Originally a 16th century peel tower, this outstanding property has been sensitively restored to create an incredibly charismatic home, beautifully balancing the best of old and new.
First and foremost, this is a together space, combining warmth and intimacy with attention to the finer things in life. An ideal luxury retreat for family gatherings, special celebrations and sporting lets, set amidst the rich rolling countryside of North Berwickshire.
Its rich heritage, fine architectural detailing and stunning interior are defining features and a fitting tribute to the architectural and design flair shown here.
Despite its grand proportions, Old Purves Hall has an easy flow with both sociable and private spaces designed to meet all the needs of a larger party. Access is directly into a new cedar clad extension, its clean, modern lines a striking juxtaposition to the original stonework of the 1650’s old towerhouse.
Inside there’s a large boot room for outdoor gear, while underfloor heating adds a warming touch, also likely to be much loved by any dogs in the party! A row of tiny cream jugs excavated from the site is a lovely nod to one of the property’s lives as a former toffee factory.
Original oak doors salvaged from the old Edinburgh Jail open into the inner reception hall with exposed stonework adding to the heritage of the space. This leads into an impressive drawing room with two distinct spaces for relaxation or entertaining.
The original oak beams and magnificent restored inglenook fireplace have immediate impact, while a separate space benefits from deep seating and a roaring open fire. Classic styling and carefully selected fabrics and furnishings add real warmth and colour.
The kitchen, with original fireplace recess, will perfectly suit both keen cooks and professional caterers alike, while the open plan dining area is a superb entertaining space for atmospheric dinner parties, framed by a fantastic abstract painting by Scottish landscape artist Oona Campbell.
The integrity of the building continues to shine through in the six beautifully appointed bedrooms and four bathrooms, accessed by a show-stopping staircase to the first and second floor. Preserved historical features such as the original timber panelled walls and shuttered windows sit comfortably with an elegant heritage colour palette, punctuated with a lively dash of colour.
The addition of a further sitting room on the second floor completes the picture with a wood burning stove and two sumptuous sheepskin beanbags for the ultimate restful indulgence.
Whether your interests lie in the great outdoors or simply rest and relaxation, Old Purves Hall is a perfect spot to escape to the peace of the country and enjoy a more sedate pace away from the hustle and bustle. The property sits in large attractive grounds bounded by mature woodland and the wider area provides excellent opportunities for shooting, fishing, walking and exploring the great outdoors.GROUND FLOOR
Large access hall/bootroom - with hanging rail and space for outdoor wear and boots. Underfloor heating.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Drying room with freezer and pulley.
Utility room with washing machine and dryer.
Open plan kitchen/dining comprising:
Kitchen (one step down from the inner hall) with large central island. Well equipped throughout with Range cooker with double oven and grill, five burner hob and hot plate, large double fridge with two freezer drawers (separate freezer just off the boot room), two dishwashers, microwave, hot cupboard.
Dining with large dining table with seating for twelve with provision for up to sixteen if required. Door to the garden.
Drawing room with two distinct seating areas naturally dividing the room. This includes a large sofa and armchairs set around the original inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Door directly to the gravelled side counrtyard. There is a separate TV nook with additional seating, open fire and a large wall mounted Smart TV.FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom one is the Venetian room and also the master bedroom with feature fireplace, 6’ fixed super king bed, side tables, linen cupboard, built-in cupboard with hanging space, two armchairs.
Bathroom one with large bath (two steps up), large corner shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured to 3’ twin beds or 6’ super king, side tables, hanging hooks, feature fireplace.
Bedroom three is originally the 16th century drawing room with original wood panelled walls, fixed 6’ super king bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging hooks.
Bathroom two with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.SECOND FLOOR
Sitting room with large double sofa (can convert to a sofa bed on request - additional charges would apply), two large sheepskin bean bags, flat screen TV, wood burning stove.
Bedroom four with fixed 5’ 2” king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging hooks.
Bathroom three with large bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom five with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin beds as required, side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, feature fireplace.
Bedroom six with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin beds as required, side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Bathroom four with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.OUTSIDE
The property sits in large attractive grounds bounded by mature woodland. This includes an enclosed lawned garden which is accessed from the kitchen/dining room. There is a patio with table, chairs and sunbeds, as well as a large gas barbecue and a fire pit.
The grounds extend to over 3 acres with woodland walks to the North of the property.GAMES ROOM
A converted stable in the grounds of the property has a table tennis table.PARKING
There is ample private parking to the front of the property for four to five cars.CHILDREN & FAMILIES
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.DOGS
Three dogs are permitted at Old Purves Hall. Dogs must be kept to the boot room until clean and dry and for sleeping, and then kept to the ground floor of the property only. They must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. An outside tap is available.GUEST AMENITIES
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available with a booster to improve speeds. Mobile reception is poor inside the property due to the thickness of the walls. This improves outdoors.HEATING
Oil fired central heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the drawing room along with open fire. Wood burning stove in the second floor sitting room. Initial supply of logs provided. Underfloor heating in the boot room, inner hall, drawing room, kitchen/dining room and bathrooms.
|Old Purves Hall||£2,400 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.