Welcome to the Stevenson House,

Welcome to the Stevenson House,
one of Edinburgh’s most unusual hospitality venues.

Built between 1802 and 1806, the Stevenson House is a typical Georgian New Town house which has always been in private ownership and is still used as the family home for John & Felicitas Macfie as well as their six children.

Having trained as an hotel manager in Lausanne, Felicitas Macfie realised the potential of the Stevenson House to be used as a venue for hosting lunches, dinners, receptions and conferences. The house retains all of its original architectural features and has the atmosphere of an elegant family home rather than a commercial venue.

We pride ourselves on giving very individual service and tailoring each event to the needs of our clients. Whether you are a private client or a large corporation, you are given maximum flexibility and a whole range of services to suit your every wish and even a few whims.

Check out the facility information, email your enquiries, or just look at the photographs of the house. Make use of our website and tell others about it!




Enjoy the special atmosphere
of our Georgian home to treat your guests,
clients, family and especially yourself.



Edinburgh's most famous private residence
awaits you with open arms.
Enjoy fabled Scottish hospitality.

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The house is open for meetings/ screenings/
seminars or whatever else you need
an inner city magnificent space for.




Whisky Tour

Whisky or "the water of life" as the Scots know it is probably Scotland's best known export ...
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Event Tickets

With so many different Festivals and events happening in Edinburgh, the search for the right ...
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Wilderness Walk

The Scottish countryside is literally begging to be explored on foot. Having done our fair bit over the past decades, ...
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Scottish Castles & Stately Homes

There are hundreds of Scottish castles to explore and having visited a fair share of them, we can put together ...
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The perfect set

Over the years, the Stevenson House has been the set for a wonderful variety of TV shows and films, both ...
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Country Tour

Have you long dreamed of exploring the misty magical north of Great Britain ? As both John and Felicitas are ...
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City Tour

Scotland's capital offers you many days of exploring. Thanks to excellent transport links you can use Edinburgh ...
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Historical Tour

Scotland has been the scene of many historical events and once you have told us in which era you are ...
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by the Macfie family

Dining Offer :
Book four weeks in advance for a dinner
from September to April and
receive a free aperitif.
min. 10 guests and subject to availability
What a great offer ! 



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17 Heriot Row | Edinburgh EH3 6HP | Scotland Tel/Fax: +44 (0)131 556 1896 | mail@www.stevenson-house.com