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.
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.
The Twin 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
- £20 - £25 per person per night depending on season.
- £10 supplement for single occupancy of a double or twin-room (if
- 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
- 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.
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 www.PayPal.com by sending the appropriate sum to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Tel: +44(0)1875 853034
Web site address: http://www.st-germains.co.uk
If you contact us by e-mail, please use the following
For general enquiries or for more information - Peter@st-germains.co.uk
To make a reservation, send your requirements to - Reservations@st-germains.co.uk
To make an Internet PayPal payment - Payment@st-germains.co.uk