A lush oasis of calm, slap bang in the middle of the most elegant city in Europe. Mr & Mrs Smith Guide.

The Garden

Acres of gardens and parkland surround Prestonfield, sheltering guests from the bustle of the city beyond. This unique enclave is a wonderful place to walk, to catch some sun or enjoy some peaceful time on the many benches and seats scattered throughout the grounds.

Spring sees a riot of tulips and other bulbs, summer masses of billowing old fashioned roses and the woodland walk could have been made for autumn. In winter the garden has its charms, with sculpted topiary, statues and a gothic tea house to shelter in. You'll also find ancient statues, a croquet lawn, putting green, mountain bikes for your use and an 18-hole golf course and royal Holyrood Park adjacent.

Tapestry Room Terrace

Prestonfield's grand elevated terrace overlooks the entrance and gardens. Surrounded by historic stone balustrades and pots of topiary, it is an ideal spot for drinks before lunch or dinner, afternoon tea or just somewhere to escape to with the papers, shaded by Prestonfield's signature red canvas umbrellas.

Garden Room Terrace

Occupying a secluded corner, this charming hidden terrace leads off of the Garden Room and overlooks the lawns. Shaded by pots of olive trees and filled with planters of herbs, this sheltered terrace can be entirely covered over making it a unique al fresco location for drinks before dining in the Garden Room

Tea House

Surrounded by hundreds of old fashioned roses and overlooking the lawn, the tea gothic house is a perfect escape with the papers or a great hide-away for drinks or afternoon tea.

In summer, lit by lanterns and candles, it becomes a magical location for private dining, or, if you must work, then you'll find that with wi-fi your laptop will work perfectly too.  Tea House offers a great space for informal meetings or break-outs from conference or meeting sessions. The perfect backdrop to weddings on the lawn.

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