Macdonald Houstoun House ​

Spa facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Relaxation Room

At a glance

  • Leisure break

    Leisure Break Venue

    The hotel has a range of leisure facilities and treatments just a short walk from the main building and accommodation.

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    The hotel is surrounded by 22 acres of woodland but is still only a short distance from Edinburgh.

  • Local attractions

    Local Attractions

    The hotel is just a short drive from Edinburgh where sights include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, Edinburgh Quay and Edinburgh Zoo.

  • Restaurant


    The Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House dining experience has been awarded an AA Rosette for its quintessentially Scottish menu.


Macdonald Houstoun House, Uphall, Edinburgh West, West Lothian, EH52 6JS
EH52 6JS

Spa & Leisure

A rural environment always adds a little something extra to a leisure break, and the pastoral location of Macdonald Houston House proves just that. So in addition to outdoor tennis courts, the hotel has a gym, 18-metre pool, a sauna and a steam room; and favours Elemis and Jessica Nails products in a comprehensive treatments list complete with make-up consultations and finishing touches.

Hotel & Accommodation

Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, Macdonald Houstoun House retains the charm of a 16th Century bolthole in 22 acres of woodland just west of Edinburgh. The hotel has 70 rooms, which comes as something of a surprise given the boutique, homely exterior aspect; while interiors straddle the line between classic regional accents and modern design.

Befitting a country estate, Jeremy Wares at Houston House combines a fine dining experience with a pleasant lack of pretence and showcasing Scotland’s favourite ingredients. There is also the Vaulted Bar – a cosy environment, not least of all because of the open hearth, open for drinks, teas and coffees throughout the day.