A glorious ode to excess and opulence, Prestonfield House is one Edinburgh’s finest accommodation experiences. Everything about this 17th-century house is over the top, from leopard skin carpets to riotous rococo, country house swoon to a silver chariot bath in the Owner’s Suite.
Some visitors find it far too ostentatious, all the velvet and gold and ebony a little overwhelming. There’s no denying that Prestonfield House is an experience, a scene setter and insight into Scottish glamour. There’s a helipad, naturally, and chauffeurs will deliver kilts, cashmere and items from Edinburgh’s Harvey Nichols direct to your suite.
Location is another superlative. It really feels like you’re in the countryside, with a golf course adjoining the property. But it’s also only ten minutes into the heart of Edinburgh.