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The Pavilion at Lamb’s House Edinburgh , Scotland

The Pavilion at Lamb's House Edinburgh, Scotland

The Pavilion at Lamb’s House Edinburgh


Constructed within the walls of Lamb House off the Leith waterfront, the Pavillion is superbly personal, yet just a couple steps away from Michelin-starred Restaurant Martin Wishart, and all of the fantastic dining opportunities in the region. Frequent buses to town center, a 15-minute trip off.

Style & personality

Award-winning conservation architect Nicolas Groves-Raines and spouse Kristin possess a remarkable history of rescuing historic buildings, bringing them back to life using a remorseless eye for detail and enviable ability to make nationally settings which combine meticulous interval accuracy with fantastic charm and warmth. This tiny home with its identifying ogee roof is a victory of architectural and design detail. Decorated with enormous care utilizing powerful, warm colors and carefully selected classic or persuasive reproduction furniture, each contemporary requirement is supplied with ability and occasional comedy: a wise TV is cunningly concealed in a conventional Chinese cupboard.

Service & amenities

The home is warm and comfy, with underfloor heating, dishwasher, washing machine, digital radio, Apple TV and Bluetooth noise system. Owners Nicolas and Kristin’s house and architectural practice is right across the courtyard, so advice and help is close by. There’s secure complimentary parking onsite.



Spread over three floors, the home includes two double-bedded rooms (one with a spacious conventional box bed, another a half-tester) plus one twin-bedded room. There are two bathrooms – one en-suite shower and one with roll-top bathroom. The intimate soft blue-grey second floor sitting area has a formal dining room (complete with candlesticks), in addition to an open flame; round the landing there is a little but well-equipped kitchen. On the ground floor there’s a helpful utility space. The home includes a small, private courtyard – a sun trap ideal for morning coffee. Guests have access to this fairly knot-garden.

Food & beverage

A welcome pack is supplied for birth with provisions such as breakfast along with a bottle of wine.

Value for cash

House from #310 per night in low season; climbing to #395 at large. Discounts for longer stays. Free Wi-Fi.

Accessibility for guests with disabilities?

No, not acceptable for guests with restricted mobility.


A cot and high-chair accessible (curving stairs maybe unsuitable for toddlers).

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