atmospheric hide-aways Public Rooms

Public Rooms

Prestonfield's historic public rooms are great places to enjoy a drink, take afternoon tea or to hide away and just enjoy the surroundings. Hidden in the most historic parts of the building, they include a tiny dining salon just for two, the ravishing Tapestry drawing room and a very well-stocked Whisky bar. 

Each is uniquely furnished in Prestonfield's trademark style;  with ravishing art, antiques and lashings of charm.  Comfort, roaring log fires, and cosseting service come as standard!

Tapestry Room

The grandest of Prestonfield's public rooms, the baroque Tapestry Room was created by craftsmen working on the Palace of Holyrood House in 1687. Built to awe and impress, Scotland's most theatrical drawing room is still fit for Royalty.

Among the ancient Mortlake tapestries, gilded antiques and ancestral portraits you'll find comfortable sofas, board games, piles of books and a roaring log fire.  By day the perfect spot for afternoon tea, at night, with fire and candlelight, a magical room to linger long with drinks after dinner.

Leather Room

Maybe not quite as racy as it might sound?! Prestonfield's Leather room is now a very intimate sitting room, lavishly panelled with gilded 17th-century leather from Cordoba, installed here in 1687 and recently restored.

Originally the state bedchamber, a huge plaster cherub guides you here from the Tapestry Room next door. The romance remains; install yourself by the log fire of this charming hideaway with a book, drink (or both) and you may be here for some time too. It is also perfect for small drinks receptions before dining in one of Prestonfield's private dining rooms.

Yellow Room

Elegant and glamorous, this salon packs a visual punch with its tactile golden velvet walls, roaring log fire and historic black lacquer furniture.

An ideal meeting place for drinks, you'll probably find a glass of Champagne, or a very dry martini, irresistible as you perch on the racy black crocodile sofas. Commandeer your sofa, order a drink or enjoy afternoon tea and spend some time at the very heart of the Prestonfield experience. That Chinese cabinet has been here since 1687....so why rush?

Whisky Room

Quirky antler furniture, deep sofas and even deeper glasses of Malt whisky are the order of the day in this clubbable retreat with its roaring log stove. Hung with a rare collection of antique equestrian portraits, our even rarer collection of Malt whiskies could keep you occupied for some time too.

The Whisky is a great after dinner escape and perfect for cocktails before private dining next door in the Italian Room.

Reception

An reception room ensures a luxurious and hassle-free environment to check in at the start of your Prestonfield experience. Take a seat as porters whisk your bags away!

Here you'll find our concierge team eager to meet the most seemingly- impossible guest requests as well as laptops and libraries for guests' use.