Luxury Large Holiday House Edinburgh
Drylaw House: To reserve this property call 01242 285755
We regret we do not accept stag parties
Drylaw House is not the kind of house you expect to find in the middle of a capital city. As you make your way through residential streets you will find an unassuming gateway, that leads you down a long tree lined driveway to a stunning Queen Anne mansion house, surrounded by a walled garden. You instantly forget where you are as it feels like you have been transported to the middle of the countryside. With mature trees and landscaped gardens all around, you are not overlooked; Drylaw really is Edinburgh’s best-kept secret.
Built in 1718 as a replacement for Old Drylaw House, which is now a ruin in the grounds, the newer property is a beautifully symmetrical, Grade A listed mansion, with the back as impressive as the front. Enjoy a BBQ or game of croquet in the beautiful gardens, or relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbles after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping.
This house is ideal for anyone wanting to explore Edinburgh. Drylaw House is only 10 minutes in a car or a taxi from the city centre, or alternatively you can hop on a bus at the end of the drive. Taxis vary in price, but there is lots of competition with private hire firms and Uber, however a typical black cab would cost in the region of £8-11 depending on the time of day. You can head into town and take advantage of Edinburgh’s vibrant night life one evening, or simply stay put and relax in front of a roaring log fire whilst our talented chef, Mark Heirs, whips up some gourmet delights for dinner.
Drylaw House is extremely spacious, with two TV rooms and even two kitchens; there are plenty of places to escape for some quiet time, with a good book and a G&T. The house lends itself to all occasions, family holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, wellbeing retreats and corporate away days.
First Floor Bedrooms
Tulip Room: Large double bedroom with four poster king size bed and 2 day beds
Brassica: Twin Bedroom (Zip & Link)
Bathroom with claw foot bath and a hand held shower.
Master Bedroom with four poster king size bed and en-suite shower room.
Games room with pool table
Second Floor Bedrooms
Castle Room: Twin Room (Zip & Link)
Cromarty Room: King size bed
Blue Oval: Twin room with ensuite shower room
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower.
Lower Ground Floor Bedrooms
Stony: Large bedroom twin beds (zip and link) and day bed
Mizzle: Double bedroom with double bed
Peignoir: Double bedroom with king-size bed
Large shower room with double sinks
TV Room with large flat screen TV and DVD and Sky Package
Second kitchen with electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge.
Large entrance hall.
TV Room with 2 large sofas, TV and DVD player and open fire
Kitchen with Aga with four ovens, electric fan oven, microwave, three fridges and two dishwashers
Dining Room with table to seat 20-22 guests and fireplace (ornamental)
Drawing Room this will have larger sofas and more occasional seating and fireplace (ornamental)
Utility Room with washing machine and freezer
Amenities & Other Details
Aga with four oven
Electric fan oven,
x3 Fridges in main Kitchen
Fridge in Second Kitchen
Freezer in utility room
Electric Oven in second Kitchen
Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer in Utility Room
TV’s and DVD’s x 1
Virgin TV Package
6 Seater Hot Tub
Hairdryer in all rooms
Linen and towels provided
Hot tub towels provided plus flip flops
Several Sonos speakers
Please note: Zip and link beds can be made as twin beds or a large double. Unless specified prior to arrival, beds will be left as twins.
Example 3 Course Menu
Seared Scottish Scallops Charred Sweetcorn, Sweetcorn Puree & Cured Ham
Slow Roast Rare Breed Pork Belly Confit potatoes & Braised Greens
Roasted Peach Pain Per Du Sweetened Ricotta
3 Courses £45
Example 8 Course Taster Menu
Whipped Goats Cheese Apple, Choux
Cured Salmon Cucumber, Buttermilk
Pressed Pork Peas, White Truffle
Salt Aged Beef Tartare Pickled Vegetables, Egg Yolk Jam
Scottish Scallops Chorizo, Puy Lentils
Spiced Duck Butternut Squash, Pineapple, Scratchings
Peach Tarragon, Ricotta, Brioche
80% Chocolate Blackberries, Stout
Multi Course Tasting Menus from £80
We strongly recommend you make your reservation with Mark as soon as you have confirmed your reservation with us, he is very popular and gets booked up many months in advance.
Mark also offers:-
Home style meals. (Both plated and sharing style)
Michelin style multi course tasting menus. (5 to 15 course)
Pre Packed Picnic
Posh picnics cooked and served on location
BBQs & open flame cooking
Hands on cookery classes
Demonstration & dine dinners
Hen party afternoon teas
Secret chef dinner parties (prep, set up then leave allowing client to claim my cooking as their own)
Elaborate hot and cold buffets
Street food style catering
Why not have a pamper day? We recommend My Personal Sanctuary who will come the house and offer a wide range of treatments, click the logo below to be directed to their website.
Dandelion Events also offer a whole host of activities, including cocktail making, clay pigeon shooting and much more.
For catering please see details on our catering tab.