Greywalls, Gullane Accommodation, Building, Location, Photo, Restaurant

Greywalls Hotel : Architecture

Luxury Scottish Hotel : Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Greywalls Hotel Gullane

1901
Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens, famous English Arts & Crafts designer

Greywalls Hotel

Seasonal opening : Open 1 May 2010 closes end of December 2010

Restaurant open to non-residents

Greywalls hotel & restaurant has returned to being a hotel & restaurant after a brief change since Spring 2008 as an exclusive use venue for corporate events, weddings & house parties

Greywalls Hotel
Address: Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian
Contact: +44 (0)1620 842144 fax 842241

Greywalls Hotel
building image © Adrian Welch

Directions: if heading east – on the left just leaving Gullane on way to Dirleton

Photos of the beautiful Greywalls Hotel by famous architect Edwin Lutyens

Greywalls Hotel Gullane
building image © Isabelle Lomholt

Description
Lutyens-designed house, Gertrude Jekyll-designed gardens: like entering an Agatha Christie film.

Decadent, charming and superb location but food lacking a level of finesse considering the heavy tarriff, or so I thought after my first visit. A second visit on the opening night for 2002 was delightful. Grey Walls, however is not about food

[amongst my family], it’s about being cosseted: you are welcomed into the Library for obligatory drinks before the roaring fire with views out to the sea. You are made to feel welcome. You are made to feel at home.

The dining room has mirrored window reveals that capture sunset and the Isle of May in one breath. After dinner one is treated to coffee and licquers again in the Library which has such old-world charm. Greywalls – formerly known as Highwalls – was designed in 1901 for the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton by Sir Edwin Lutyens, architect of New Delhi, the Cenotaph in Whitehall and the British Embassy in Washington.

Lutyens was the key architect for English country homes around the turn of the 19th century, and this house is the only one remaining in Scotland. It was designed as a family home alongside the Honourable Gentlemans’ Golf Club of Muirfield. Greywalls has been owned by the Weaver family since 1924 and was transformed into a hotel in 1948. Highly recommended for afternoon tea followed by a walk round the delightful gardens.

Visitors to Greywalls have included King Edward VII, Brigitte Bardot, Barbara Streisand, Greg Norman, Jane & Isabelle Lomholt and George & Lise Patten.

Make a reservation at Greywalls: hotel@greywall.co.uk

Greywalls Hotel: Rated * * * by this site




The only other Edwin Lutyens house in Scotland is the Ferry Inn, an Arts & Crafts house near Helensburgh

Featured projects by Edwin Lutyens in England: Silver Street bridge in Cambridge by Queens’ College & Benson Court at Magdalene College (1930-32).

Another Scottish Country House by an English architect in the arts & crafts style: Sandford Country House Hotel by architect MH Baillie Scott

East Lothian Restaurants

Greywalls Hotel & Restaurant
Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane
Grey Walls – reservations: +44 (0)1620 842144

Browns Hotel
1 West Road, Haddington +44 (0)1620 822254

Bonars Restaurant (formerly Poldrate Restaurant)
Tyne House, Haddington +44 (0)1620 822100




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Grey Walls Hotel – extension : Morris & Steedman Architects

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Greywalls – Website: www.greywalls.co.uk

Famous Edinburgh Architect Basil Spence was once an assistant to Edwin Lutyens

Greywalls Hotel architect – Edwin Lutyens

Greywalls Hotel is immediately adjacent to the famous Muirfield golf course. This course is – along with Turnberry and Loch Lomond – on of the most respected gold courses in Scotland after St Andrews Old Course. The combination of beautiful house, excellent service, enchanting gardens and a great links course make Greywalls very high on our list for birthdays and gatherings.

Edwin Lutyens: architect for Cenotaph, London, England

Greywalls Hotel – Gullane context

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