Pilrig House Apartments, Edinburgh

Holiday Cottage: 6688 Lothian

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Visit Scotland:   4 star
Cottage's own web site
A-listed Pilrig House (built 1638) is an historic 17th-century Scottish townhouse, uniquely located in a tranquil park, yet it is only a short stroll, or 5 mins by bus, to Edinburgh's city centre and all the main attractions.

The house has a fascinating history - it was owned by the same family, the Balfours, for hundreds of years. Robert Louis Stevenson's grandfather.

James Balfour, lived here, and RLS visited and played in the gardens as a child. He mentions Pilrig House in many of his novels, e.g. Kidnapped and Catriona.

Debbie and Philip, the owners, let three luxurious, 4-star graded apartments in Pilrig House; offering extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and beautifully furnished accommodation.

All apartments are non-smoking, offer park and garden views, and, rare for Edinburgh; each apartment has an allocated (free) parking space in a private car park to the rear of the house.

Park Apartment (sleeps 3 max).
Garden Apartment (sleeps 2 max).
Balfour Apartment (sleeps 4 max).

Included in price: Fine bedlinen, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, towelling robes & slippers, all utilities (heating, electricity), luxury Scottish toiletries, full Welcome.

Places To Visit, Restaurant & Tour Packs, up-to-date Tourist Information file, Pilrig House stationery; bookmarks and postcards, selection of novels; children's books; games; CDs-DVDs;Edinburgh Guidebooks & street maps, alarm-clocks, US adapter plug, Scotland touring atlas.
And, on arrival: fresh flowers, fruit bowl, crystal decanter of whisky, chocolates and refreshment tray.

Facilities in each apartment also include: FREE Broadband Wi-Fi internet access, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, hob, oven, coffee-maker, microwave and clothes washer- dryer, telephone (free local calls & CallMinda ansa service), flat-screen TV (digital TV), DVD-Player, CD, digital radio, ironing facilities, adjustable heating & overhead dimmer lighting in all rooms, umbrellas, binoculars, hairdryers, heated towel rails;shaver point in bathrooms, private gardens.

3-night minimum stays;4 nights in June-July and 7 nights in August and at Christmas-New Year.
Reduced rates for weekly or longer stays. 10% discount on nightly rates for solo travellers.

  • Scottish Thistle Award Winning Accommodation.
  • Historic House in Unique Park Location.

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Sleeps:   3
Bedrooms:   2
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: No.
Bedlinen and towels provided.
Pets Allowed: No.

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: No.
Park on doorstep and private garden.
Local Services: Local restaurants, gym & swim centre, shops and bus service all close-by.

Please see our website for our location and map directions.

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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Please see our website for rates for each apartment, weekly & reduced rates for longer lets and for solo travellers.

Check-in 2.30-3.30pm.
Departure: 10am latest.

Awards and Accolades
Guest Book Comments:
2009 Scottish Thistle Award Winnner: The Extra Mile.
2008 Scottish Thistle Award Finalist: Customer Care.

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