Greywalls Gullane Accommodation, Building, Location, Photo, East Lothian Restaurant
Greywalls Hotel Architecture
Luxury Scottish Hotel in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
Greywalls Hotel Gullane
Date built: 1901
Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens, famous English Arts & Crafts designer
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
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
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.
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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
Greywalls Hotel & Restaurant
Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane
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Grey Walls Hotel – extension : Morris & Steedman Architects
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 was also the architect for the Cenotaph in London, England.
Gullane houses – context to this luxury accommodation in East Lothian.
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