Coastal Villa, North Berwick, Scotland

"Our Castrads experience was amazing. We nailed it all in one consultation. It was seamless."

A Scottish bolthole with Georgian features and the cosy, ambient heat of Castrads cast iron radiators.

The Town

Just outside of Edinburgh, North Berwick is a seaside town with a rich history. Robert Louis Stevenson is thought to have based Treasure Island on Yellowcraig beach, to the west of the town.

Scotland’s most extensive and gory witch trials centred around North Berwick. Accused of meeting with the devil at St Andrew’s Auld Kirk, at least 70 men and women were tortured and put to death in the 1590s. One victim inspired the character of Geillis Duncan in the hit series, Outlander.

Hike to the top of North Berwick Law, a mound of lava left by an ancient volcano, and you can gaze at the ocean through the enormous jawbone of a whale – an emblem that has marked the summit since the 1700s.

Today North Berwick hosts its own Highland Games and throws a homecoming party, ‘Puffin Fest’, for its migratory seabirds!

cast iron radiators in Georgian villa, North Berwick Scotland
Dark and stormy: A Grace 4 Column 760mm in Anthracite
keeps the snug cosy when it’s blowing a gale.

The House

This characterful Georgian home on the North Berwick coast looks out to sea across an established treeline. Three reception rooms run along the back of the house each with large bay windows for drinking in the coastal views.

During renovation works on the house, the owner paid a visit to our Manchester HQ, saying, “When I spoke to the team, the service was fantastic. We nailed it all in one consultation. It was all seamless.”

We strongly recommend meeting with a member of our team before ordering bespoke radiators from us. Our consultants will support you with measuring up, sizing and heat loss calculations and guide you through our radiator range and choice of finishes.

We also have showrooms in London and Manhattan. If it’s easier, we offer virtual consultations worldwide or, if you’re in the UK, our Radmobile can bring the showroom to you!

The Interiors

Having a background in interior design, the owners have deftly paired modern furnishings and contemporary art with the property’s period features. They have created a strong sense of continuity throughout, using the same herringbone flooring and choosing all their radiators from our Grace range.

They said, “Our Castrads experience was amazing, as we wanted the old style with modern features and functions.”

Grace derives from a traditional radiator design by Crane, originally produced in Detroit in the early 20th century. All of our cast iron collections have been selected to provide maximum versatility within each design family. A comprehensive range of heights and depths, along with custom sizing makes it easy to use the same model throughout your property.

cast iron radiators in Georgian villa, North Berwick Scotland
A long Grace 6 Column 485mm fits perfectly below the window.

“Our Castrads experience was amazing.”

In classic Georgian style, the rooms share the same symmetry and many similar features. The owners have cleverly used colour to introduce contrasts and give each room a distinct mood. They used Farrow & Ball paints for a traditional palette that flows from the bright airy sitting room through to the inky, deep blue snug – perfect for hunkering down when the Scottish weather gets wild.

Colour Samples Box - Bare Metal Neutrals
Colour Samples Box – Bare Metal Neutrals

Here, Anthracite from our Signature Collection on each radiator maintains uniformity across the three rooms and combines effortlessly with each distinct colour scheme. To help you choose the perfect finish for your radiators, you can order real cast iron colour samples from our Signature and Bare Metal Collections to peruse at home.

We are also able to finish any of our cast iron radiators in your choice of Farrow & Ball, Little Greene or Benjamin Moore paints.

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