The Pavilion is a newly built, self-contained three-storey house within the curtilage of Lamb’s House in Leith. Built in the style of early 18th century garden pavilions, with an iconic ogee roof, the compact tower sits comfortably alongside the recently restored 17th-century Lamb’s House and its two-storey office extension. The romantic little building took three years to complete and now provides self-catering accommodation in the heart of the medieval Leith Conservation Area.
The Pavilion was built with impeccable attention to detail using locally sourced or reclaimed materials. The house was designed upside down, with the living areas on the top floor and the bedrooms below, which adds to the Pavilion’s uniqueness. The structure overlooks a south-facing walled garden that was inspired by the romantic gardens of the Italian Renaissance. With parterres, pleached hornbeams, roses and seasonal flowers, it provides the perfect setting for a drink or alfresco supper.
The property’s interior combines early 18th-century style with Scandinavian influences. The rooms feature a calming colour palette and are furnished with elegant antique pieces, perfectly in keeping with the main house. The living room on the top floor features a vaulted ceiling and an open fireplace that enhances the period feel. Other highlights include a bedroom with a timber-lined box bed, and the main bathroom’s freestanding cast-iron bath with a hand shower and traditional Victorian sink.
To book a stay at Lamb’s Pavilion see lambspavilion.com
The Pavilion Details
Lamb's House South East elevation with The Pavilion
Octagonal stairs featuring claret-coloured walls and natural fiber bannister rope, finished with wall and crown knot
Carefully curated antique furniture
Living Room with fireplace
Main Bedroom with painted cast iron half-tester bed with a contemporary canopy
Lime harling render and slate on the ooge roof
View over the Lamb's House and Renaissance garden in the winter