Letham House

Haddington, East Lothian
+44 (0)1620 820055
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A beautiful house with gorgeous rooms, delicious food and a house party feel - pull yourself away for golf, the coast and Edinburgh


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Why stay in the big smoke when you can live the life of Reilly at this baronial mansion that dates to 1645? It stands at the end of a tree-lined drive in 12 acres of woodland and gardens, with birdsong, strutting chickens and carpets of flowers to greet you. As for the house, it’s a bona fide jaw-dropper. There’s a wood-burner in the downstairs snug, then a crackling fire in a regal first-floor sitting room. You gather here for drinks before dinner (BYO), then spin down to the dining room, where you eat at one table in country-house style, feasting on delicious food, perhaps smoked haddock, chicken with tarragon, a chilled lemon mousse. After which you retire to delightful rooms and find huge beds, smart fabrics, antique furniture and garden flowers. Robes wait in fine bathrooms, three of which have claw-foot baths that overlook the garden. You’re five miles from links golf at Gullane and North Berwick, ten miles from Edinburgh, with a bus that stops at the end of the drive. All of which would be blossom in the wind without Chris and Barbara, the undisputed stars of the show. Don’t miss it.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends between July - August.
Dinner, 3 courses, £35. BYO.


Nightly price
from £130
Extra beds available: children free, adults £20.
5 Twin/doubles
From £130



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Barbara & Chris Sharman

  • Glenkinchie Whiskey Distillery - (10mins drive from us) Take a tour and sample some fine malts. Then pop into Humbie Hub, a delightful village tea room and shop.
  • Coastline - 40 miles of amazing coastline to explore. Brave enough? Take an early morning swim at Whitesands or stroll along Yellow Craig’s Beach.
  • Haddington - (20mins walk from Letham House) Pretty market town. Visit 14th century St Mary’s Church
  • Gardens - The world’s largest herbaceous border is to be found at Dirleton Castle. Have lunch at Smeaton Garden Centre in the walled garden.
  • North Berwick - A fine sea side town with lovely shops. Visit the Sea Bird Centre or take a boat trip out to the Bass Rock.
  • Country Houses - New Hailes House, a fine 17th Century house with wonderful woodland walks (15mins drive from us). Abbortsford, Mellerstain and Manderston House all within an hour’s drive from us