Shanti and Peter welcome you to the home we love where we do everything
we can to make your stay an experience you will want to repeat. From
the comfortable and spacious accommodation in lovely, natural and rural
surroundings to good home cooking, to help and advice with organising
tours and activities during your stay, our aim is to make you feel better
at the end of your time here than you did at the start of it. We regret,
however, that pets cannot be accommodated.
About St. Germains:
Located within about 4 acres of private woodland and gardens, St. Germains
House is surrounded by arable farmland and offers beautiful views from
its elevated position across the Firth of Forth to the Ochil Hills beyond.
With its space, extraordinary peacefulness and tranquillity, this is
a perfect place in which to relax after you have enjoyed the many natural,
historical, leisure and sporting amenities that East Lothian has to
PARKING is FREE on the large forecourt in front of the house. And
we're only 14 miles East of the heart of Edinburgh, which can be reached
easily by car or bus, or by train from Longniddry or Prestonpans stations.
Perfect if you are visiting the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe, or
looking for your Scottish Ancestors and Genealogy of Scotland.
Disabled Access and Special Requirements:
The B&B is all on the Ground Floor of the house, so wheel chair
access is no problem, apart from a ramp possibly being required
for the single step up into the main entrance hall. All other
facilities are conventional, but please tell us of your particular
special requirements and we'll tell you if we are able to provide
A Little History:
The core of the house was built during the 1500's on the ruins of a
Bethlehemite Hospital and evolved over the next 250 years to its present
outward appearance. It's early history is patchy and uncertain but it
does have historic connections with the East India Company in the person
of Warren Hastings. He was once as a soldier with the Company and served
latterly as Governor General of India. Hastings had a very good friend
called David Anderson, who also served in India until the 1780's and
Anderson bought St. Germains in 1782, moving here in 1804. The house
was visited frequently by Hastings and also by another friend of his
from Edinburgh, the novelist, Sir Walter Scott. The estate remained
in the Anderson Family until about the turn of the 20th Century, when
it was bought by the Tennent Family, famous in Scotland for its lagers
and beers. Last used as a complete house by the RAF as a convalescent
home for injured airmen during WW2, St. Germains was converted into
apartments in 1947 rather than face demolition. It retains quite a number
of its original features to intrigue the curious. We hope you agree
that it was worth saving.
Twin Sycamores in the snow
View of St Germains from East
Chestnut in the snow
"Thank you for your excellent care and hospitality! I have indeed fallen in love with your beautiful garden and place! A great place for retreat." - Ruth Chua, Singapore.
"Great hospitality in a beautiful place. Thank you very much." - The Gill family, Buxton, Derbyshire.
"Lovely place to rest up and the best breakfast in Scotland." - Don & Lyn MacLure, Perth, Western Australia.
"Great hospitalilty, excellent breakfast. We enjoyed our stay immensely." - Elizabeth Morris, Glasgow.
"Highly recommended B&B. Many thanks." - Stewart & Annie Pow, Drumnadrochit, Highland, Scotland.
Front field in the
Lebanon Cedar in the snow
Rooms are available for short-term, self-catering weekly or monthly rental at
special rates between January and March. Call for details and availablility.
St. Germains B&B
2, St. Germains House
Tel: +44(0)1875 853034
Web site address: http://www.st-germains.co.uk