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Sleeps - 20
Region - Angus & Fife
Activities Beach · Golf · Riding · Swimming · Tennis
Facilities Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Swimming pool · Tennis court · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Fully Catered
Set in glorious countryside right on the coast in north east Fife, Birkhill is the home of the Earl of Dundee and his family and was built in 1780. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and guests can wander through these and see a number of rare plants and trees. Birkhill is primarily a family home and offers a warm welcome to all that cross its front door.
The ancient Kingdom of Fife has always been at the heart of Scottish history and still cherishes its wealth of Castles and Palaces, Cathedrals and Gardens. A relaxing atmosphere prevails throughout Fife, from the delightful fishing villages of East Neuk to St Andrews, the golfing capital of the World, and from the rolling hills of the Howe to the historic capital of Dunfermline.
This magnificent stately mansion is set in a 2,000 acre estate on the banks of the Tay Estuary. The formal gardens, which extend to some 10 acres, include a hard tennis court and a pretty walk through the estate woodland leads to a pebble beach and grassy area used by the family for picnics and barbecues.
Birkhill is a Grade 1 listed building, being of outstanding architectural merit. The earliest part was built in 1780; the remainder by Boyce in 1860. Its presence is very stately, yet upon entering the circular outer hall you are instantly aware that this is a much loved family home. The reception rooms are elegant, stylish antiques, family heirlooms and oil paintings including full-length portraits in the library.
Should there be musicians in your party there are two grand pianos, and in the billiard room you will find an organ! Children are well catered for too, with their own sitting room/playroom with appropriately furnished bedrooms.
The Championship Golf Courses of St Andrews 20 minutes and Carnoustie 40 minutes drive. The Highlands are within easy reach with Pitlochry around 1 hour. There are four theatres in the area, those of St Andrews, Perth, Dundee and Kirkaldy and several top quality, owner recommended restaurants nearby.
On the estate there are ponies and horses, which may be available for experienced riders. There is a stocked trout loch 6 miles away. Shooting can be arranged on the estate, hunting with the Fife Foxhounds and fine roe deer stalking in Scotland can be found in the hills of Fife close by.
Birkhill is 1 hour from Scotland’s great capital Edinburgh, 20 mins from Dundee and 25 mins from Perth. Airports at Dundee and Edinburgh. Rail-way Station Cupar 7 miles.
Birkhill is available on a fully catered basis, using local and estate produce. Dogs welcome in the house although kennels are available.
Birkhill is a grand, spacious home with lots of atmosphere. It’s ideal for a large family gathering or special celebration.
I cannot thank you enough for your help and your patience regarding our Birkhill adventure. It was perfect. You could not have chosen a better estate for our group. Everyone at your firm gave us superb service and I know I had many detailed requests. I was a pleasure speaking and organizing the trip with you. Take care and have a great summer. Regards Caroline Pratte, Quebec, Canada
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Birkhill has 14 bedrooms and suites, each decorated in keeping with the comfortable granduer of the castle.
Guests are free to relax in the Castle or extensive grounds. The Main drawing room is beautifully furnished and features paintings, both period and contemporary, grand piano, open fire. Enjoy the Library with deep sofas and chairs, upright piano, and houses a superb collection of leather bound books, woodburning stove. Enjoy the Circular Hall leading to Main Hallway, decorated with Scottish flags, swords, statuary and paintings. Formal Dining Room Large Billiard Room
There is a separate Childrens’ sitting room/playroom, with an upright piano and TV.
There is a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities at Birkhill.
In the shelter of the walled garden there is a heated 40 feet swimming pool with changing rooms which is open throughout the summer months. Beside the castle are a tennis court, giant trampoline and play equipment. Birkhill has a lawn for croquet and a huge barbeque on the private beach on the banks of the Tay river.
Snooker and billiards can be enjoyed in the billiard room which also has an ever popular mini football game.
St Andrews is a 20 minute drive and Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital, can be reached in under one hour.
Golf There are over 100 golf courses within a 40 minute drive of Birkhill including the Championship Courses at St Andrews – the home of golf – and Carnoustie. The castle can arrange transport and tee times if required.
Shooting Both game (Pheasant and Roe Deer) and rough shooting can be arranged on the estate. Clay pigeon shooting can also be organized for corporate and private groups.
I cannot thank you enough for your help and your patience regarding our Birkhill adventure. It was perfect. You could not have chosen a better estate for our group. Everyone at your firm gave us superb service and I know I had many detailed requests. It was a pleasure speaking and organizing the trip with you.
Caroline Pratte, Quebec, Canada
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