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Pilrig House Apartments, Park Apartment

Park view of Pilrig House
5.0 of 5 stars
47 reviews
Park view of Pilrig House
A heavenly retreat
Hard to believe it is under a mile to the city centre!
Pilrig House in June
Feel as if you are living in a Scottish castle
Rare for Edinburgh - free parking in a private car park to right of photo
History in spades....
Winner of the Scottish Thistle Award for 'The Extra Mile'
2008 Scottish Thistle Award Finalist for 'Accommodation - Customer Care'
Country living near the heart of the city - Pilrig House's front garden
Enjoy free parking at Pilrig House - rare for Edinburgh!
Scotland's Tourist Board's 4-Star grading
Blue plaque in back wall of Pilrig House - with a quote from Catriona, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Etching of historic Pilrig House (built in 1638)
Stunning Palladian staircase entrance - wonderful for that memorable photograph!
Step through the front gate into the park - early morning jog anyone?
Lovely double bedroom
Double bedroom
Sumptuous bedding and velvet headboard
Haevenly bedding awaits
Lie in bed and watch the beech tray sway outside the window...
Sunny single bedroom - with dual windows
Single bedroom - double fitted wardrobe
Single bedroom - with park views
Dressing-table in single bedroom
Fully-tiled bathroom (shower & glass shower-screen over bath) with full-length heated towel-rail
Fluffy robes, slippers and luxury Scottish toiletries provided
Paraben-free organic toiletries, as well as dispensers in bathroom
Fully-equipped kitchen with all the utilities & utensils you will ever require
Dine with the oak doors flung open - in all weathers - and enjoy the park views
Elegant and comfortable living-room - phone includes free UK telephone calls
Beautiful living-room with real-flame-effect fire and two comfy sofas
Refreshment tray on arrival so you can kick back and relax as soon as you get here...
Sit in the recessed window seat, enjoy a book or just watch life outside your window
Braveheart Ted shares guests' favourite past-time of watching dog-walkers and joggers in the park...
Crystal decanter of Scotch and a Robert Louis Stevenson novel to get you in the mood for your stay
Sunny and peaceful side garden - teeming with birds and squirrels
Mirror, mirron on the wall...
Greenery in the front garden
Path leading to side gate exit from the garden
Enjoy the seasonal changes on your doorstep...
Autumn leaves...
Each season brings new events and discoveries
Ode to Autumn
Enjoy Edinburgh's 'Winter wonderland' and Christmas markets
Stay cosy in Pilrig House in winter
It's Christmas - book for a 7-night festive stay...
Enjoy a festive break at Pilrig House
Luxury hamper included when you stay over Christmas
Spring has sprung!
Your entrance door in summer
Just another inch...and those nuts are mine
One of our garden foxes 'I'm a little wet out here today'
Sunbathing in the garden...
Awaken to birdsong and not traffic noise each morning...
Send a tweet from Pilrig House....
One of our resident McSquirrels
Gullane Golf Course - East Lothian - one of 22 courses on this coastline alone
North Berwick Golf Course - only a 30-min drive away
North Berwick Golf Course - East Lothian
Craigielaw Golf Course - East Lothian
St Andrews Old Course - Just a 1-hour drive away
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
2014: Scottish Thistle Award Finalist ('Scotland's Tourism Oscars') - 'Best Holiday Accommodation' (for the whole of Scotland Central South-East)
2013: Entry in the '100 Best Guide' (Self-Catering Properties in Scotland)
2009 Scottish Thistle Award Winner - for 'The Extra Mile'
2008 Scottish Thistle Award Finalist - for 'Customer Care'

Our lovely and romantic 4-star graded, 2-bedroom Park Apartment, is in 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 & played in the gardens here - he mentions Pilrig House in his novels Kidnapped and Catriona.

Pilrig House is uniquely located on the edge of...
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About the owner, Debbie M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : May 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 138 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN2178558 by: FlipKey
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English first
San Carlos, CA, USA
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Highly recommended. Great locale and view; comfortable beds; excellent stocked kitchen; 15 min to downtown by bus that is 5 min walk away. Park Apt overlooks the park; very helpful owners. We stayed a month and loved it. more

Karen D
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We traveled to Edinburgh with a friend, so we were three in the Park Apartment, and it was just perfect for us. The hostess is a genius at furnishing everything you could possibly need, from the kitchen to the bath to the living room. High quality all around, and so thoughtful. Quiet spot on Pilrig Park, close to the Leith...


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Thank you for this lovely review - so glad you all enjoyed your stay here - you were wonderful guests.. Hope we do see you again in the future, Debbie... more

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Michigan USA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 for a stay in August 2013


  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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  • Pets Allowed:
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 4 nights
Nov 1, 2015 -
Jan 31, 2016
4 nights
Feb 1, 2016 -
Mar 31, 2016
Early Spring
4 nights
Apr 1, 2016 -
Apr 30, 2016
5 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 on our website: www.pilrighouse.com (where you can also read our booking conditions and cancellation policy). For bookings of 7 nights or less, we ask for full payment on booking. For bookings exceeding 7 nights, we ask for 50% on booking, and 50% 8 weeks before your stay.

Christmas Week/Hogmanay: £1,050/week £1,800/fortnight
10% solo traveller discount.
Longer stay reductions:
2 weeks - 15%
3 weeks - 20%
4 weeks or longer - 25%
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Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh International: 9.3 mi
Railway: Edinburgh Waverley: 1.2 mi
Ferry: Rosythe: 0.0 mi
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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