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Historic Pilrig House (1638) - country living in the heart of the city

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Last updated: 12/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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2014: Scottish Thistle Awards ('Scotland's Tourism Oscars') Regional Finalist Scotland South-East for 'Best Holiday Accommodation'

2013: Entry in '100 Best' Guide (Self-catering properties in Scotland)
2012: Winner: Top Vacation Rental - Edinburgh/ Award
2009: Scottish Thistle Award Winner - 'The Extra Mile'
2008: Scottish Thistle Award Finalist - (category) Accommodation - Customer Care

100% of reviewers said they would recommend Pilrig House to a friend (161 out of 163 reviewers awarded Pilrig House 5 stars!)
BOOK NOW: Open Golf Championship 13-19 July 2015

Pilrig House - The Garden Apartment (Sleeps 2 max.)

Perfect for:
Solo travellers (10% discount) or couples!

Our 4-star graded Garden Apartment is within Pilrig House, an A-listed 17th-Century Scottish Townhouse (built in 1638), which has an incredible history and a wonderful literary connection - it was once the home of Robert Louis Stevenson's mother's family - one of Scotland's most acclaimed authors! He mentions Pilrig House in his novels: Kidnapped and Catriona.

The Ultimate Peaceful Location
Uniquely located on the edge of a peaceful park, it is only a short stroll (just over a mile), or 5 minutes by bus, to Edinburgh's city centre and all the main attractions. The apartment overlooks private gardens and lush, green parkland - offering peace and tranquillity after busy days' sightseeing! Guests can enjoy sitting in the private garden, which has secluded seating areas, and is teeming with birds and squirrels - as well as the night-time strolls of our resident fox!

An Absolute Gem of an Apartment.
The Garden Apartment is cottagey, cosy, and charming. Beautifully furnished & extremely comfortable, the interior comprises: oak-floored hall with large cabinet filled with novels, games, CDs, DVDs; sunny living-room with oak flooring and Persian rug, window-seat offering garden views, plus second recessed window with garden & park views, 2 recliner seats and 2-seater sofa, dining-table, low tables, real-flame-effect fire, overhead dimmer lighting; spacious double bedroom, also with garden & park views - fully carpeted and with wardrobe, comfortable chair next to the window, dressing-table & seat, full-length mirror, bedside cabinets & touch-activated bedside lamps, overhead dimmer lighting; fully tiled bathroom with bath and shower over bath with glass shower screen, toilet, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail, lit wall mirror above sink with shaver point; and utterly charming, cottage-style kitchen (fully equipped - see Amenities/Facilities) - which has two charming cottage-style recessed windows and has everything you could possibly need or want in a kitchen!

Free Parking!
Plus, rare for Edinburgh accommodation - there is the bonus of an allocated FREE car parking space for guests in a safe, private car park to the rear of the house.

Your Home-Away-From-Home. Included in the Price:
Fine bedlinen, Egyptian cotton towels, fluffy towelling robes/slippers, all utilities (heating and electricity - there are no 'hidden/add-on' costs), telephone with call-minder ansa message service (FREE local & national calls), luxury Scottish toiletries, refreshment tray, fresh flowers, crystal decanter of whisky, fruit bowl, shortbread and fudge on arrival, full Welcome, Places to Visit, Restaurant and Edinburgh Tour Packs, up-to-date Tourist Information file, Pilrig House stationery, bookmarks & postcards, a selection of Books, CDs/DVDs, Edinburgh Guidebooks/DVDs and Maps, Walking Guides, AA-Touring Atlas, board games, binoculars - and many other thoughtful extras!

Facilities
Unlimited FREE high-speed Broadband Wi-Fi internet access (you can prebook a laptop if you want to leave yours at home), iPhone/iPad Docking Speaker, fridge, freezer, clothes washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, blender, ironing facilities, CD-Player, DVD-Player, Digital TV, Flat-Screen TV, Digital Radio, Hairdryer, Real-flame effect fire, oak wooden flooring, adjustable heating & overhead dimmer lighting in all rooms.

The Owners
We - Debbie and Philip, the Scottish owners - live in Pilrig House and personally warmly welcome all our guests. We are also on-hand to offer advice and assistance throughout your stay, should you require it.

