2007 Newsflash: Awarded 'TOP 10' status by Visit Scotland: Places To Stay In Scotland AND Nominated as Best Place To Stay/Edinburgh -Self-Catering - Scotsman newspaper.
Pilrig House is an historic, A-Listed, 17th-century Scottish Townhouse (built in 1638), which is uniquely located in a tranquil park, yet only a 15-minute stroll or 5 minutes by bus (there is a frequent bus service nearby) to Edinburgh’s city centre and all the main attractions: eg, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat, The National Gallery, Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens, The Scottish Parliament…. It is also within walking distance of the ‘Shore’ area of Edinburgh – once a bustling port, now a fashionable waterside location with recommended restaurants, wonderful wine bars and cafes, and where The Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed.
Pilrig House also has a disinguished history (please see our website) and a literary connection with Robert Louis Stevenson - one of Scotland's most acclaimed authors. RLS's family owned and lived in the house, and he often visited his relatives here, and played in the gardens as a child. He refers to Pilrig House in many of his books and novels, eg Kidnapped and Catriona.
We own 3 beautiful apartments in Pilrig House (the others - The Garden Apartment sleeps 3 max. and the Balfour Apartment sleeps 5 max.) - all of which are all 4-star graded, and offer guests tranquillity, away from traffic noise, during their stay in Edinburgh. Please enquire about staying at any one of our 3 apartments in Pilrig House, and for our nightly rates, reduced weekly rates, and special rates for even longer stay, and if booking a combination of, or all 3 apartments, for you and your friends/family.
Park Apartment (Sleeps 4 max.) - is extremely comfortable and has a beautiful mix of antique and modern furnishings, comprising: a spacious living-room with oak flooring, real flame-effect fire, designated dining area and recessed window seat with delightful views of the park; two bedrooms – one single, one double, both with park views and fully carpeted and equipped with hairdryers, alarm clock, adjustable heaters; a fully-equipped kitchen with all the utensils you will require; and, a luxurious, fully tiled bathroom with modern fittings, shower over the bath/shower-screen, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Almost without exception, we are told by well-travelled guests that Pilrig House has been the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh! Guests in the Park Apartment have exclusive use of the house’s sweeping Palladian staircase entrance, at the top of which are double oak doors and a small seating area – a wonderful south-facing suntrap overlooking the whole park - perfect for sipping a glass of wine and watching the world drift by – especially after busy days’ sightseeing! And, even if raining, you can dine inside with the doors open and absorb the atmosphere outside! Whilst Garden and Balfour Apartment guests can also enjoy garden and park views from the main rooms, and relaxing in the private gardens, which include a lovely Regency garden offering secluded seating areas and which is teeming with wildlife – birds, squirrels, and, where the resident fox sometimes makes an appearance.
Rare for Edinburgh - guests also have a (free) allocated parking space in a private car park to the rear of the house.
Included in the price: fine bedlinen, Egypotan cotton towels, utilities (heating and electricity), fruit bowl, fresh flowers, chocolates, mineral water, refreshment tray, luxury Scottish toiletries, a full Welcome Pack and Edinburgh Tours & Restaurant Packs, up-to-date tourist information file, telephone for making local calls and receiving incoming calls, Pilrig House stationery and postcards, a selection of novels, children’s books, Edinburgh guidebooks and street maps, games, DVDs, CDs & Videos, and may other thoughtful extras. There are no hidden charges or taxes.
Facilities inlcude: Broadband Wi-Fi access, Flat-Screen TV, Digital TV, Video, DVD-Player, CD-Player, Digital Radio, Dishwasher, Microwave, Clothes Washer/Dryer, Oven & Hob, Fridge & Freezer, Ironing Facilities, Binoculars, Private Gardens, Outside Seats,
We, the owners (Philip and Debbie), place special emphasis on cleanliness, comfort and attention to detail. We personally welcome all our guests - old and nwe - and are happy to offer advice, recommendations and assistance – we want to ensure that your Edinburgh stay is as enjoyable, and memorable, as possible!
Open: All Year.