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2007: Visit Scotland: 'TOP 1O' status - 'Places To Stay' category. Scotsman newspaper: 'Best Place to Stay/Self-Catering'.
2008: Scottish Thistle Award Finalist - for Accommodation - Customer Care
Pilrig House - The Park Apartment (Sleeps 3-4)
Our exceptional 4-star graded, 2-bedroomed Park Apartment is within Pilrig House, an A-listed, 17th-century Scottish townhouse (built in 1638), which has a distinguished history and a wonderful literary connection with Robert Louis Stevenson.
Enjoy the private garden, which offers secluded seating areas and is teeming with wildlife.
A Gem of an Apartment
Guests 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 south-facing suntrap overlooking the park - wonderful for sipping a glass of wine and watching the world drift by at the end of busy days' sightseeing!
The interior is extremely comfortable and has a beautiful mix of antique and modern furnishings, comprising: living-room with double pull-out sofa-bed, oak flooring, real-flame effect fire, designated dining area and recessed window seat with delightful views of the park; 2 bedrooms - 1 single, 1 double (fully carpeted and equipped with hairdryers, alarm clock, adjustable heaters, US adapter plug) -both with park views; a fully-equipped kitchen; and, a luxurious, fully-tiled bathroom with shower screen/ shower over the bath, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Rare for city center rentals, Pilrig House offers the bonus of a (free) allocated parking space in a private car park.
A Distinguished History
For those interested in the past, Pilrig is a house of notable distinction and boasts a fascinating history - Robert Louis Stevenson?s grandfather, James Balfour, lived in the house, and RLS, visited the house and played in the gardens as a child. He mentions Pilrig House in many of his books and letters, including in Kidnapped and Catriona.
Included in the Price
All bedlinen, towels, utilities, and, on arrival, refreshment tray, fresh flowers, chocolates, fruit bowl & crystal decanter of whisky; luxury Scottish toiletries; full Welcome, Restaurant and Edinburgh Tour Packs, up-to-date Tourist Information guides; telephone, Pilrig House postcards and stationery; a selection of books/ Edinburgh guidebooks, maps & DVDs, binoculars, children's books, games, CDs/DVDs/ Videos, and many other thoughtful extras.
Broadband Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV/Digital TV, CD-Player, Video/DVD, Digital Radio, Clothes Washer/ Dryer, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Real Flame-Effect Fire, Adjustable Heating in all Rooms. Travel Cot and Baby Blankets are available on request.
Open all year. The apartment is strictly non-smoking, and, sorry, no pets. We have a 3-night minimum stay policy, except in August (Edinburgh Festival)- 7 nights; Christmas/New Year -4 nights.
Debbie and Philip personally warmly welcome all our guests.
Please view our highly competitive nightly rates & reduced weekly rates. And, do enquire about our discounted rates for even longer stays.
Attending a Family Reunion or Wedding in Edinburgh?
Book All Three Pilrig House Apartments!
Add to the celebrations by staying somewhere special... Please view all three of our lovely apartments in Pilrig House and enquire about our discounted rates for booking a combination of, or all 3 apartments at the same time - great for large groups of family and friends who want to stay under the same roof, but still have some privacy.