Child Going to Uni in Scotland?


Is your son or daughter coming from the USA, Canada, or Europe to take up a place at Edinburgh, Glasgow or St Andrews University? At Pilrig House you will have the perfect base for your stay, leading up to and possibly during the semester or term. You may even be coming back year after year while your son and daughter completes a 3- or 4-year degree course. Over the years, we have hosted many 'parent stays', and, much to our delight, have seen the same parents return year after year throughout their children's education in Scotland.

We would be delighted to forward a reference from one such parent, from Toronto, whose child attended the Vet School in Edinburgh over 4 years.

A Home Away From Home

Pilrig House is the perfect base for your stay. Each apartment is extremely comfortable and fully equipped with all you will need throughout your stay. As well as ‘What’s Included’, you will immediately feel at home – with a wide range of novels, CDs, DVDs, magazines, should you be staying for a longer period. If you don’t want do ‘all the touristy stuff’ when you are here, but would prefer to feel ensconced in a homely and secure environment, the owners will be on hand to offer advice, reassurance, and the hand of friendship. We can guide you through your stay, and suggest good local eateries, shopping areas, local Farmer’s Markets, art galleries... anything you want to know about during your stay! 

We can provide you with a mobile phone, a laptop, and you will have free local and national phone calls from your apartment. Free Wi-Fi and iPod Docker/Speaker are included in each apartment.

Our Park Location

For longer stays – our peaceful location also adds to your enjoyment of staying here – you can walk through the garden gate and go for an early morning jog or stroll. Or walk 5 minutes along the road to use the facilities of our local leisure centre, which has a pool, gym, sauna, hot baths, steam room and fitness classes such as Pilates, Yoga, dance, High Energy, Body Conditioning.

A Personal Driver Service

We can put you in touch directly with the services of a great personal driver – many parents use his service to buy their son and daughter’s required room/uni ‘list’ once they get here. Mike has a large air-conditioned vehicle – perfect for the job! He can also be employed to drive you to St Andrews on the uni start date.

Our guests use Mike’s service for Meet & Greets at the airport, driving around the city, as well as tours throughout Scotland - you may decide to do a bit of exploring in Scotland while you are here – with Mike as your personal guide!

Mike is also an experienced golfer and can advise you on courses, and fees, or join you in a round when you are on the ‘uni’ break! In his words:

As a keen golfer myself, I would be pleased to arrange bookings and transfers to some of our best-kept secrets. If you let me know your handicaps and budget, I will choose courses to match both.

I will happily walk round with you to give you the best lines or if you don't mind looking for balls, even play with you. I can guarantee that you will have a golfing experience to remember.

Free Parking

If you have your own car you have an allocated parking space in a private car park to the rear of the property, where you can park your car for the duration of your stay.

Your Fully Serviced Apartment

Included in the price of your stay is a weekly clean, when you will be provided with fresh bedlinen, towels and toiletries.