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Parkhead House
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“First class”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had a great time at Parkhead House. We felt very welcome by the lovely James, and everything was just right. We had a great night's sleep on a big, comfy bed, with soft pillows and sheets. The towels were white and fluffy, all toiletries were provided, along with bathrobes. There was a lovely big roll top bath and a rain shower. There was a living room with games and pub quiz books. There was a cappuccino and espresso maker machine. Our back garden was a deer park, and we enjoyed a walk amongst deer and sheep in the fresh crisp country air. A superb place for a relaxed weekend just a drive away from Edinburgh centre. Simply first class. Oh, and last but not least - What a delicious homecooked breakfast by Chef James :)

Room Tip: We stayed in the Skye room and it was lovely. A big comfy bed with soft sheets and pillows, a big ro...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

My husband and I just returned to the US from a trip to Scotland, hands-down highlight being our absolutely lovely stay at Parkhead House. Everything from the delicious breakfasts to the beautiful, spacious and very comfortable accommodations, it's the perfect place to return to after a full day exploring and taking in the fresh air! There's lovely attention to detail at Parkhead House and James is exceptionally welcoming, fun and helpful. It's the most relaxed and spoiled we've felt in a long time, absolutely can't wait to plan a return trip. Can't recommend it highly enough!
Julie/Washington DC

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here as part of our mini trip to Scotland. What a find! James, our host, could not have been more helpful and informative. The house is run by him, but he does not 'live in'. He offers a total 'run of the house' which does make your stay more relaxing. Excellent furnishings, fantastic bathroom and robes, comfortable beds and a very quiet, peaceful location. Fantastic all round. Breakfast was enormous - cereals, pastries, fruits, juices, cooked bacon, eggs, Scottish square sausage, haggis, etc. Whatever you wanted was no trouble. Will definitely be back!

Room Tip: We had the double room at the front of the house. Very quiet and tastefully furnished.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed at Parkhead House with friends on our way home from a holiday in the Highlands. It's an excellent location on the Hopetoun Estate only a short distance from South Queensferry and a bus into Edinburgh. James Gourlay is an exceptional host and the atmosphere so relaxing. The house is spacious and period yet with a boutique-like décor. We stayed B&B but were also offered the use of the kitchen, laundry,lounge and garden - perfect for inviting friends back for a night cap. There is a gate to the deer park adjacent to the house and deer aplenty with superb views of the Firth of Forth and Hopetoun House. The estate has a garden centre and farm shop, the latter providing many of the breakfast items - and breakfast is a culinary triumph! Well done Angela and James, you've created a unique experience. Thank you.

Room Tip: We stayed in Skye bedroom to the right at the top of the stairs with the roll top bath and rain sho...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Just back from an amazing week at Parkhead House. We took some nights as B and B and then took the whole house when the family arrived. I've never known anything like it before - what a great combination. James, the owner was exceptionally hospitable and helpful - he even let us have a little party one evening! The rooms are just beautiful and the house is very large - with the most stunning views all around. We've stayed at hundreds of places around the country and this was certainly the best for atmosphere, luxury and value for money. We'll certainly go back.
Sarah and David, N.London.

Room Tip: All the rooms are perfect - only 3 to choose from!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

What a fantastic place.
Book here and you will be more than delighted.
Superb breakfast
Amazing location and very comfy beds with fluffy bath robes,
Could not wish for more.
Stayed twice in a month and will definitely be back again,

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Larbert, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Our stay at this fabulous B&B was a Sliver Wedding anniversary gift from our kids. We have travelled extensively all over the world and this place rates among the best of all accommodation. From the greeting upon arrival, our stay was amazing. Luxurious and tranquil, welcoming and atmospheric, we would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Perfect!!!!

Room Tip: The whole house is fab, every possible extra carefully thought of and added.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Parkhead House
Address: Lower Parkhead House Abercorn RD | Edinburgh, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9SL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Queensferry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in South Queensferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Parkhead House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parkhead House is the latest addition to the accommodation available at Hopetoun. Parkhead House offers unique overnight cottage stays with the added benefit of welcoming hosts and a great Scottish breakfast. This former Gamekeepers cottage is set on the edge of the idyllic Deer Park at the heart of Hopetoun and is just a short walk from the house itself.The cottage offers two double and one twin bedroom all en-suite with wonderful views over wooded parkland northwards to the river Forth and Fife. Each bedroom is individual yet beautifully appointed with the highest standard of furnishings and can be booked for a stay of one night or for a stay as long as you require.We offer the freedom and flexibility of a self-catering break combined with the welcome of a traditional bed and breakfast so those traveling with children, enjoying the great outdoors or bringing the family pet can relax knowing if required you have the use of the cottage sitting room, kitchen and laundry during your stay. Each en-suite bedroom has tea/coffee making facilities, Freeview TV, radio alarm, hairdryer, towels, bathrobes and toiletries. Our breakfasts are made using the best local organic produce supplied by the Hopetoun Farm Shop and Estate. ... more   less 
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