Our Reviews
We could add hundreds of 'owner-added' reviews from our apartment Guestbooks - but, we prefer to let our guests add their own reviews - we feel, that way, you can be 100% assured of the authenticity of their comments and star grading awarded to their stay with us! On our own website, you can read over 150 additional independent reviews, and view some typical Guestbook comments.

Booking Conditions
Open all year. The apartment is non-smoking, but you are welcome to smoke outside. And, sorry, no pets.

Rates
Please view our extremely competitive nightly rates and our reduced weekly rates on our owner's website. You will note that we do not try to seduce you by giving 'per person per night' rates on the opening listing details - we feel this is disingenuous - we state our true minimum nightly and weekly rate - which has no hidden 'add-ons'.

Discounts (on nightly rates) for longer stays:
2 weeks - 15%
3 weeks - 20%
4 weeks or longer - 25% ( do ask - we are flexible and sometimes offer a greater discount if the stay is for low season!)

We also offer all solo travellers 10% discount on our nightly rates!

Note: Do check our Park and Balfour Apartments' availability if the Garden Apartment is already booked - we can offer a discount for a 1 or 2-person stay!

Booking & Payment
For bookings of 7 nights or less, we ask for payment on booking. For bookings exceeding 7 nights, we ask for 50% payment on booking, and 50% 8 weeks before your stay. When you send us a Booking Form via our own website, we send you a Booking Comfirmation, followed by a secure online payment request via CardSave, payable by debit or credit card. On receipt of payment authorisation, we always send a payment receipt.

Cancellation Policy
We ask that all prospective guests read our Conditions of Rental on our website before completing a Booking Form - our Cancellation Policy is clearly stated on that page.



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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                However, guests are very welcome to smoke in the garden, or in the park....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                This apartment is absolutely spot-on for either solo travellers - whether here on holiday or business (we offer a 10% discount for people travelling alone), or for any couples - great for couples celebrating their wedding, on honeymoon; an anniversary, a longed for holiday in Scotland, or people celebrating their retirement - as it has 1 double bedroom and is all on one level - no tricky steps, and it really is so cosy and charming....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • High-quality and comfortable double bed with sprung mattress, suede bed-head, bolsters, and no restrictive bed-end! The bed has a luxury top-of-the-range, ultra-deep, duck feather & down luxury mattress topper for the most supportive night's sleep you can enjoy. People describe it as 'sleeping on a cloud'....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • The Best-Equipped Apartments in Edinburgh! Each of our apartments has many additional features/amenities: great hairdryers, hair straighteners, binoculars, alarm clock, umbrellas, ironing facilities, digital radio, dimmer overhead lighting in rooms, crystal decanter of whisky, fresh flowers, fruit bowl & shortbread/fudge on arrival, white fluffy towelling robes & slippers, up-to-date tourist information file, a Welcome Pack loaded with useful information and tips, 3 additional packs: Local Restaurants (with sample menus and pricing); Places to Visit Near Edinburgh (with photos & maps); Edinburgh Tour Companies, & Transport Information. We also have an AA Touring Atlas, bus timetables, heated towel rail in the bathroom, Scottish magazines, Edinburgh Food Guide, Pilrig House stationery & bookmarks, batteries for remotes, boxes of tissues, Egyptian cotton towels, 'Neal's Yard' organic toiletries in bedrooms AND 'Sea Kelp' dispensers in bathroom, luggage scales, first-aid kit, board games...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    Extensive range of up-to-date DVDs and box-sets in the apartment....moreless

                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    Large selection of CDs available, to suit all tastes.... iPad/iPhone Docking Speaker in the apartment so you can also play your own music!...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    FreeView Digital TV - providing another 24 or so channels, including 'World News'....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Large, Flat-Screen TV with in-built digital channels......moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Large DVD library, covering a broad range of tastes, and with box-sets of the top TV and film series....and Edinburgh & Scotland DVDs...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Monument View:

                    Views of the lovely park directly outside - and Edinburgh skyline across the city, Holyrood Park and Calton Hill ...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    With our unique park location - you will enjoy greenery on your doorstep - literally on your doorstep! ...moreless

                  • Town

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Broadband Access:

                        Free Broadband Wi-Fi in the apartment....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available:

