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Lilybank Apartment

South Queensferry, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1066306)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment comfortable and warm, well equipped and in a great position."

    Visitor information pack was very comprehensive and useful. We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by PatrickDec 2021

  • "Excellent Comms with owner,well appointed great location,will return, Auld ..."

    Excellent Comms with owner,well appointed great location,will return, Auld reekie& S Queensferry at Xmas, pure dead brilliant

    Reviewed by BernadetteDec 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Nicely done up and well equipped kitchen. Great location.

    Many thanks Dr Mccance for your feedback. Best regards - Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by EwanNov 2021

  • "The apartment had everything we needed and was spacious, warm and comfortable."

    As mentioned in previous reviews the bath/shower will be an issue for those who don't have long legs and are perhaps no longer as nimble as they used to be, however, there is a sturdy step and grab rail to help. The apartment was very quiet, with no noise from the neighbours and no traffic noise outside as it is situated down a no through road. It was easy walking down to the waters front and 5 mins to a nearby Scotmid supermarket. We caught the train to Edinburgh one day, off-peak the cost was about £5 return and took only 15 mins to get there. There are lots of small pathways and a disused railway line to explore. These provide short cuts between the property and a nearby road where we found it easy to park. A word of warning. The narrow road to the apartment is a dead end with a turning area. Whilst the road is wide enough for cars I would have found it difficult to turn around to get back out again as there were cars parked in the turning area and in the passing places. We arrived when it was getting dark so parked on Station Road and walked to the property to assess and decided to walk in with our suitcases on wheels (a 5 minute walk). There are several eateries for meals but we only visited one, The Hawes Inn, under the Forth Road Bridge. and it was excellent - we went back 3 times. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there.

    Dear Mrs Edmonds, Many thanks once more for your booking, and thank you for your generous feedback. Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2021

  • "South Queensferry is in a fantastic location for a Scottish holiday."

    The town has a selection of shops, supermarkets, ice cream parlours, some fine pubs and restaurants.There are boat trips, castles, beach and countryside walks. There's a train station within walking distance at Dalmeny and in 15 minutes you can be in Edinburgh. In the opposite direction there's an award winning beach at Aberdour. Deep sea World is a short trip across the famous Forth Rail Bridge a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We stayed at Lilybank Apartment which sits in a quiet leafy part of the town, next to a bridle path. The apartment is warm, comfortable and inviting, it has a log burner that adds to the atmosphere, and a selection of books, CDs, and games for those lazy or wet days when you don't want to go out.

    Dear Mr Porter, Thanks again for your booking and your feedback. I'm really glad you had a lovely week. Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by DouglasOct 2021

  • "This apartment had everything we needed for a great getaway in Scotland."

    It was clean, tidy, warm and the owners instructions/handbook were ideal and well thought out, with information regarding the local area, the appliances and train/bus locations. The apartment is very well equipped with everything that you need, and more. Tastefully decorated too. We loved the log burner which we used every night, obtaining logs from the Scotmid (co-op) at the end of the road. The owners were great, they contacted us to wish us well with our stay, which was a lovely touch. Its location was perfect and close to all amenities, and the town of South Queensferry itself had lots to see and do, right on the doorstep. We ventured into most of the pubs, which were very friendly (pls note if eating out the pubs stop serving food about 6pm - except for the Hawes Inn which served all day/evening). We visited Inchcolm Island on the Maid of the Forth, this is definitely worth a visit. We also visited the Falkirk Wheel which was an amazing piece of engineering, def worth a visit too. We got the train into Edinburgh (amazingly £4.50 return), using the handbook for the station location, we used the train as much quicker than the bus and we had our dog with us. We will recommend this apartment to our friends that are looking to visit Scotland, and we would definitely come back to stay, although we would probably leave the dog with friends and fly up, as it is so convenient being the next train station along from the airport station/tram. Def a bonus and better than the 7.5hour drive 'up the road' from England. Thanks Steve & Jo for our wonderful stay. We will be back. R & A xx

    Dear Mrs Leeson, Many thanks for your kind comments, I'm really glad you had a lovely time at the apartment. Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2021

  • "Good location excellent transport links with buses and trainns"

    Dear Mrs Henderson, Many thanks for your feedback - Best regards Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvoneeSep 2021

  • "The apartment was in a great location and we were delighted at the number of first class restaurants within walking distance."

    Dear Mrs Ward - Many thanks for your feedback. Best regards Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohannaJul 2021

  • "Lovely flat in a lovely location."

