About Us


Pilrig House Apartments are managed by us, the Scottish owners – Philip and Debbie.


With a great eye for detail, Debbie has worked in the field of publishing, then as a freelance copy editor, a teacher of English language to foreign students, and in the retail sector (winning awards for outstanding customer service). As an engineer, and with electrical and plumbing qualifications, Philip has ensured the thorough upgrading and extensive renovation of each apartment. He is also a keen gardener and wonderful ‘amateur’ historian, and has a wealth of knowledge of Scottish history.

We have both travelled extensively, and learned much from our own experiences of stays overseas and in our own country.

A Home Away From Home

We were inspired (and informed by our own travel experiences) to provide vacation rental apartments that stood out as being:

  • Immaculate
  • Exceptionally comfortable and homely
  • Fabulously equipped to meet all the needs of the modern traveller
  • With owners on-site and happy to provide advice, support, practical back-up, the warmest of Scottish welcomes and the hand of friendship to travellers staying here

Awards

2016: We are delighted that Pilrig House Apartments has won the Regional Finals in the 2015/2016 Scottish Thistle Awards (Scotland Tourist Board’s most prestigious and highly coveted awards) - in the category: 'Best Holiday Accommodation' - for Scotland Central and South East (for the second year running).

October 2014: We were thrilled that Pilrig House Apartments was a regional finalist in the 2014 Thistle Awards (Scotland Tourist Board’s most prestigious and highly coveted awards) - in the category: 'Best Holiday Accommodation' - for Scotland Central and South East. 

We were also a finalist in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2008 for ‘Customer Care’, and then won, the following year, in 2009, for ‘The Extra Mile’. In 2013 we were also included in the ‘100 Best Guide’ for self-catering properties in Scotland. For the last two years, Pilrig House Apartments has also been awarded FlipKey/TripAdvisor Winner Award status for top vacation rental in Edinburgh.

Commitment to Excellence

We continually seek to improve our guests’ experience and never rest on our laurels. We are therefore delighted to see guests return in increasing numbers each year – and also their friends and families!

We have extensive local knowledge of Edinburgh, places to visit, photographic viewpoints and restaurants, and are always happy to help with any recommendations or assistance you will need during your stay.