The Upper Room Library

The Upper Room Library is accessed by the sixteenth-century stone staircase up 40 steep stone steps. It is the finest room in the tower with three corbelled turrets, domed ceiling and magnificent fireplace with wood-burning stove (logs supplied).

The library consists of books collected by the present owner on the history of the Church of England, spirituality and prayer, (including works by Evelyn Underhill, Donald Allchin, Esther de Waal).

There is a specialist collection of works on Russian icons, collected by Sir Steven Runciman, and works in English and Russian on Russian Church history and Orthodoxy.

It also houses a small collection of works on Scottish history collected by Lord Runciman, Sir Steven’s father.

The Upper Room is a pleasant venue for counselling sessions, one to one meetings, etc. Coffee facilities are available and the toilet is on the ground floor.