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Sleeps - 48
Region - Angus & Fife
Sporting Driven Grouse · Mixed sporting · Personal ghillie · Stalking · Trout Fishing
Activities Boats · Entertainment · Golf · Mountain biking · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Golf course · Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Fully Catered
Described in Country Life magazine as “The complete expression in stone of the Renaissance in Scotland”. Kinross House was the first neoclassical Palladian mansion to be built in Scotland. Built by Sir William Bruce, Surveyor and Architect to King Charles II, it boasts the first grand designed landscape in Scotland with Loch Leven Castle at its centre, a castle steeped in history having played host to Robert the Bruce, Sir William Wallace, John Knox and where Mary Queen of Scots was both imprisoned and abdicated in favour of her son James VI.
Throughout the years much has been written about this extraordinary home. In 1726 Daniel Defoe himself felt strongly about the significance of the house and wrote, ‘At the west end of the lake, and the gardens reaching down to the very water’s edge, stands the most beautiful and regular piece of architecture, for a private gentleman’s seat, in all Scotland, perhaps in all Britain, I mean the house of Kinross’.
Kinross House has been designed to retain the ambience of a private residence – “a Gentleman’s Seat”, with special touches of Kinross and Scotland as a whole, using a palette of the varied heathers and the local landscape. Outside, the gardens have undergone a transformation, interpreting Bruce’s original layouts in a contemporary way. The wooded outer reaches of the estate play host to new walks through dramatic seasonal displays of native and exotic flora. The nine acre walled garden is reborn, a bold romantic composition of seventeenth century classical geometries overlaid with swathes of natural planting.
The house celebrates 14 feature bedrooms, spectacular reception hallway, State staircase and formal dining room which seats 32 and boasts a stunning ceiling painting. The Grand Salon, Garden Room, Gentleman’s Drawing Room, Ladies Drawing Room and Library create comfortable and individual public spaces. The grounds create a spectacular “once in a lifetime” backdrop for larger hospitality occasions.
The original features, columns and stone floors are further enhanced by a combination of the detailed restoration of the classical design with contemporary possibilities. Each room has been individually designed, inspiration being drawn from its aspect, size and historical use.
The basement offers a Whisky Library where guests can experience an array of sensational whisky and discover the aromas and flavours of the nation’s favourite drink. Another hidden gem within the basement is the Chef’s Table where our in-house chef can entertain guests with an intimate gourmet experience.
The professional kitchen can delivery up to 400 covers per sitting, for events either in the house or in the manicured 34 acres of formal walled gardens. The house has 14 en-suite bedrooms.
Kinross House has now fully renovated the beautiful Coach House which has a further 10 en-suite bedrooms. This can be rented in addition to, or separately from, Kinross House.
Kinross House is only 35 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre and 25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.
One of the finest renovations of a country house in Scotland – possibly even the UK. No expense has been spared and this is evident throughout this wonderful house.
Each room has been individually designed, inspiration being drawn from its aspect, size and historical use. The main reception areas are:
• Entrance Hall • The Grand Salon • The Garden Room • Gentlemen’s Drawing Room • Ladies’ Drawing Room • Little Sitting Room • The Library • Billiards Room
There is also a Gym available at Kinross House.
After a long day, guests can retreat to their luxurious, individually designed bedrooms to soak up the warmth, comfort and beauty that is Kinross House.
The house has 14 featured en-suite bedrooms and in total is capable of accommodating 28 people based on double occupancy. Each bedroom offers an individual view of the carefully landscaped grounds and gardens. They offer an unique insight into Sir William Bruce’s design aspirations.
The estate also offers a further 10 en-suite double bedrooms on the Coach House which has been recently converted from the original stables of the estate. The full estate can sleep up to 48 guests, plus some rooms can accommodate extra beds for children.
The State Bedrooms on the first floor adjacent to the Grand Salon are a truly exceptional experience, with most having views over the loch.
Kinross House has a beautiful Dining Room which seats up to 28, and a further two specialist dining and meeting rooms which both seat 12. The Grand Salon can also host dinners for up to 90.
The gardens can also arrange wonderful marquee parties for up to 350.
The Coach House also offers a boutique day spa.
There are plenty of activities and entertainment available at Kinross at any time of year including clay pigeon shooting, archery, segways, cycling, lovely walks around Loch Leven, and even your own Highland Games. Off road driving, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking are all available nearby.
The estate has a lovely boutique day spa on site with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, treatment rooms and nail bar – a very welcome addition to many guests staying on the estate. There is also a gym facility in the main house.
In the evening you have plenty of options, a piper, jazz band, billiards, casino evening, murder mystery night, fireworks… Whisky and chocolate tastings in the Whisky Library are also fun!
For golf enthusiasts there are two 18 hole courses surrounding the estate which play very nicely and have glorious views.
Kinross can pull together an itinerary tailor made to suit your requirements. Alternatively the famous ST Andrews and Gleneagles Golf Course are only a short drive away.
Kinross House won the UK’s country house restoration of the year award when it was restored on 2013.
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