                        Laptop available - should you wish to leave your laptop behind. iPad Docking...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Electric 'real-flame-effect' fire - no gas appliances in the apartment. There are wall-mounted & adjustable heaters in all rooms - you can have the temperature as cosy as you like it! ...moreless

                      • Floorboards
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Free calls to US and Canada, Australia, Europe - up to 59 minutes!...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Adjustable heating in all rooms....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Our apartments have high-quality & high threadcount bedlinens, plus pillow protectors, mattress protectors, and neck rests/added cushions on all beds....moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        We have a mobile phone you can use when here, on request, preloaded with £10 calls - all you pay is the £10 worth of calls preloaded. Top-Up card is supplied....moreless

                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking:

                        FREE parking - allocated space reserved in private car park to rear of the house. This is rare for Edinburgh - 'off-street' parking means metered - costly and not guaranteed!...moreless

                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone:

                        Free local and national calls, and with Call Minda telephone asnwering service....moreless

                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bale of Egyptian cotton towels per person, plus face-cloths...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Clothes washer-dryer in the apartment. We also provide details of a local laundry service, located just mins' walk from Pilrig House, which offers a 'service wash' - you leave and they wash/dry same day - ready to collect same day....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free High-Speed Broadband Wi-Fi. Laptop available for prebooking in advance at £5 per day (printer also available for rental)....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Real coffee & filters supplied....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Fully stocked kitchen: cutlery, crockery, glasses, pots & pans, refreshment tray with shortbread, teapot, food blender, jugs, bowls, and on and on.......moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Crockery, pots & pans, cutlery, casserole dishes, salad bowl, food blender, and all the utensils you will require....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Fitted dishwasher and dishwasher tablets provided....moreless

                      • Freezer:

                        Large bag of ice supplied...moreless

                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped kitchen with all the facilities you require: fridge, freezer, microwave, clothes washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven, toaster, coffee-maker & many additional extras!...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Standard, and, as will all kitchen White goods, instructions supplied....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, herbs, coffee/filters for coffee-maker, instant/decaff. coffee, teabags/herbal teabags, sugar, milk, mineral water, dishwasher tablets, washing powder...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Fully-sized fridge (milk and mineral water on arrival) plus same-sized freezer (containing bag of ice)...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Binoculars
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Seating at front of apartment in private garden, overlooking lush green parkland... and with squirrels performing each and every day....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Free parking for golfers; personal driver service available by expert golfer who knows the courses and can even play with you, if desired; golf brochures in each apartment....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              £110
                              £690 £2,310
                              Early Spring
                              Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              £120
                              £756 £2,520
                              Spring
                              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              £130
                              £819 £2,730
                              Early Summer
                              May 1 - May 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £882 £2,940
                              High Summer
                              Jun 1 - Jul 12, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £945 £3,150
                              Golf Open
                              Jul 13 - Jul 19, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £1,750
                              July
                              Jul 20 - Jul 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £945
                              August
                              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £1,155 £4,620
                              Autumn
                              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              £130
                              £819 £2,730
                              Winter
                              Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2016
                              4 night min stay
                              £110
                              £690 £2,310
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Please see our own website for Christmas/New Year rates (min 7-night stays).

                              If our Garden Apartment is booked for the dates you want, we will be happy to offer our Park/Balfour Apartment at a reduced rate.

                              For guests staying longer than 1 week the price includes a weekly clean & you will receive fresh bedlinen & towels.

                              We offer solo travellers a 10% discount on the nightly rate.

                              For bookings of 7 nights or less, we ask for payment on booking.

                              For bookings exceeding 7 nights, we ask for 50% on booking, and 50% 8 weeks before your stay.

                              After you send us a Booking Form via our website, we send your booking confirmation, followed by an online payment request (by either credit, including AMEX!, or by debit card).

                              On receipt of your payment, we will send you a receipt.


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                              Location

                              9.03 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Edinburgh International Airport
                              100 Metres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Bonnington's
                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Rosythe & seabird boat trips from nearby N Berwick
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Silverknowes + famous courses half-hour drive away
                              1.4 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Waverley Station
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              A1
                              200 Metres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Origano
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Hillend Dry Ski Slope (Cairngorms snow Dec-March)
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Portobello & E Lothoian beaches nearby are great!

