Birkhill CastleCupar, Fife
Sleeps - 20
Region - Angus & Fife
Beach · Golf · Riding · Swimming · Tennis
Golf course · Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Swimming Pool · Tennis Court · Wifi
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Fully Catered · Self-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 can be rented on a self-catered, part-catered, or fully catered basis. However, we do recommend that guests engage the services of a cook or chef so that they can fully enjoy their stay.
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.
The property was outstanding! We, and our guests, all agree it was the best wedding we have experienced, not the least of which was because we felt equally at home and blown away by Birkhill House and grounds.
The common areas were beautifully preserved and true to authenticity, the rooms were fresh, comfortable and of the highest standard, and the staff were a delight to deal with. For a moment, we could have felt it was our own home, and treated it as such with the highest respect.
Thank you so much for facilitating our stay. We are infinitely grateful.
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