Muirfield Greywalls Scotland
Castle - Muirfield
Greywalls Hotel is a five-star Edwardian country house uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield Golf Championship Course just 20 miles from Edinburgh. Built in 1901 as a luxury holiday home, it has all the warmth of a private house but with the style and grandeur of a first class hotel. It offers 23 individually designed bedrooms with views of the rolling East Lothian countryside and Firth of Forth and highly renowned fine dining at its Chez Roux restaurant.
Greywalls is looking forward to re-opening on 15th July 2020
Perfect for golfers and those looking for a five-star countryside escape.
ABOUT THE HOTEL
Greywalls is an ornate, country house with an abundance of character. An ideal base for your adventures in East Lothian, idyllic touches include the private summer tea house located in the gardens and also the stunning views over Muirfield Championship Golf Course.
There are a total of 23 bedrooms, sleeping 42 guests, including Cottage rooms located within a couple of minutes of the main building. The Colonels House a short walk from the hotel also has 4 bedrooms, lounge and kitchen which is ideal for families and groups.
The Restaurant at Greywalls is Chez Roux, which is overseen by the legendary French chef Albert Roux, OBE, KFO. The Restaurant is spread over 4 beautiful dining rooms including a private dining Whisky room, lined with cabinets that showcase some fine and are malts. There is also a bar area with a great selection of Malt Whiskies and other local beverages.
Greywalls is the next door neighbour to Muirfield Championship Golf Course and have limited access to tee-times at the course (please note these need to be booked well in advance of arrival). There are also a further 21 golf courses within 11 miles of Greywalls. The staff can put together some wonderful experiences playing some of the best course Scotland has to offer.
Part of the ICMI Collection.
GreyWalls Hotel's History
Greywalls is an Edwardian country house at Gullane in East Lothian, Scotland. It was built in 1901 for Alfred Lyttelton, to designs by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It has been run as a hotel since 1948. Greywalls is protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. History The Hon. Alfred Lyttelton (1857–1913) served as a Member of Parliament from 1895 to 1913, holding office as Colonial Secretary from 1903 to 1905. He was also a talented sportsman, having previously played on the English national cricket and football teams. A keen golfer, in 1901 he commissioned the architect Edwin Lutyens to design a holiday home on a site adjacent to Muirfield golf course on the East Lothian coast. Originally known as High Walls, the house was designed in Lutyens' Arts and Crafts style. Lutyens also laid out the gardens, possibly with the assistance of Gertrude Jekyll. In 1905 the house was sold by Lyttelton to Evelyn Forbes, the Scots socialite wife of American railroad magnate William Dodge James. She commissioned Lutyens to add three lodges in 1905, and in 1911 had an extension built by Sir Robert Lorimer. The Jameses entertained Edward VII at the house. It was leased after the First World War, and in 1924 it was purchased by Sir James Horlick, founder of Horlicks Ltd. Horlick developed a plant collection at another of his properties, Achamore House in Argyll, but only visited Greywalls annually. The house was requisitioned during the Second World War for use as a hospital. Horlick left the property to his daughter Ursula and her husband Colonel John Weaver, and in 1948 they converted the house into a hotel. Several extensions have since been added, and the Weaver family continue to manage the property. The hotel restaurant, Chez Roux, is run by French chef Albert Roux.
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How to reach GreyWalls Hotel
- NEAREST TRANSPORT
- Edinburgh Airport – 30 Miles, 45 minutes
- Glasgow Airport – 75 Miles, 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Drem Train Station – 5 miles, 10 minutes
- North Berwick Train Station – 5 miles, 10 minutes
- Edinburgh Waverley Train Station – 20 miles, 45 minutes
- On site Helipad 56°02'32.0"N 2°49'03.9"W
- NEAREST ATTRACTIONS
- Dirleton Castle - 2 miles, 5 minutes
- Tantallon Castle - 8 miles, 20 minutes
- National Seabird Centre - 5 miles, 15 minutes
- Edinburgh City Centre - 20 miles, 50 minutes
- Edinburgh Castle - 20 miles, 50 minutes
- Royal Yacht Britannia - 20 miles, 40 minutes
- Glenkinchie Distillery - 15 miles, 30 minutes