The Old Rectory
flamboyantly gothic dramatically red

The old rectory

Rich red and flamboyantly gothic.  a huge bedroom with gothic bed and gilded pinnacles leads  FROM a sitting room with daybed and a leather-lined bathroom and its magnificent central silver bath.

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.

  • Flamboyant red and gold gothic décor
  • Gothic oak bed created from antique pulpits
  • Sitting room with large Empire day bed and media cabinet
  • Additional seating and breakfast areas
  • Seven windows overlooking the Royal Mile towards Princes Street
  • Large bathroom with central free-standing bath, twin basins and separate WC & shower
  • Second floor suite reached by stone turret stair above the restaurant

All suites are equipped with: TV, Amazon Echo systems, adjustable mood-enhancing lighting, direct-dial telephone, safe, Dyson hairdryer, GHD hair straightener, Nespresso machine & fridge.

The Old Rectory costs from £595 per night.

Rates are inclusive of breakfast hamper for two served in your suite or a range of cooked breakfasts served by candlelight in the original Witchery dining room, plus mineral water and cookies.


Book Direct and receive a complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne on arrival (offer only available to guests who book direct).

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