Price: Euro 1.45 million (USD $2.32 million)
Square Footage: 5,543
Grounds: 38 acres
The nucleus of Tyninghame House dates back to a 7th-century village that was sacked by Aulaf, the Danish King of Northumbria, in 941.
The Tyninghame estate, originally around 28,000 acres, was acquired in 1628 by Thomas, 1st Earl of Haddington, trusty servant of James VI of Scotland and I of England. The old house was enlarged by him and subsequent earls.
The present building was remodelled in 1829, the last year of the reign of King George IV, by the prolific and distinguished Scottish architect, William Burn (1789-1870). Tyninghame is nowadays celebrated as a key work in the development of the Scottish baronial style.
The house was sold in 1987 to be divided up by Kit Martin, using the Edinburgh architects, Simpson and Brown. The division was scrupulously carried out to create individual dwellings which were divided vertically rather than horizontally to retain as many rooms in their original format as possible.
The substantial four story West Wing contains the Haddingtons' magnificent drawing room. This room is unique in Scotland, retaining its original Cowtan wallpaper from around 1830; the carpet, probably supplied by Whytock's of Edinburgh; and a pair of neo-classical marble chimney pieces by the Florentine, Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850). Colin McWilliam, in The Buildings of Scotland: Lothian (1987), wrote: "The main rooms, eclectic but perfectly assured, are the most beautiful of their time in Scotland."