Parkhead House

Queensferry, West Lothian
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1313 314348

A generous, fuss-free place with two sitting rooms, an outdoor eating area and grandstand seats for events on this lovely private estate


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You have the choice of two suites, or the run of the whole of Parkhead House, built in the early 1700s as part of the plan to supply water to the formal gardens at Hopetoun House. The downstairs suite has an open fire, original art and prints from Scottish artists, a breakfast area, a comfy bedroom with views, hot water bottles, slippers, a choice of pillows and a bathroom with Scottish Fine Soaps. Upstairs is another sitting room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Fun to come as a group or choose to self-cater – there’s a proper kitchen.

Fridges are stocked with a continental breakfast, you get proper coffee machines too. But fill in a menu the night before and you can have a sizzling Full Scottish brought over to you by James, who lives next door and is as easy-going as they come.

The gardens have a covered outdoor area, a big table for barbecues and ringside views of events in the deer park, from carriage driving to mini Highland games.

Parkhead House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Coming with friends or family and choosing to be looked after, very well, by your hosts
  • Checking out events on the estate, visiting the house and learning about its history
  • Walking the beautiful countryside around you and exploring interesting villages
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You should know

  • Hopetoun House and the grounds are open to visitors from Easter to September
  • There's no open fire in the upstairs sitting room


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Christmas, 20 December - 31 December, 1 January - 7 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included. Meals by arrangement. Pub, 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £125
1 Suite for 4
From £165
1 Suite for 2
From £125



Immerse yourselves in a very Scottish experience for a few days, surrounded by fascinating history on the estate, wonderful walks from the door and looked after very well by James and Angela.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There's a farm shop and a garden centre on the estate and the village is a 5-minute walk for the local pub, The Fat Pheasant, specialising in local game including venison. Its 2.5 miles to South Queensferry for the Forth Rail Bridge, a cobbled high street and a harbour. Join the John Muir Way, visit Outlander locations, get a train to Glasgow or a tram to Edinburgh - James offers lifts to the station and Linlithgow.

Local points of interest from James & Angela Gourlay

  • If you love "Outlander" then you've found an amazing place to stay. We are only a short walk from "Lallybroch", Hopetoun House, and a good walk from Blackness Castle. We are only a 20-minute drive from Culross! Truly an "Outlander" fans dream place to stay
  • We may only be 15-minutes from the Airport and tram connections to the city, but you will find yourself in the most fantastic of countryside. So, enjoy the city then come home to a relaxing summer garden and watch the sunset or a warm real fire in winter.
  • Our village pub "The Fat Pheasant" in Newton is a short walk from the cottage and is well known for their use of local game and foods in the menu. An excellent selection of drinks and wines just top off the joy of having such a great pub to walk too!
  • South Queensferry is our local town. Famous for the Forth Bridge that has taken trains across the river to Fife for over 150 years is a must visit. The harbour and marina have a good choice of bars and restaurants and there is always something going on.
  • We have easy access to all the major motorways, M8, M9, and M90 so if you are on-route north what better place to stop? Break your journey with a quiet night in open countryside?
  • We love dogs and will welcome yours. Both gardens of the cottage are secure and there are fantastic walks right from the front door. The John Muir Way long distance walk is only 500m from the cottage so you could have a 134-mile dog walk!


James & Angela Gourlay

James was born on the estate but left when he was 18 to work in pubs and restaurants. He returned with his wife Angela and ran the village pub here for many years. They always dreamed of having a caravan site, but ended up with B&B. They love meeting people and helping them to have a grand time on their holidays. James also runs walking and Outlander tours and is keen on Scottish history.