Award-winning historic house apartment (sleeps 4). Unique parkland location - yet only a short stroll to the centre of Edinburgh or trendy 'Shore' area of Leith. FREE pparking in private car park. Free Wi-Fi & all-inclusive welcome treats.
Our lovely 4-star, 2-bedroom 'Balfour Apartment' (sleeps 4 max) 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 - it was his mother's family's home. RLS, as a child, visited and played in the gardens here - he mentions Pilrig House in many of his novels and letters, eg Kidnapped and Catriona.
We offer all solo travellers a 10% discount on our nightly rates! We also offer discounts on nightly rates for longer stays.
2 weeks - 15%
3 weeks - 20%
4 weeks or more - 25%
We are flexible and may offer a greater discount in low season - Do ask!
Please see owner's website for up-to-date calendar availability. (Click on 'Availability'.)
An Enviable Location
Pilrig House is uniquely located in a tranquil park, yet it is only a short stroll or 5 minutes by bus to Edinburgh's city centre and all the main attractions. 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. 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 centre rentals, we offer the bonus of a FREE allocated parking space in a safe private car park to the rear of the house.
Included in the Price
FREE Unlimited High-Speed Broadband Wi-Fi internet access (and, for a tiny daily price, we can offer you a laptop should you want to leave yours at home), fine bedlinen, luxury mattress toppers on beds, Egyptian cotton towels, all utilities - heating & electricity (no hidden costs). And, on arrival, refreshment tray, fresh flowers, crystal decanter of whisky, Scottish fudge and fruit bowl; luxury Scottish toiletries; fluffy towelling robes/slippers, full Welcome, Places to Visit, Restaurant and Edinburgh Tour Packs, up-to-date Tourist information file, telephone (FREE local & national calls & telephone message answering service), Pilrig House postcards, bookmarks & stationery; a wide selection of novels, Edinburgh guidebooks/ maps/DVDs, AA-Touring Atlas, board games, binoculars, CDs/DVDs, and many other thoughtful extras.
FREE PARKING IN PRIVATE CAR PARK, Broadband Wi-Fi access, iPhone/iPad Docking Station, flat-screen TV, Digital TV, CD-Player/i-PodPlayer/Charger, DVD-Player, Digital Radio, Clothes Washer/Dryer, Ironing facilities, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Blender, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Coffee-Maker, Hairdryers, Real Flame-Effect Fire, Adjustable Heating & Overhead Dimmer Lighting in all rooms.
Open all year. The apartment is non-smoking, but you are welcome to smoke outside, and, sorry, no pets. Children aged 7 and over are welcome. Please see our website for minimum stays each month, rates, availability, and booking form.
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% is due 8 weeks before your stay. We send an online payment request by credit or debit card.
We ask all guests to send in Booking Form via our website, after reading our conditions of rental.