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Pilrig House Apartments, 5-Star Balfour Apartment

Historic Pilrig House offers views, history in spades and tranquillity
5.0 of 5 bubbles
44 reviews
Historic Pilrig House offers views, history in spades and tranquillity
Graded 5 stars by Visit Scotland
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
Free parking at Pilrig House - rare for Edinburgh!
A warm welcome awaits...
Feel like a Scottish castle-dweller
Lovely views from the house over parkland and front garden
Sunny side garden - summer
Pause and read a book, or simply enjoy watching the birds and squirrels in the garden
A green oasis - front garden in summertime
Side garden - step outside the garden gate into parkland - early morning jog anyone?
Mirror on old wall, garden
RLS plaque on the wall of Pilrig House - as a child, RLS played in the gardens here!
2009 Scotish Thistle Award: Winner for 'The Extra Mile'
2008 Scottish Thistle Award: Finalist for 'Customer Care'
Blue Plaque - denotes buildings of historical significance
Etching of historic Pilrig House (built 1638)
A picture window in the inner stairwell of the house
Sundial on front wall of Pilrig House
Hall - free UK telephone calls plus free Wi-Fi
Elegant, oak-floored hallway
Double bedroom - super-king sized bed that can be separated into twins, if required
Fine bedlinen, luxury mattress topper and plump cushions to ensure a great night's sleep
Second double bedroom - fully carpeted, overhead dimmer lighting, touch-activated bedside lamps
Light-filled double bedroom with dual windows
Beautiful bedlinen on beds - fluffy robes & slippers provided
Fully-equipped kitchen with lovely view of side garden
Spacious living-room - with panoramic views of the park and skyline from 2 of the 3 windows
Dining area in living-room
Desk & Lamp in living-room - iPod docking, free Wi-Fi, and stationery & postcards
Sit and admire with views in all weathers from one of the two window-seats - binoculars supplied
Two comfy leather sofas in living-room
Living-room - fully carpeted, real-flame-effect fire, flat-screen TV, DVD & CD-Player
Modern, fully-tiled bathroom with full-length heated towel-rail
Walk-in shower cabinet - fluffy towels provided
Luxury Scottish toiletries provided, as well as baskets of toiletries in bedrooms
Organic, paraben-free Neal's Yard toiletry range also included
Enjoy the seasonal changes when you stay
Start of Autumn
Glimpse of the back of Pilrig House
October leaves
Pilrig House in winter time...
Midnight Winter sky - come and enjoy Edinburgh's Winter wonderland
Balfour living-room at Christmas
Book a 7-night festive break...
Edinburgh's Winter Wonderland and Christmas markets await.
Have a magical Christmas stay
Luxury Christmas hamper included in festive breaks
Scotty McSquirrel at play in the garden
Bottom's up!
Mr Foxy takes a morning stroll in the garden
Awaken to birdsong and not traffic noise! Sending a tweet....
22 golf-courses to choose from along East Lothian's coast
East Lothian golf courses - only half an hour's drive away
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland
2015: Telegraph - Top Ten Places to Stay in Edinburgh
2015/16: Scottish Thistle Award Regional Winner: Best Holiday Accommodation
2014: Thistle Award Finalist: 'Best Holiday Accommodation' (for whole of Scotland Central South East)
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 5-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...
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About the Owner, Debbie M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 83 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 22 days ago
Listed since : May 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 139 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN2070126 by: FlipKey
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Evanston, Illinois
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, very clean, quiet and a true home away from home. Exceeded all of our expectations.

A FlipKey verified reviewer
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 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
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 4 nights
Nov 1, 2016 -
Jan 31, 2017
4 nights
Feb 1, 2017 -
Mar 31, 2017
Early Spring
4 nights
Apr 1, 2017 -
Apr 30, 2017
5 nights
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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%
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Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh International Airport: 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.
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