This very large and theatrically decorated second floor suite overlooks the Royal Mile from seven windows and has views over the coast to Fife. It is reached via a winding stone turnpike stair dating from 1595.
The dramatically red bedroom has a huge Gothic bed and several seating areas and there is an adjacent sitting room with a large Empire-style day bed and a quirky collection of gothic artefacts. The bathroom, with red and gilt leather walls, a polished silver bateau bath, twin sinks and separate black marble shower room was previously James Thomson's study and is the Witchery's largest and most sumptuous bathroom.
The Old Rectory costs from £345 per night inclusive of tax, breakfast hamper for two served in your suite or a la carte served in the original Witchery dining room, newspaper, mineral water and a bottle of Champagne in your suite on arrival.