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Open Jan 10th to Nov 30th

St Germains B&B  Edinburgh  

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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.

front view from St Germains house B&B    bed breakfast near Edinburgh
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 offer.
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 them.

snowdrops outside St Germains B&B near Edinburgh

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
Chestnut in field by St Germains snowing

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

Special Offers:

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
nr Edinburgh
East Lothian
EH32 0PQ
Tel: +44(0)1875 853034
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