Situated in a secluded spot near Livingston, just 15 miles west of Edinburgh, and set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House is the perfect Country Hotel retreat. Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century Tower House. Inside, 70 rooms seamlessly blend luxury and character. Foodies will appreciate the Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House Restaurant, which boasts two AA Rosettes for excellent local ingredients, expertly cooked in season. In the cellar, the cosy Vaulted Bar is the ideal spot for a drink or some afternoon tea. The Vital Health and Well-being Club has a fully-equipped technogym, an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, spa treatment rooms and sauna. Concealed in the hotel's walled gardens is a clay surface tennis court, open to all guests free of charge. Macdonald Houstoun House is located only 2 minutes from the main M8 motorway, your gateway to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Rooms & Amenities
As befits an elegant country retreat, Houstoun House offers stylish, comfortable and luxurious accommodations. Each guestroom has its with own individual character, and offers a spacious en-suite bathroom and a generously sized bed.
All Guestrooms Feature:
Complimentary Wifi Internet Access
Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
Complimentary Mineral Water
Large Comfortable Bed
Iron & Ironing Board
Jeremy Wares Restaurant:
In the hotel's 16th Century tower, you'll enjoy award-winning cuisine at the restaurant, Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House. It's the perfect setting to enjoy a menu featuring traditional Scottish food with a modern twist. Michelin-awarded chef Jeremy Wares is leading a team of top chefs and has brought a new twist to fine dining in the hotel restaurant with a new and exciting menu. Jeremy, who has cooked for the late Princess Diana, President Mitterrand and Hollywood greats like Michael Caine, Liam Neeson and national treasure Joanna Lumley, has put a unique stamp on high-quality traditional Scottish cuisine in the newly refurbished restaurant. Visit the restaurant and enjoy a taste of Jeremy's signature dishes; scallops in red wine risotto, with tomato pesto; roast haunch of venison and stalker pie with sticky red cabbage, as well as his special take on the traditional dish of cranachan.
The Vaulted Bar:
Located in the historic cellars of Macdonald Houstoun House, you'll get a warm welcome in the Vaulted Bar. Its three connected rooms, with large open fireplaces, antique paintings and leather couches are a comfortable place to relax. Meet with friends and sip a refreshing drink from the bar or read the paper over Afternoon Tea.