Pilrig House Apartments

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Type N/A
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Baths 1
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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 4 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!

We have a 3-night minimum stay policy, except in August - 7 nights.

All apartments are strictly non-smoking and, sorry, no pets.

Open: All Year.
  • Digital Radio Digital TV
  • Books/Maps/Guides/Games Utensils
  • Stove - Electric Refrigerator
  • Microwave Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Coffee Maker
  • TV/VCR Stereo
  • Phone Linens provided
  • High Speed Internet Fireplace
  • CD Player Ironing Facilities
  • Clothes Washer/Dryer Private Car Park

We offer: an up-to-date tourist information leaflet file, a full Welcome Pack, Eating/Restaurant File, Edinburgh Tour Company file, Bookcase full of books, children's books, Edinburgh guidebooks, street maps, board games and a variety of CDs, DVDs and Videos. We also provide umbrellas, hairdryers, fold-down seats for sitting outside, scented tissues, alarm clock, US adapter plug., , On arrival, we also offer: luxury Scottish toiletries, fresh flowers, fruit bowl, crystal decanter of whisky, and chocolates, as well as mineral water, milk, coffee, tea, shortbread, biscuits, and real coffee for the coffee-maker.

  • Scotland mini-tours Tourist Attractions
  • Wildlife Viewing Rock Climbing
  • Swimming Sailing
  • Fishing Theaters / Cinemas
  • Tennis Sightseeing
  • Shopping Restaurants
  • Museums Golf
  • Fitness Center / Gym Biking
  • Park on doorstep Art Galleries

Pilrig House is within a 15-20-minute stroll (or 5 minutes by bus) of the Edinburgh's city centre (and to the fashionable 'Shore' area in the port of Leith), and all the main tourist attractions, eg The Botanical Gardens, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, Holyrood Palace, Holyrood Park, The Royal Mile, The Scottish Parliament, Greyfriars Bobby's Churchyard, The National Gallery, The Portrait Gallery, The Scottish Museum, The Museum of Childhood... there are too many to mention!! , , Or, if genealogy is of interest., Pilrig House is only a 15-minute walk from Registry House, at the east end of Princes Street - should you be researching your family name or tree., , The apartments are also close to the Water of Leith walkways - a series of walks via the river to all parts of Edinburgh, eg to the village of Stockbridge, The Gallery of Modern Art and The Dean Gallery, Dean Village ). , , We are also an hour by train from Glasgow, Stirling, the Scottish Borders... and, an hour by car to the wonderful East Lothian countryside, beaches, villages and golf-courses, eg North Berwick, Gullane, Muirfield., , Edinburgh as a wonderful place to be based, as, there are wonderful, resaonably priced half-day, one-day and two-day tours from Edinburgh to places such as Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, The Isle of Skye, Inverness, Stirling, Rossyln Chapel, Hopetoun House... On booking, we provide guests with details of all the principal tour comapnies.

Edinburgh Vacation Rentals N/A - Pilrig House Apartments
Pilrig House is an historic, A-List...
30 Pilrig House Close Edinburgh, EH6 5RF

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We are experienced travelers, used to the the finer things in life... We had the absolute pleasure of staying three days at Pilrig House last month. (May, 2006) Wonderfully appointed, completely outfitted, warm hospitality, friendly hosts, convenient location, charmingly decorated...all in all, a pleasant surprise, and one place we'd recommend to anyone.
Posted by: Lorin Dreyfuss
This charming apartment facing an open park and within walking distance of Princes Street is an absolute oasis in the middle of Edinburgh!( Once there, it allows you to avoid driving your car through the traffic, if you are an American, like myself, and not comfortable with "fast-paced city drivng on the left!)It is beautifully decorated, fully equipped, and a peaceful and cozy place to begin or end your vacation in Scotland. Your hosts, Debbie and Phillip, are informative, enthusiastic, friendly and readily available to make this your favorite stay. I will definitely be back.
Posted by: Marjorie Malouk
Debbie and Philip, Our vacation to England, Wales, Scotland and France was just wonderful. We stayed in 7 different establishments, from hotels to cottages to apartments to flats. Most were OK, and one or two were just satisfactory. However, one stood out as exquisite, that was Pilrig House. Please accept our highest praise for a lovely apartment, clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, wonderful park setting etc., etc. Also our thanks to both of you for your kindness and help in making our Edinburgh stay perfect. While this was our first European experience with a rental of this type, we have rented many times in the US, and Pilrig ranks tops with us. Our very best to both of you and thanks again. Warmest Regards Carolyn and Jim Eitel
Posted by: James L Eitel
We have stayed in many self-catering places on three continents and this one is - without doubt - the finest of all. It is most attractively furnished and impeccably equipped. Debbie and Philip have thought of absolutely everything and are delightful hosts. We echo each and every one of the previous positive comments by other fortunate tenants. We spent a week at Pilrig House in June 2006 and wish we could have spent longer. The location is ideal as the parkside setting provides welcome tranquillity in the middle of this beautiful, but busy city yet it is just a few minutes' walk from the frequent bus service into town. Pilrig House is fascinating, given its illustrious history and Debbie and Philip give so generously of their time and knowledge. The membership in Edinburgh's Single Malt Society is a superb extra! We are recommending this spot to everyone we know and hope to return very soon.
Posted by: Ann & David Murray
Had a most enjoyable stay, and will return for next year. Everything that you would ever need for a relaxing vacation was there for you. Debbie and Phil made you feel like you were part of the family. My favorite part was being able to feel the history in the house from the front door to the setting of the land where you can see the famous tree that Cromwell gathered his troups. Bus service was also right there so you could hope on a bus to go into town or just walk. I already miss it.
Posted by: Dori Bolen
Dear Debbie & Phillip Dwight, Julia, and I had a wonderful visit to Scotland and enjoyed so much staying at the Pilrig House for the four days and nights. The apartment was so bright and comfortable. It was so nice to arrive and find biscuits and coffee and tea available. We especially enjoyed the beautiful park just outside our front door. It was perfect for Julia's daily runs. Phillip, thanks for the wonderful tour and your extensive knowledge of the history of the area. It was a wonderful vacation!! Joyce & Dwight
Posted by: Joyce & Dwight Dare
It goes without saying (as you may see by reading the other comments) that Pilrig is wonderfully comfortable, beautifully styled and incredibly convenient to Edinburgh. But it offers so much more than that! What did we love about the apartment? Lazing on the window seat, watching the comings and goings in the park. Sitting on the sun warmed steps, with a cup of tea and a book. Lying in bed, in the dark, with the sash window open, listening to the wind in the tree, just beyond. Very long, luxurious baths, in the beautful bathroom, using the lovely toiletries provided. The feel of that fantastic wooden floor on bare feet! The wonderful, welcoming, happy "feel" of the place. The friendly local people and shops, warm "bran farls", from the bakery, for my breakfast! Above and beyond all else, the lovliest asset of Pilrig House Apartment is it's owners. Philip and Debbie are 100% dedicated to making their guests feel happy and welcome. They are extremely generous with their time and fascinating local knowledge. We owe them great thanks for, undoubtably, one of the best holidays we have had. There is no question that we shall return.
Posted by: Gill Oakley

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