    Easy access to Edinburgh on the train and Fife over the bridge. Great interaction with the owners and a short walk to Queensferry for good restaurants and ice creams.

    Dear Mr Shaw - Many thanks for your feedback. Best regards Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "We were told the day before we travelled that the shower was broken but it would be mended while we were there, but that there was a shower attachment fitted to the taps."

    The shower was not mended and I have no way of knowing if the owner really intended to or not. The sides of the bath were tall which made climbing in and out really hazardous as there were no hand rails and the sink which we had to hang on to had a huge crack. The tap shower attachment only partially worked, the basin taps swivelled (they weren't supposed to) and the slightly rusty cupboard above the sink ensured people trying to shave banged their heads. The rest of the apartment was lovely but the presence of a coffee pod machine does not make up for an unsafe bathroom. I do have photos.

    Many thanks for your feedback, Mrs Bowden. I'm sorry for the problems you had with the bathroom. A previous guest had accidentally damaged the shower, and unfortunately the replacement part took time to arrive. It arrived on the Wednesday before your departure and I felt it would be less disruptive to you for us to fit the shower on the day of your departure. Regarding the other issues, we have fitted a rail to the wall and a bathroom step, this has made access to the bath much easier. We have also replaced the wall unit with a mirror. We are having a new sink unit installed this week. Thanks for your feedback, as the improvements you have mentioned will benefit our future guests. Thanks for the positive feedback on the rest of the apartment. I hope you were not too inconvenienced and it did not affect your holiday too much. Regards Steve Dallas Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2021

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The property

This delightful, lower-ground floor apartment sits in an attractive historic stone building in South Queensferry, to the west of Edinburgh.

Presented to a lovely standard and enjoying views of the Forth road Bridges, Lilybank Apartment is a lovey choice for those looking to explore this exciting region of Scotland.

The apartment is accessed via the main door and then the stairs to the basement level.

Discover the delightful living/dining room, complete with attractive wooden flooring and a cosy arrangement of seating, plus an alluring woodburning stove for those harsh winter nights.

There is also a lovely dining table set next to the bay window, providing a charming spot for family mealtimes or a home-brought board game.

Dust off those cooking books and relish in the contemporary kitchen, enhanced with stylish units and a white brick splashback, along with excellent appliances in the SMEG fridge/freezer, induction hob and Belfast sink.

The bedrooms are both wonderfully presented, offering a super-king-size with original fireplace and a twin, served by a lavish bathroom with claw-foot bath.

To the outside of Lilybank Apartment is a communal lawned garden where you can enjoy a drink amidst the idyllic surroundings.

South Queensferry is a lively town lined with attractive Scottish buildings; stroll through the town centre and stop off at one of the cafés or restaurants that overlook the Forth Bridges, a spectacular UNESCO site which attractors thousands of tourists to take in the views.

Learn more about the town and the beautiful bridges at the South Queensferry Museum, a popular tourist venue which also offers educational shows.

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting South Queensferry while the town is hosting “Your View” experiences, then you must add it to your list – this unique experience gives visitors the chance to see and uninterrupted 360-degree panorama view of the Edinburgh and Fife coastline, from a viewing platform which is raised 361 feet in the air.

On the outskirts of the town rests the stately homes of Dalmeny House and Hopetoun House, boasting beautiful grounds, classic architecture and historic artefacts.

Venture to the city of Edinburgh, where you can meander the cobbled streets and uncover some hidden gems, including an array of superb restaurants, along with great sightseeing opportunities at Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline and has been voted as the top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards.

Lilybank Apartment is a lovely retreat for couples and families to enjoy, whatever time of year.


  • Lower-ground floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Communal garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Friday and Monday changeovers only
  • Note: Due to the bathroom configurations it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

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About the location


Dunfermline 8.6 miles; Edinburgh 10.1 miles; Falkirk 16.6 miles

The lovely town of South Queensferry sits in between Falkirk and Edinburgh, and rests on the shore overlooking the Forth Bridges. The town boasts a wealth of bustling amenities, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and bars on the main street, as well as the Queensferry Museum and access to the Forth Bridges over to Dunfermline and Fife. The capital city of Edinburgh offers incredible culture for tourists and history lovers throughout the Old Town and New Town, whilst the town of Linlithgow lies on the shores of Linlithgow Loch, with a fantastic choice of boat trips, watersports and local wildlife, making South Queensferry an exciting base to explore Scotland.

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