Baroque extravaganza packed with Wow factor
Prestonfield has been billed as the ultimate retort to minimalism: think full-on theatrical Baroque. It‘s visual high drama from the word go with lavish swags, velvets and brocades.
- A seduction special.
- Seriously sexy boudoirs with plenty of tumble-into-bed appeal.
- Decadent decor guaranteed to turn your head.
Hit the Spot
In its own 20-acre estate ten minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
Prestonfield's Rhubarb restaurant offers a suitably sophisticated setting for dining, while the antler-decked Whisky room is just the place for an after-dinner malt. The garden boasts a Gothic teahouse, and a Range Rover with a black-kilted driver is at your service. You can borrow a bike or hit the jogging trails – with mineral water, fresh fruit and towels to dry off on your return.
Good to know
Definitely not for minimalists! This is a place to bring all your wicked intentions.
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportEdinburgh – 14 miles
TrainEdinburgh Waverley station –1.5 miles.
ChildrenWelcome, but not permitted in the restaurant after 8pm.
LocationPriestfield Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH16 5UT, United Kingdom
18 rooms and four suites
Bedrooms are designed for lurve, with double-ended rolltop bathtubs for two, sleigh beds, sumptuous furnishings and mood lighting. Expect oversize pillows, silks and velvets. You'll also find a bottle of champagne, wi-fi access and a media cabinet housing a big plasma TV and DVD player.
Luxury double rooms are just the ticket – piled with cushions and sporting deep boudoir colours and fabrics with views over the grounds. If you're feeling super-extravagant, check out the antique grandeur of the two-room Owner's Suite with its huge, silver mirrored bathtub for two.
Eat & Drink
Best seasonal ingredients are used here, including local unfarmed fish and in-season game, and are all served with indulgent touches. Try sweet garlic-crusted cod, roast fillet of Angus beef Rossini and an assiette of Rhubarb’s rhubarb desserts. There are four bar areas – all with open fires – and plenty of antique filled corners to unwind in later. Throw yourselves on the black crocodile banquettes of the Yellow room, whisper together in the candlelit Tapestry room or get whipped into shape in the Leather room.
Served until 10am. Fill up on eggs Benedict and sausages from posh pigs reared on a local ducal estate.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
A trip to Edinburgh Castle should be top of your list. Take in hilltop views of the city from Arthur’s Seat, see the best of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Modern Art or head off to Leith, the city’s old docks, for a tour of the royal yacht Britannia.
Holyrood park is adjacent to Prestonfield and is the perfect place for walking, running, cycling or lazy afternoon picnics.