbecue:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:


  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • Yes DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
Yes - Fantatic Welcome Packs full of useful informtion and tips, as well as Edinburgh Tours pack, Edinburgh Restaurant Pack, Places to Visit Near Edinburgh pack, up-to-date Tourist Information file, range of Edinburgh guidebooks, street maps, and free fol

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