This Scottish palladian mansion, Kinross House, is described as Scotland’s ‘noblest classical country house’. It is also a Grade A listed mansion and a stunning home. The house has been sensitively refurbished to its original glory; no expense has been spared ensuring the original vision for opulent and lavish entertaining has been perfectly restored. Kinross House was the winner of the Historic Houses Association and Sotheby’s UK Restoration Award 2013.
Sir William Bruce designed Kinross House having created and designed the landscape and formal gardens 10 years before construction started on the house in 1685. Sir William Bruce is regarded as the founder of classical architecture in Scotland and Kinross House is the first, and most important, neoclassical Palladian mansion built in Scotland. Kinross House is one of the grandest Scottish country house rentals available.
Within an hour of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, this is the perfect setting for entertaining on a very grand scale.
Kinross House sleeps 28 in 14 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms. Further accommodation is available in the coach house for 22 in 11 en-suite bedrooms.
The beautiful formal reception rooms are linked to create a seamless space for entertainment, from The Grand Salon, based on contemporary French design of the time (the first of its type in Scotland) through to the Dining Room, the Garden Room, the Gentlemen’s Drawing Room and then into the Ladies’ Drawing Room. All boast stunning views of the beautiful gardens, Loch Leven and the hills beyond. The luxurious, individually designed bedrooms all have views of the carefully landscaped gardens and grounds.
This palladian mansion contains an important collection of Scottish portraiture. The collection contains pictures of the owners of the house through the centuries as well as other important Scottish sitters and artists, including Raeburn and Ramsay. The original features, columns and stone floors remain, and have been further enhanced by detailed restoration and classically designed enhancements. The house offers an extensive Whisky Library where guests can experience an array of sensational whiskies and discover the aromas and flavors of one of Scotland’s most well known assets.
The grounds create a spectacular “once in a lifetime” backdrop with amazing views of the loch and castle, for larger hospitality occasions. You can read about one party of 27 Americans having a fabulous vacation in Scotland staying at Kinross House.