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              Membership of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

                              During your stay, we are delighted to offer guests membership of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This entitles 4 adults to dine in either of the Society’s distinctive premises in Edinburgh – the historic Vaults at the Shore area of Leith - a 10-minute walk away, or in the city centre's beautiful Georgian townhouse Queen St premises - or to attend special events or tastings that may be on during your stay. Discover the best single cask, single malt whisky available to mankind – uniquely bottled for the Society from over 120 distilleries.

                              Near to the waterfront....

                              Pilrig House is under half a mile from the trendy 'Shore' area in the port of Leith - there are a great selection of pubs and eateries on the waterfront, as well as three Michelin-star restaurants. Also close-by is the Royal Yacht Britannia - the Queen and Prince Philip's decommissioned sailing vessel. Once here, you may want to stroll along to Newhaven Harbour and take lunch at the Loch Fyne Seafoood Restaurant, which has harbour and sea views.

                              Around a 4-min walk away is: Edinburgh's Woollen Mill and Clan Tartan centre - a great shop in which to pick up a bargain cashmere or Scottish gift; and the Water of Leith walkways and cycle-paths.

                              A short walk through the park takes you to the bus-stop - all buses (and they are plenty and almost constant) take you to the centre of Edinburgh, which is c. 1.2 miles away - easily walkable. En route, you may want to stop at the Sicilian Bakery - even if just to gaze in the window, or pause for coffee at Valvona & Crolla's Italian deli and 'Vin Cafe' - deliciously tempting!

                              The city centre attractions are well-known: Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, the Grassmarket area, The National Gallery, The Scottish Portrait Gallery, The Museum of Scotland, the Georgian New Town.... and so much more!

                              We are a 15-min walk (or 5 mins by bus) to:

                              - Edinburgh's Botanical Gardens;

                              - the 'village' of Stockbridge - so-named for its riverside location & great range of independent shops and charity/second-hand shops - great for browsing for a bargain! A fab weekly farmers' market is also held here, plus a start-point to a lovely riverside walk that takes you through the historic Dean Village and on to the Gallery of Modern Art.

                              If you wanted to hire a cab, it is incredibly cheap to travel to and from the city centre.

                              For those guests without a car, we have negotiated fixed fares with a local cab company, to places of interest near to Edinburgh.

                              Within 5-mins' walk from Pilrig House are: a leisure/gym centre with pool; local shops, supermarket & restaurants; ATM; church; Post Office; Martin Wishart's Cookery School (Michelin-star restaurant owner), an auction-house with weekly auctions.

                              Pilrig House is also a 10-min walk from the Playhouse Theatre, and a multi-screen cinema.

                              FREE Parking is also available to guests of Pilrig House, in a private car park to the rear of the property - this is extremely rare in Edinburgh and a huge bonus! We have prepared a Touring Pack for those guests with cars - which gives recommendations, maps, photographs, and tips of places to visit within a 1-2-hour drive of Edinburgh. Our AA-Road Atlas also comes in handy - and you are welcome to take it with you on your car journeys.

                              For those without a car, and not keen on driving on 'the wrong side of the road', nor going on 'organised bus tours' - we are delighted to be able to offer the services of a personal driver when here - at very competitive rates!

                              Golfers

                              East Lothian

                              Pilrig House is a great central base for golfers – wthin a half-hour drive along the lovely East Lothian coastline, you will be spolied for choice of courses to play: Craigielaw, Gullane, Archerfield, Muirfield, Dunbar, North Berwick – to name but a few of the outstanding 22 courses to pick from.

                              St Andrews and the East ‘Neuk’ of Fife

                              We are only an hour-and-a-half’s drive from St Andrews for St Andrews Old Course and King’s Barns, as well as the ‘East Neuk’ of Fife courses en route to St Andrews, eg Lundin Links.

                              Gleneagles, Carnoustie and Troon

                              We are an hour’s drive from Gleneagles; an hour-and-a-half from Carnousite; and c. 2 hours from the Ayrshire coast for Troon Old Course and Turnberry.

