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2008: Scottish Thistle Award Finalist - Accommodation - Customer Care
Pilrig House - The Balfour Apartment (sleeps 4 max)
Our lovely 2-bedroom 'Balfour 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!
Guests can enjoy the private gardens, including a lovely Regency garden, which offers secluded seating areas and is teeming with wildlife - a wonderfully peaceful retreat, away from traffic noise.
Occupying a commanding second-floor position in Pilrig House, the Balfour Apartment offers impressive views of the entire park and front gardens from dual-aspect windows in the spacious living-room, giving the apartment a sunny and light-filled ambience.
The interior is extremely comfortable beautifully furnished: wonderfully spacious living-room with designated dining area, two delightful window seats with views of the park; two bedrooms - both doubles (1 with double bed and the other super king-sized bed that can be separated to twins); a fully-equipped kitchen; and, a luxurious, fully tiled bathroom with spacious walk-in shower cabinet, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Rare for Edinburgh city center rentals, we offer 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 - heating and electricity; and, on arrival, refreshment tray, fresh flowers, crystal decanter of whisky, chocolates and fruit bowl; 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, children's books, games, binoculars, CDs/ DVDs/Videos, and many other thoughtful extras.
Broadband Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, Digital TV, CD-Player, Video, Digital Radio, Clothes Washer/ Dryer, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Real Flame-Effect Fire, Adjustable Heating in all rooms. A Travel Cot & 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 (the Edinburgh Festival) ? 7 nights; Christmas/ New Year - 4 nights.
Debbie and Philip personally warmly welcome all guests.
Please view our extremely 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 3 Apartments in Pilrig House...
Please view all three of our truly special apartments, and ask for our reduced rates for booking a combination of, or all three, apartments at the same time... great for large groups of family and friends who want to stay under the same roof, but have their privacy too.