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Yesteryear Style & Hospitality with Modern Convenience
Open Jan 10th to Nov 30th

St Germains B&B  Edinburgh  

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The B&B is mostly furnished with antique furniture that adds to the sense of homely warmth and comfort to be found here. All rooms have individually controllable heaters, so you need never be cold, hospitality trays and TV. We offer One Double room, One Twin and One Single. The Bathroom, with bath and shower, is shared and guests are welcome to use the lovely beamed Sitting Room.

garden bedroom at St Germains B&B
Garden bedroom showing french windows

The Garden Bedroom - Double room

The Double room, called the Garden Room, has loads of character to surprise and delight our guests. It is very spacious and has lovely old-fashioned French Windows that lead directly to the south-facing rear gardens. In summer, this is a great suntrap to lie out in. Called the Sun Room, the Single Room, looks out to the front gardens, the Firth of Forth and the hills beyond. Bunk Beds can be put in here (or anywhere else) on request.

twin bedroom at St Germains B&B near Edinburgh
single bedroom at St Germains B&B near Edinburgh

The Twin Room                


          The Sun Room

The Twin Room has the same view as the Sun Room and is both spacious and comfortable. The strangely long "tunnel" from the main room to its window is the depth of the outer wall of the house at that point. This room once boasted a very large fireplace that included bread ovens, which were built in to the wall. These were rediscovered in 1965 when the extension was built to this apartment, and are still there behind the tunnel walls.

The large sitting room, with its open fire and beamed ceiling, offers guests a comfortable space in which to relax during the evening. There is a widescreen TV and you are welcome to use the DVD or Video Player to watch anything from our extensive library of films. This room is also equipped for Broadband Internet access.
This is a non-smoking house, but guests may smoke outside if they wish

living room at St Germains B&B near Edinburgh

Meals & Diets:

A full Scottish, or our substantial Continental Breakfast is served in the dining room that features images and items from India and other parts of Asia, and a unique mirror, made for us by my architect brother. Evening meals and packed lunches are available if arranged 24 hours or more in advance. We are pleased to discuss menus and any special requirements with you. Vegetarian, Asian and other special diets can be catered for, so please ask at time of booking what we have available.

dining room at St Germains B&B in East Lothian


Grounds and Gardens:

The grounds around the house are a mix of lawns with interesting mature trees, private garden plots and largely wild woodland. Ancient stone bridges cross the burn that runs (sometimes) through the woods, and numerous paths can give a pleasant and reasonably long stroll around the grounds that guests are welcome to explore.

Trees to be found at St Germains B&B in East Lothian

medieval ice house at St Germains B&B near Edinburgh
Medieval Ice House

You might enjoy such finds as our medieval ice house (THE fridge to have in the 1500's) and the dovecot, from a time when pigeon eggs were the norm before the familiar chickens were introduced to this country from the Middle East.

Ruins of fox hound kennels at St Germains B&B near Edinburgh

Scattered throughout the grounds, traces remain of other buildings and old stonework from the heyday of the house to pique the curiosity of archaeologically-minded guests as to what the place must once have looked like. Little now remains, though, of the chapel and fox hound kennels that would once have been an important part of the estate.

ruin at St Germains B&B in East Lothian

Local Wildlife:

At different times of the year, there is an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. Birds of prey, such as Sparrow Hawks, Owls and Buzzards are often to be seen. There are a number game birds such as pheasants and partridge, and occasionally some snipe, although these are no longer hunted. A well-established rookery is next to the house, but we have many smaller birds from Woodpeckers to Wrens. There are always rabbits around - a favourite with the children - but you might also see grey squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes and even a deer or two. Butterflies abound in the summer and include Tortoiseshells, Peacocks, Red Admirals, Meadow Browns, Whites and several less-frequent visitors such as Small Coppers, Orange Tips, Brimstones and some of the Blues. St. Germains is a natural haven to relax in and enjoy.
We look forward to having you stay with us.

Rooks in Sycamore at St Germains B&B near Edinburgh

Rooks in Sycamore

Tariff Information:

  • 20 - 25 per person per night depending on season.

  • 10 supplement for single occupancy of a double or twin-room (if available).

  • Dinner is available on request, from 8 per person, for the evening of your arrival. Please arrange when booking your room(s), when we can also discuss menus.

  • Please note that we are not licensed to sell alcohol, but you're welcome to bring your own.

  • Packed lunches from 2.75 per person are available on request. Please arrange for these at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Personal collection from Bus Station, Train Station or Airport, if required. Please enquire when you book your room about availability and price.

  • We offer 10% off room rates when booking for 5 nights or more.

  • Guests are asked to arrive between 4pm and 6pm. Should an alternative check-in time be required, please confirm this by E mail or telephone. Please vacate your room by 10.00 hrs on the morning of departure.

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.


At present, we regret that we cannot accept Credit or Debit Cards. Please confirm your booking by sending your cheque or a postal order, made payable to "Peter Duncan", for the sum quoted to you. Any outstanding sums for supplementary services rendered will be payable at the time of your departure. Alternatively, you can pay for your booking via the Internet through by sending the appropriate sum to

Cancellation Policy:

Should you need to cancel your booking, please do so a minimum of three days before you're due to arrive. Otherwise there is a cancellation charge of one night per room booked. The cancellation charge also applies if you fail to arrive on the day you're expected without a valid reason.

Contact Us:

You are most welcome to contact us for any further information you require at this address or by phone or e-mail. To help us to improve our service to you, may we encourage you to give us your feedback about this web site or about your stay with us using the contact form on this web site. Bookings may also be made using this form if you wish.

St. Germains B&B
2, St. Germains House
nr Edinburgh
East Lothian
EH32 0PQ
Tel: +44(0)1875 853034
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