Scotland's Best B&Bs
Parkhead House is located in the heart of the Hopetoun estate which includes the magnificent Hopetoun House and Deer Park. Your hosts can tell you all about Outlander as they can offfer guided walks and guided tours. Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) is a just short stroll away. Edinburgh Airport is only a 15-minute drive. Edinburgh City Centre 13 miles. The royal burgh of Linlithgow and its historic Palace is just 8 miles away.
Built around 1720, Parkhead House was originally the Gamekeeper's cottage for the Hopetoun Estate. Much of the original character is retained with open fireplaces and views of the adjacent deer park.
Parkhead has 2 self-contained suites. On the ground floor (no stairs), the Iona suite has a double/twin bedroom overlooking the garden, private sitting room/breakfast room with fireplace, fridge and a large ensuite shower room. Upstairs, the Harris Suite is ideal for families with 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (each with ensuite bathroom with bath/shower) and private sitting room/breakfast room. The bedrooms all have Freeview TV, hairdryer, bathrobes and toiletries. The full cooked breakfast features local produce, some of which is from the Hopetoun Estate itself.
Parkhead House is perfect for visitors wanting to enjoy an idyllic country retreat in an historic setting. It is located right on two great long distance walks (The John Muir Way and the Walk of St Andrews) and also offers direct access to over 600 acres of open countryside right on the doorstep. Dogs are welcome (small charge).
The area has many historic buildings and there are Outlander filming locations nearby such as Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Hopetoun House.
The proximity of the Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge and Edinburgh opens up a wealth of day trip possibilities with Stirling, Perth, Falkirk, St Andrews and Dundee. Even Glasgow is reachable in under an hour.
There are plenty of options for evening meals locally in South Queensferry or at the local pub which is a short walk from the cottage.
Nearest Town: South Queensferry