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Pilrig House Apartments, Balfour Apartment

  • Historic Pilrig House offers views, history in spades and tranquillity
    Historic Pilrig House offers views, history in spades and tranquillity
    Historic Pilrig House offers views, history in spades and tranquillity
    Unique parkland setting - yet under a mile to Edinburgh's city centre
    A room with a view - Pilrig House as seen from the park
    Built in 1638, Pilrig House was the home of Robert Louis Stevenson's mother's family
    The back of the house - private car park offering free parking is to right of the photo
    Property description
    Condo/Apartment – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
    2013: Entry in 'Top 100 Guide' (self-catering properties in Scotland)
    2009 Scottish Thistle Award Winner - for 'The Extra Mile'
    2008 Scottish Thistle Awards finalist - for 'Customer Care'

    Our lovely 4-star graded, 2-bedroom Balfour Apartment, is within Pilrig House - an A-Listed, 17th-century Scottish Townhouse (built 1638), which has a distinguished history & wonderful literary connection with Robert Louis Stevenson; it was his mother's family's home - as a child, RLS often visited and played in the gardens here - he mentions Pilrig House in his novels Kidnapped and Catriona.

    The apartment is uniquely located in a tranquil park, yet is only a 15-20 minute stroll (a mile), or 5 minutes by bus (bus-stop within 5 mins' walk of the house) to Edi...
  • Amenities & details
    • Alarm Clock
    • Blender
    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Garden or Yard
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Housekeeping Optional
    • Internet Access
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Microwave
    • Paper Towels Provided
    • Parking
    • Refrigerator
    • Secure Parking
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FK119949 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Per night Per week Per month
    Default - - 4 nights
    -- --
      Sep 1, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 5 nights
      Nov 1, 2014 Dec 19, 2014 4 nights
    Christmas Week Dec 20, 2014 Dec 27, 2014 7 nights --
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    Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    Online Payment & Booking: To book, please fill in a booking form via our website: www.pilrighouse.com (our cancellation and booking terms are there in full). For bookings up to and including 7 nights, we ask for full payment on booking. For bookings exceeding 7 nights, we ask for 50% at the time of booking, and 50% 8 weeks before your stay.

    Christmas/Hogmanay: £1,225 Fortnight - £2,200
    Lower nightly and weekly rates available for 1 or 2 people staying - please enquire.
    Discounts on longer stays:
    2 weeks - 15%
    3 weeks - 20%
    4 weeks or longer - 25%
  • Property location
    Things to Do
    Additional Location Information
    Edinburgh has been nominated as the "Best Place to Live in the UK" and, as listed in the Top 10 Travel Destinations, is recognised as one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities.

    At Pilrig House, you are in the heart of the city just a 15-minute walk from Princes Street in the city centre and all of Edinburgh's main attractions. But, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you're in the middle of the Scottish countryside.

    Why? To begin with, there's the greenery. People tell us that staying in Pilrig House is like staying on a country estate. And then there's the peace. Our parkland location is wonderfully tranquil, and the House's thick stone walls ensure that any noise has a long way to go before it disturbs your relaxation.

    From Pilrig House, you are also a 10-minute walk from the fashionable Shore area of Leith on the waterfront - Edinburgh's historic port area, which boasts many recommended wine bars & restaurants on...
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Sarah H
Evanston, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in August 2014

I stayed with my family in the Balfour Apartment at Pilrig House for a week in August of this year. We were in Edinburgh to see theater at the Fringe, and in particular to see our son who was performing in one of the many (thousands?) of productions. The Balfour Apartment, a two bedroom, fully appointed suite, was delightful. It... more

McDonough, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Pilrig House is amazing. Our family of four spent 10 days in the Balfour Apartment and it was everything we had hoped. Debbie and Philip were so helpful and just genuinely nice folk. We also booked a private tour through Michael McKinlay and he was wonderful. If you are going to Edinburgh, this is the place for you. Perfect location,... more

A FlipKey verified reviewer
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 2013


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