                              Book Our Golf Driver Service

                              If you want to relax, and be collected at Pilrig House and taken to and from the courses you want to play on, we are delighted to recommend, on booking, a personal driver service with an outstanding driver/golf expert – (at extremely competitive rates). Mike will collect you at Pilrig House (as early in the morning as you want to set off) in his air-conditioned, fully insured and extremely comfortable people carrier and take you wherever you want to play. He can also take you further afield, and arrange overnight stays for you. In fact, where golf is concerned, he will take you as far and for as much time as you fancy!

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1985

                              About the owner: 2015 will be our tenth year running Pilrig House Apartments... Philip is a retired mechanical engineer, who travelled the world as a naval engineer for many years - living in Mexico and Belize for periods of time. He is an amateur historian, and has amazing local and Scottish historical knowledge... and, is also a keen 'treasure hunter' - going off frequently to local sites with his metal detector. I am an ex-copy editor who worked for over 20 years in the field of publishing, and then on a freelance basis as an editor/proofreader. We decided, after meeting, that we couldn't bear to sell Philip's apartment in Pilrig House - it was just so special, and so we decided to turn it into a rental apartment. A year later, with great joy, we moved back into the house ourselves, then we purchased another apartment for renovation and rental, and so it just grew over the years since we started up. We have made many great friends, and still gain enormous joy and satisfaction in welcoming visitors here from around the world...It is also lovely that so many people, and their friends and families, come back time and time again. Our emphasis, right from the start, was to create incredibly clean, and exceptionally comfortable, accommodation, with in excess of the usual facilities found in vacation rentals – and to maintain this high standard. We also wanted to ensure we met our guests’ needs, and so listened to our visitors and took on board, almost without exception, all comments and suggestions over the years. We always personally offer a warm welcome, and are really pleased to be able to provide further support your stay, if it is wanted! On arrival, we take you into the apartment, showing you all the need-to-know things, and will always take as long as you want to answer all your questions!

                              Why the Owner Chose Edinburgh:
                              Well - there's the fact the Pilrig House is utterly unique as an historic 17th-century townhouse in Edinburgh, then there's the lovely location, and the parkland and Edinburgh skyline views... And the peace! Then, there's the wonderful ambience in the house itself - it really is special. And, the private parking, the beautiful gardens... there is so much to enjoy about living here. We just couldn't replicate what Pilrig House offers if we searched the length and breadth of Edinburgh. And the fact that we can walk into the centre of Edinburgh in 15 mins, or take a bus right outside the park... more than anything, we love the feeling of living in the country while living in the city. In each apartment, the living-rooms and bedrooms have park and/or garden views – a lovely change from looking out onto city streets or other buildings! The house’s history also gives it a special feel – some people liken it to staying in a Scottish castle… Robert Louis Stevenson’s mother lived in Pilrig House and he visited here often as a child – we include his novels in all three apartments, so you can read extracts that refer to Pilrig House, and imagine living in another time… One national newspaper journalist wrote after staying here that the house has a ‘timelessness’ that made for instant relaxation…. And, the centre of Edinburgh is under a mile away – most guests walk there, and sometimes take a bus home at the end of the day… and describe their pleasure at returning to the peace and tranquillity of Pilrig House. Great shops are almost on your doorstep – supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants… all within easy walking distance. Many US & Canadian guests come back every year, and European guests visit at least 6 times per year – and they have stayed previously in the best hotels and now choose to stay here. Our Guestbook comments and reviews on all independent sites have been 100% positive - hopefully reassuring you of what you will find when you come to stay.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                              All of the above! We awaken to birdsong, can gaze out our windows and see the park in all seasons in all its beauty, or sit in the garden to the side of the house in total privacy and enjoy the tranquillity, and read a book... Everything we need is close-by - shops, transport links, restaurants, Edinburgh's main train station... and, there are beautiful drives to the East Lothian countryside and coastal trail, including some charming villages and historic castles - within a half-hour's drive. This coastline has 22 amazing golf-courses, many located directly parallel to the sea - Gullane, North Berwick, Craigielaw, Muirfield - to name but a few - to whet the appetite of those golfers out there! Another great bonus is the fact that we can offer guests free parking in a private car park directly to the rear of the property – this is incredibly rare in Edinburgh – most properties have ‘metered’ parking on a street outside their property, which never guarantees a space, and is incredibly expensive – it means you have to top up the metre every couple of hours! Philip and I often walk to the ‘Shore’ area of Leith, on the waterfront – which is Edinburgh’s port – a 5-10 minute walk from Pilrig House – it has great restaurants and bistros. You can also use your membership card to visit the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s ‘The Vaults’ premises here – even if you don’t like whisky – a great place to have a bar lunch in the oldest building in Leith.


