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The moment you step into Kinross House you will be struck by the deliberately designed central axis which runs from the arrival twin gate houses right along the tree-lined avenue up to the house, then through the front door, further through the Garden Room and out through the beautiful gardens and across the loch to the Keep of Lochleven Castle on Castle Island. This axis is part of one of the most famous designed landscapes in Scottish architectural history and is of international importance, being the first to be designed in such a manner in Scotland.
The house is built from stone quarried in the local Cleish Hills and was laid out as a compact tripartite square plan, very modern in design for its time. It has four storeys plus a mezzanine floor between the ground and first floors. The basement floor is built as a series of vaults and the first floor features a stunning Grand Salon, the first of its type in Scotland, based on contemporary French design of the time. The original features, columns and stone floors remain, and have been further enhanced by detailed restoration and classically designed enhancements.
The property boasts a wealth of art and antiques, much of which has been in the house for hundreds of years, creating a truly rare guest experience.
The beautiful formal reception rooms are linked to create a seamless space for lavish entertainment, from the Dining Room, through to the Garden Room, the Gentlemen’s Drawing Room and then into the Ladies' Drawing Room. All rooms boast stunning views of the beautiful gardens, Loch Leven and the hills beyond. Here you can savour the unique experience of Kinross House, the home of Sir William Bruce.
The house contains an important collection of Scottish artwork. The collection contains pictures of the owners of Kinross House through the centuries as well as other important Scottish sitters and artists. Major artists include Breughel, Geddes, Hicks, Hoppner, Kettle, Lely, Mosnier, Mytens, Pryde, Raeburn, Ramsay, Scougall, Swaine and Wissing.