Pavilion at Lamb’s House


A hop from central Edinburgh this elegant 18th-century style townhouse is filled with art and antiques; excellent eateries on your doorstep


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


In vibrant Leith an elegant, comfortable building of impeccable beauty. Newly built in 18th-century townhouse style, the untrained eye would never know this wasn’t a restoration. The three-storey Pavilion with its striking ‘ogee’ roof sits in the lap of Lamb’s House, a Hanseatic merchant’s house completed in 1610, where Mary Queen of Scots once stayed and the architect owners now live. Inside, a spiral staircase winds up through the house, rooms are off here. Three sublime bedrooms, a twin on the ground floor and two doubles (one is a quirky box bed) on the first floor have subtle colours and clean simple lines; oak floors warm your toes, large windows let in the light, good art and antiques finish the picture. Linen and bathrooms are spoiling. On the top floor find a graceful sitting/dining room; unbend in front of a roaring fire after a busy day exploring historic Leith and Edinburgh (a short bus ride away). There’s a galley kitchen to cook in and excellent waterfront eateries on the doorstep (two with Michelin stars); come home for a dram from your goodies basket. We can’t wait to see the garden this summer.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Restaurants less than a mile away.


Nightly price
from £221
Weekly price
from £1550
3-night stay, £930-£1,080. 4-night stay, £1,140-£1,480.
1 House for 6
From £2213 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kristin Hannesdottir

  • Edinburgh is located to the south of the Firth of Forth. It is one of the finest cities in Europe; a relatively small City with buildings of real grandeur. The mediaeval High Street runs from Edinburgh Castle, atop an ancient volcanic plug.
  • The Edinburgh Festival, perhaps the best known arts festival in the world, was established in 1947 and runs for 3 weeks in August. Now the Edinburgh Tattoo and numerous other festivals span the whole of the summer from early July till mid-September.
  • Edinburgh has very important collections of art in 4 major public galleries and the National Museum of Scotland is of national and international importance
  • Leith has a long tradition of pub and bars. A few we would recommend are Malt and Hops; The Shore (traditional fare) and Sofi’s Bar (Swedish) on Henderson Street; Roseleaf, Sandport Place (allows children); Bond no 9 on Commercial Street and Nobles Bar.
  • There are a large number of wonderful places to eat in Leith, many enjoying great views out over the Water of Leith. Mimi’s Bakehouse which serves great afternoon tea and cakes and Martin Wishart, a Michelin Star restaurant, just to name two.
  • The The Water of Leith walk and cycle way is a beautiful, wide 12 3/4 mile path through the heart of Edinburgh. Originating at the Old Harbour in Leith the path passes through the attractive Dean Village area of Edinburgh terminating at Balerno.