Drylaw House-Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sleeps 24
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Bathrooms 8

Driving through the outskirts of Edinburgh, on the way to your luxury group accommodation, you turn into a gated driveway and, as you make your way around the corner, you will find this stunning Grade 1 listed building and you suddenly feel as if you are in the middle of the countryside in the setting of some grand film set. The entrance hall of this luxury group accommodation in Edinburgh is breathtaking with sweeping staircase and cupula. The drawing room has views of both front and rear garden and the dining room has double doors leading straight onto the rear lawn. All this and just a few miles from the centre of Edinburgh, so if you can’t decide between a country weekend away or a city break, choose Drylaw as your luxury accommodation and have the best of both worlds.

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 of your luxury accommodation, or relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbles after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping or enjoy the sauna or steam room.

This luxury group accommodation 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 while our recommended talented chef 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 in this luxury group accommodation 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, well-being retreats or corporate away days.

Key Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Snooker / Pool Table
  • Game Room
  • Sauna
  • First Floor Bedrooms

    Large Double Bedroom

    With four poster king size bed and 2 day beds

    Shower Room

    Shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c.

    Twin Bedroom

    Twin beds and decorative original fireplace


    With claw foot bath and a hand held shower.

    Master Bedroom

    With king size and bed and en-suite shower room.

    En-Suite Shower Room

    En-Suite to master bedroom

    Games Room

    With pool table

  • Second Floor Bedrooms

    Double Rooms

    With King Size Bed


    With bath and overhead shower

    Twin Room

    With zip and link beds

    Large Triple Room

    With king size bed, single day bed and en-suite bathroom

    Triple Bedroom En-Suite

    With freestanding bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c.

    Twin Bedroom En-Suite

    Twin Beds with an en-suite shower room.

    Twin En-Suite

    Shower cubicle, was hand basin and w.c.

  • Lower Ground Floor Bedrooms

    Large Triple Bedroom

    With 1 king size or twin beds plus a single bed

    Shower Room

    With shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

    Double Bedroom

    With double bed

    Shower room

    With shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

    Double Bedroom

    with king size bed

    TV Room

    With large flat screen TV and DVD and Sky Package

    Second Dining Room / Meeting Room

    There is a second dining room which can also be used as a meeting room. There is a second smaller kitchen next to this room.

  • Ground Floor

    Large Entrace Hall

    Grand entrance hallway

    Drawing Room

    With large sofas and occasional seating with open fire

    Dining Room

    With two tables to seat 20-24 guests in totalwith open fire

    TV Room

    With 2 large sofas, TV and DVD player and open fire


    With double aga, microwave, fridge / freezer and dishwasher

    There is a cloakroom and utility room on this floor.

  • Hot Tub
    Snooker / Pool Table
    Game Room
    Car Parking
    Snooker Table Linens Provided
    Snooker Table Heating
    Snooker Table Clothes Dryer
    Games Games
    Snooker Table Internet
    Snooker Table Iron and Board
    Snooker Table Living Room
    Snooker Table Hairdryer
    Snooker Table Kitchen
    Snooker Table Oven
    Snooker Table Fridge
    Snooker Table Microwave
    Snooker Table Toaster
    Washing machine
    Snooker Table Fireplace
    Towels Provided
    Snooker Table Dining Room
    Snooker Table High Chair
    Catering Available
    Snooker Table Pool table

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Absolutely Fabulous. We had a family get together over the weekend with people arriving from all around the country, so Edinburgh was a good location. One would be unsure about the surrounding area until entering the gates, you are transported into a different world. Very peaceful with spacious grounds and a grand house of character. Everyone enjoyed their stay. Hot Tub, snooker, plenty of space, warm and comfortable.

Alfred Marshall - 27th January 2020

Property was clean with beds and sheets especially clean and professionally prepared. The AGA was perfect for cooking lots of meals for 14 people.

All interaction was very professional and Abid was fantastic and helpful.

Overall a perfect venue for our family Christmas. Would rent again without question.

Christian Rasmussen - 28th December 2019

We used Drylaw House as a venue for our work Christmas meeting and everyone really enjoyed their stay. We received a lovely welcome from John. The house had everything we could possibly need and was a good location (close to Edinburgh city centre and the airport).

Faye Robinson - 16th December 2019

Drylaw house was an amazing property and the owners were so helpful and kind. We had a three night stay for my daughters hen party and 40th birthday - 18 of us stayed and the weekend was brilliant - we even cut short our night out to go back to the house as we loved it so much we didn’t want to leave - fab location approx 15 mins in cab to city centre.
One small issue with a shower and someone was at the door within minutes to sort it - wonderful customer service provided.
We all loved the house so much we didn’t want to leave. Highly recommend this property.

I would book through a different agent next time as house parties were not as friendly or helpful - I was pleased to deal with the owner direct and not the agent.

Teresa Warren - 16th September 2019

My husband and I were married summer 2019 in Edinburgh, inviting family and close friends from Europe, the United States, and beyond. We had many requirements for the venue: open to parties, enough beds for 20, indoor and outdoor space, flexible check in and check out, and, of course, location. Drylaw House exceeds expectations in all categories. The restoration completed by the owners is a triumphant labor of love, and truly makes the house unforgettable. Renting and celebrating here, you get much more than you pay for — believe me. John and Nicki made us feel extremely welcome, responded to all inquiries promptly, and set us up for a 100% successful weekend. If I had a weeklong event, I would take the place for a whole week. As soon as the opportunity presents itself, I will be contacting them again, as Drylaw House is at the top of my list.

Coleman Tharpe - 12th August 2019

The house is immaculate and very well kept. The owners have thought of everything and the house had everything we needed and more. The owners were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The house is ideally located for Edinburgh and for the beaches too. We will definitely be back!

Megan Hart - 28th April 2019
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