“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.”
(written by Robinson Crusoe’s author Daniel Defoe in 1726)
More than a grand estate, Kinross House is a celebration of Scottish history, heritage, culture and landscape.
Steeped in history and grandeur, Kinross House and its fabulous estate setting undoubtedly provides one of Scotland’s finest destinations, a unique and regal place of unparalleled beauty. The estate comprises over 100 acres of private grounds including perfectly restored formal gardens and woodland looking out over beautiful Loch Leven.
The estate also own Loch Leven Island and the Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. A truly unique location yet only 40 minutes from both Edinburgh and St Andrews.
The house has a magnificent history, designed by Sir William Bruce and dating back to 1685. It is the first, and most important, neoclassical Palladian mansion built in Scotland, considered to be Sir William Bruce’s greatest masterpiece.
The estate now offers exclusive hire of Kinross House, or The Coach House & Spa (the converted stables courtyard), or indeed both for those wishing to hire the full estate.
Every imaginable comfort awaits in this exceptional setting. The house and gardens create a spectacular once in a lifetime backdrop for all types of special occasions.