Luxury Large Holiday House Edinburgh

Drylaw House: To reserve this property call 01242 285755

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Drylaw House

PLEASE NOTE: The photographs show the house as it was, lived in by the owners, the house is currently being refurbished. The dining room will have a new table to seat 20, the wood panelled office will become the games room. New photos will be taken early march 2018.

Grade II listed mansion house in Edinburgh
Sleeps 21 in 9 Bedrooms and 7 Bathrooms

    • 5 Double Bedrooms
    • 1 Triple Bedrooms
    • 2 Twin Bedrooms
    • 1 Double Bedroom with 2 Day Beds
    • 2 En-Suite Bath / Shower Rooms
    • 5 House Bath / Shower Rooms
    • 2 TV Rooms
    • 2 Dining Rooms
    • 2 Kitchens
    • Large Drawing Room
    • Extensive, Private Gardens
    • Games Room
    • 7 Seater Hot Tub
    • BBQ
    • Large Enclosed Garden
    • 2 Pets Welcome
    • Free Wifi

We regret we do not accept Stag Parties

In Detail

Detailed Description

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 Georgian 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 early Georgian house, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The photographs show the house as it was lived in by the owners, the house is currently being refurbished. The dining room will have a new table to seat 20, the wood panelled office will become a games room. New photos will be available by mid March 2018.

First Floor Bedrooms
Large double bedroom with four poster king size bed and 2 day beds
Twin Bedroom
Master Bedroom with king size and bed and en-suite shower room.
Shower Room
Bathroom with claw foot bath and a hand held shower.
Games room with pool table

Second Floor Bedrooms
Two Double rooms with standard double bed and en-suite shower room
One Twin Room
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

Lower Ground Floor Bedrooms
Large bedroom with 3 single beds
Double bedroom with king size bed
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower
Shower room

TV Room with large flat screen TV and DVD and Sky Package (To be confirmed)
Second kitchen with electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge.
Dining Room
Study / Reading Room.

Ground Floor
Large entrance hall.
TV Room with 2 large sofas, TV and DVD player and open fire
Kitchen with double aga, microwave, fridge / freezer and dishwasher (is there only one?)
Dining Room this will have a new table to seat 20-22 guests with open fire
Drawing Room this will have larger sofas and more occasional seating with open fire
Utility Room

Amenities & Other Details
Double Aga
Fridge Freezer in main Kitchen
Fridge and Freezer in Second Kitchen – TBC
Electric Oven in second Kitchen
Washer / Dryer in Second Kitchen  – TBC
Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer in Utility Room
TV’s and DVD’s x 2
Virgin TV Package – TBC
Pool Table
7 Seater Hot Tub
Outdoor Garden Games
Hairdryer in all rooms
Linen and Towels provided
Hot tub towels provided
Several iPod Docks

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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)
Themed menus
Breakfast service
Pre Packed Picnic
Posh picnics cooked and served on location
BBQs & open flame cooking
Shooting parties
Hands on cookery classes
Demonstration & dine dinners
Hen party afternoon teas
Wine dinners
Secret chef dinner parties (prep, set up then leave allowing client to claim my cooking as their own)
Elaborate hot and cold buffets
Canapé parties
Street food style catering

Mark Heirs Rates

Catering By Mark Heirs

Mark Heirs Rates
0178 644 0022

Read our Blog post to find out more about Mark


Drylaw House will be ready to welcome guest from Christmas 2017, therefore we do not yet have any reviews.

Hen Parties

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.

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Dandelion Events also offer a whole host of activities, including cocktail making, clay pigeon shooting and much more.

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For catering please see details on our catering tab.

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