Lennoxlove House, one of Scotland’s premier historic houses, is in the final
phases of an extensive restoration to transform the 700 year old home into
an exclusive place to stay.In July, Lennoxlove House will re-open its doors to visitors who, for the
first time, will be able to sleep in the house in one of the 11 newly
created luxury suites whilst experiencing magnificent reception rooms that
house some of Scotland’s finest art held in a private collection.
The house which dates back to the 1300’s, reflects the myriad of family,
political and social trends that have shaped Scottish history. It is also
home to the prestigious Hamilton Collection. Renovation became necessary as
the years took their toll on the building’s ornate stonework. And whilst
some of the walls are over 11 feet deep, the architectural features, which
mark out the centuries in some style, needed care and greater protection to
ensure they lasted another few hundred years.
Work now taking place inside the house will bring back to life the
magnificent design detail introduced by one of Scotland’s most famous
architects Robert Lorimer as well as the elegance of one of the UK’s most
comprehensive John Fowler schemes (of Colefax and Fowler) designed for the
state rooms of the House.
Adding to the sense of luxury, the new interiors at Lennoxlove House include
vast bathrooms, opulent fabrics and furnishings, wall papers from France and
embroidered silks from China. Guests will be able to gaze at stunning views
over the Lammermuir Hills and they will have access to a butler service.
There will also be a range of traditional outdoor activities from clay
pigeon shooting, archery and falconry, through to 4x4 off-road driving
available on the 450 acre estate. Golfers can enjoy special access to a
number of East Lothian courses, including the prestigious Archerfield Links,
ranked one of the top 100 gold courses in the world.
When complete, Lennoxlove House, which is set within East Lothian woodlands
a mile south of Haddington and just 20 miles from Edinburgh, will become the
destination unrivalled for this style and service.
Susanne Martin, general manager at Lennoxlove House, said:
“We plan to transform Lennoxlove House into a magnificent destination for
local and overseas visitors, families, corporate guests and couples getting
married. Lennoxlove House has a unique character and heritage and when
complete, we believe it will be unmatched for its style, interiors and range
of outdoor activities anywhere else in Scotland.
“We have high aspirations of making Lennoxlove House a vibrant part of the
East Lothian landscape as well as a destination of choice for those who wish
to visit Scotland in style. But, first and foremost, it will always be a
home and that’s what sets Lennoxlove House apart along with its distinct