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                              Photos

                              • Historic Pilrig House (1638) - country living in the heart of the city

                                Historic Pilrig House (1638) - country living in the heart of the city

                              • Sit in the seats just outside your window in summertime, and relax....

                                Sit in the seats just outside your window in summertime, and relax....

                              • 'History in spades' - Pilrig House built in 1638; home of Robert Louis Stevenson

                                'History in spades' - Pilrig House built in 1638; home of Robert Louis Stevenson

                              • Relax awhile in the sunny gardens here...

                                Relax awhile in the sunny gardens here...

                              • Enter the Garden Apartment where the stone walls are around 3-feet thick!

                                Enter the Garden Apartment where the stone walls are around 3-feet thick!

                              • Recline and watch a DVD from the extensive collection provided...

                                Recline and watch a DVD from the extensive collection provided...

                              • It is easy to relax & hard to leave the Garden Apartment - or so our guests say!

                                It is easy to relax & hard to leave the Garden Apartment - or so our guests say!

                              • Refreshment tray awaits your arrival - get the coffee on!

                                Refreshment tray awaits your arrival - get the coffee on!

                              • Wardrobe, mirror, dressing-table - Scottish toiletries and cosy seat in bedroom

                                Wardrobe, mirror, dressing-table - Scottish toiletries and cosy seat in bedroom

                              • Bathtub for end-of-day soaks, as well as electric shower over bath

                                Bathtub for end-of-day soaks, as well as electric shower over bath

                              • Autumn leaves - enjoy the changing seasons in the park...

                                Autumn leaves - enjoy the changing seasons in the park...

                              • Mr MccSquirrel comes for breakfast each day...

                                Mr MccSquirrel comes for breakfast each day...

                              • Wake up to birdsong and not city traffic when you stay at Pilrig House

                                Wake up to birdsong and not city traffic when you stay at Pilrig House

                              • Come visit us in spring - a lovely time to see Edinburgh and other areas of Scotland...

                                Come visit us in spring - a lovely time to see Edinburgh and other areas of Scotland...

                              • Summertime, and the holidaying is easy...

                                Summertime, and the holidaying is easy...

                              • The lovely front garden at Pilrig House - walk through the gate into parkland...

                                The lovely front garden at Pilrig House - walk through the gate into parkland...

                              • Sunny living-room overlooking garden - watch the squirrels play outside...

                                Sunny living-room overlooking garden - watch the squirrels play outside...

                              • Game of Edinburgh Monopoly anyone?

                                Game of Edinburgh Monopoly anyone?

                              • Charming cottage-style kitchen - stocked with everything you could wish for...

                                Charming cottage-style kitchen - stocked with everything you could wish for...

                              • Fully carpeted double bedroom with views of the lovely front garden

                                Fully carpeted double bedroom with views of the lovely front garden

                              • Fully tiled bathroom, with heated towel-rail, mirror and shaver point over basin

                                Fully tiled bathroom, with heated towel-rail, mirror and shaver point over basin

                              • Free UK tel calls, high-speed Broadband Wi-Fi, and iPod Docker/Speaker...

                                Free UK tel calls, high-speed Broadband Wi-Fi, and iPod Docker/Speaker...

                              • Edinburgh Castle and city skyline at dusk - history in spades - come & explore!

                                Edinburgh Castle and city skyline at dusk - history in spades - come & explore!

                              • Gullane Golf Course -only a half-hour drive to East Lothian and 22 courses!

                                Gullane Golf Course -only a half-hour drive to East Lothian and 22 courses!

                              VRBO #130372

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                              Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                              £110 - £250 per night (GBP)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

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                              Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                              Historic Scottish Apartment/Free Parking & Wi-Fi/Unique Park Location!

                              Edinburgh #130372

                              1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 2

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