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5 Holiday Homes for Loony Dook, South Queensferry, UK

When attending Loony Dook you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


Queensferry crossing bridge over river Firth of Forth

If you’re heading to South Queensferry in January for Loony Dook, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near Loony Dook

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our South Queensferry collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

The House On The Hill

The House On The Hill, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

The House On The Hill, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book The House On The Hill now: from £150 per night This spectacular house is one of Edinburgh's oldest and most prestigious, one-time home to famous Scottish photographers David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. Built in 1756, it's located on Calton Hill, one of the city's best known sites (and best spots for panoramic views), and the views of the monument are one-of-a-kind. The home's history is honoured in the most stylish of ways; log fires, original windows, William Morris wallpaper and colourful painted walls are at once playful and deeply chic. The best part? It feels wonderfully secluded despite its central location, more country cottage than town house, despite the fact that the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Edinburgh's historic Old Town all a short walk away. We couldn't dream up a more idyllic, transportive home for an Edinburgh stay if we tried. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

New Town Fling

New Town Fling, Plum Guide home in New Town Edinburgh

New Town Fling, Plum Guide home in New Town Edinburgh

Click to book New Town Fling now: from £120 per night Right across the street from Edinburgh’s beautiful Queen Street Gardens, this chic apartment has everything you need for a relaxing stay in the city. With its tall ceilings, soft grey walls, dark wood floors and modern furnishings, there’s an elegant simplicity in the decor that makes you feel instantly at home. We love how the home has been carefully designed with space in mind, like the bespoke kitchenette, cleverly hidden within a cabinet, and the stairs up to the mezzanine bedroom creating a visual feature piece in their own right. After mornings enjoying breakfast at the window-side table and luxuriating under the rainfall shower, go out and explore your surroundings. You’ve got plenty of Edinburgh’s most iconic sights within easy walking distance, including Princes Street for great shopping (six minutes away), Edinburgh Castle for an afternoon of history (twelve minutes away) and Calton Hill for stunning sunset views over the city (fourteen minutes away). Factor in the countless bars and restaurants in your New Town neighbourhood and you’ve got ample entertainment to keep you going. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Cask & Keg

Cask & Keg, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Cask & Keg, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Click to book Cask & Keg now: from £120 per night Housed in a former brewery from the 1800s, this cool home nods to its past while dazzling with modern comforts and contemporary style. A monochrome palette gives it a sleek look, with wood and leather accents giving it a characterful industrial edge. We love the Crittall doors in the living room that lead to a beautifully dressed bed, behind which a sketch-style mural hints at the home’s heritage. When you’re not kicking back on the sofa with a cold beer, catching up on work at the desk or enjoying luxurious soaks under the rainfall shower, go out and explore your surroundings. Your Old Town neighbourhood is full of narrow alleys where museums, shops and restaurants all vie for your attention, while Calton Hill (a ten-minute walk away) offers impressive views over the entire city. With the Royal Mile a seven-minute stroll away and Edinburgh Castle reachable in thirteen minutes on foot, you couldn’t be better placed to experience the best that the city has to offer. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Mauve Thistle

Mauve Thistle, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh

Mauve Thistle, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh

Click to book Mauve Thistle now: from £59 per night With its vast, sash windows and direct views of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, it's hard to fault Mauve Thistle. Although it's run by a management company, the design is modern and comfortable and feels quite homely. But it's the bedroom that caught our attention – busy enough with its bold wallpaper and bright colours to make it interesting, but still keeping a calm and serene effect, this is a great place to rest your weary head. From here it's easy to explore all the city has to offer, from its rich culture and history to the many outstanding pubs and restaurants. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Isobel's Expeditions

Isobel's Expeditions, Plum Guide home in Midlothian, Scotland

Isobel's Expeditions, Plum Guide home in Midlothian, Scotland

Click to book Isobel's Expeditions now: from £5491 per night Isobel’s Expeditions is an extraordinary, Gatsby-esque castle. The glorious interior features incredible artworks and opulent furnishings. Walking in, grand chandeliers guide you to the main foyer which immediately create a magnificent ambience. There is a formal sitting room with velvet sofas, as well as an edgy bar that has a wide selection of beverages and stylish rouge bar stools. Upstairs, elegant bedrooms with deluxe mattresses promise pampered nights. Even more, luxurious bathrooms have marvelous free-standing soaking tubs that are perfect for relaxation. Stepping outside, the manicured grounds include a private tennis court and capacious greens to stroll around. Located just a 30-minute drive from the center of Edinburgh, this estate is in the ideal location to escape to the country while staying close enough to explore Scotland’s capital. Sleeps up to 24 | 12 Bedrooms | 11 Bathrooms

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