Peffermill House Edinburgh, fortified Scottish towerhouse

Peffermill House, Scottish towerhouse, 17th Century East Lothian building, History, Date

Peffermill House Edinburgh : Fortified Tower-house

Historic Building in Edinburgh, Lothian, east Scotland, UK

post updated 6 Mar 2021

This stone-built fortified tower-house from 1636 stands in three to four acres of gardens at the end of a private drive.

This historic property is an A-listed building, renovated a number of years ago and can be rented out. The building sleeps 5-7 people.

Peffermill House Edinburgh Fortified Tower-house
photo : Peffermill House from the garden by kim traynor, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Peffermill House Edinburgh

The owners occupy the main part of Peffermill House. The garden apartment is available for rent, and has views of the gardens from every window.

Tenants have immediate access to, and use of, the Peffermill House gardens and grounds and plenty of parking space.

This altered 17th-century tower house contained three storeys and a garret, with a semi-circular stair-tower, crowned by a conical roof, in the re-entrant angle. The walls are harled, the roof is steeply pitched, and the building has corbiestepped gables.

The property has dormer windows with carved triangular pediments, and sundials on the walls. The entrance is at the foot of the stair-tower, and leads to the wide turnpike stair and the partly vaulted basement.

The basement contains a kitchen with a large arched fireplace. The hall, on the first floor, has been subdivided, but has a large fireplace. This historic house has sadly been much altered inside, although it does retain beamed ceilings.

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