Ten best houses in Scotland
An outstanding all round Perthshire Estate - Findynate - with a magnificent house in the Highland tradition. Perth 28 miles, Edinburgh 66 miles.
Within the mansion house are four reception rooms. kitchen and domestic offices, ten bedrooms, four bathrooms, a traditional coach house, walled garden and arboretum.
In about 1,365 acres there is entertaining stalking with 5 stags and 5 hinds annually, grouse shooting potential and roe stalking, Exciting established pheasant shoot, salmon and trout fishing on the River Tay with 7 names pools, 3 hill lochs offering fishing and duck flighting. It also has nine estate houses, a livestock farm with productive grassland, and significant development opportunities.
For further information, contact Ckd Galbraith in Perth, telephone: 01738 451 111 or log onto www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.
St Mary's Manse, Edinburgh
St Mary's Manse
St Mary's Manse is an exceptional Georgian, Scottish manse with a large, secluded, walled garden in Haddington, East Lothian.
The house itself is in a quiet location with its own private drive with a walled garden of over a quarter of an acre which backs onto a park. The property has six bedrooms, three reception rooms and five loos/bathrooms. It also has a former stables currently used as community facility which would make an excellent office, playroom or small cottage.
It?s a great family house, which does need a small amount of modernisation. Edinburgh is just half an hour by car, and the famous beaches of East Lothian are also nearby, as well as many golf courses the area is also known for, including Gullane, Muirfield, North Berwick, and Craigielaw.
For more information, log onto or contact Chalmers & Co. Edinburgh, Telephone: + 44 (0)1620 824986, Web: www.chalmers-surveyors.com.
Dalnamein Lodge Pitlochry, Perthshire
Dalnamein Lodge is an elegant Victorian shooting lodge, which dates from the late 19th century. The property is built of harled stone under a series of overhanging pitched tiled roofs and offers spacious accommodation and flexibility for a variety of different uses. The lodge has a generous south front, which maximises the views from the principal reception rooms and bedrooms.
An impressive former shooting lodge and separate cottage, set in 17.5 acres of ground and surrounded by outstanding Highland scenery with four reception rooms, family kitchen, 11 bedrooms, three bathrooms, shower room and an integral two bedroom flat. There is also a detached cottage, courtyard outbuilding, stables, paddock and mature woodland in about eighteen acres.
Dalnamein Lodge lies in Highland Perthshire and was formerly part of Atholl Estates. The property has an impressive outlook to the south, looking out over Glen Garry to rugged Highland scenery, which includes the mountain Meall a Chathaidh, which rises to 510m, to the south west.
For further information, please contact Savills in Perth, 55 York Place, Perth, Scotland, PH2 8EH. Telephone: +44 (0)8451 293615, Fax: 01738 445599 , Web: www.savills.co.uk.
Teviotdale Lodge Teviothead, Roxburghshire
A magnificent country house in charming Border countryside with six reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, butler's pantry, cellar, master bedroom suite, 9 further bedrooms (4 en suite), 2 bathrooms, 2 WC's, outbuildings, garden, woodland in nearly six acres of land.
Teviotdale is situated deep in beautiful Roxburghshire countryside, adjacent to the River Teviot, about 6 miles to the south west of Hawick. The is an area noted for its natural beauty with rolling hills, mixed farmland, mature woodlands and far reaching views. Hawick, infamous for its textile production, has an excellent range of facilities and professional services, including supermarkets and a secondary school.
While the area is truly rural, accessibility is good. Edinburgh is some 60 miles to the north, while the M6 provides fast access into the north of England and the motorway network.
Quality of life here is high, and with all services available in Hawick, and access to excellent sporting opportunities throughout the area, including fishing on the Tweed and very good golf, this house would suit a family who appreciate the bounty the Borders has to offer.
For further information, please contact Savills Edinburgh, Wemyss House, 8 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 6LQ Telephone: 08451 293591, Fax: 0131 225 6824 , Web: http://www.savills.co.uk/
Sited on a gentle slope close to the Lonach Hills, Skellater House dominates its long front garden overlooking the River Don. It is an outstanding example of an early Skellater House is a Laird's house, the exterior of which has survived remarkably intact despite being used as a hay store during the 1900's.
It was built by Lachlan Forbes in 1727, Skellater is now a beautifully presented and laid out family house with the fine detail and history of the 18th century combined with 21st century living. The approach to Skellater is imposing with a straight drive rising gently to a circular sweep at the front.
The house is in fantastic condition, and would suit a family which requires plenty of living space in a beautiful rural location.
For further information, log onto or contact Knight Frank Edinburgh, 1 Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QG. Telephone: +44 (0)8451 293510, Fax: 0131 222 9639, Web: www.knightfrank.co.uk.
Woodlands House, Selkirkshire
Woodlands house is a magnificent neo-Elizabethan Italianate manor house set in mature, private garden just on the outskirts of the border town of Galashiels. It has a reception hall, four reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, billiards room, computer games room, and a home cinema. There are six principal bedroom suites and also a three-bedroom staff flat. Outside is a mature garden which has views out to the Eildon Hills.
The property would suit a family which requires easy access to Edinburgh on a daily basis, with a commute of roughly an hour, or access to London from Edinburgh airport.
For further information click contact Savills Edinburgh, Wemyss House, 8 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 6LQ Telephone: +44 (0)8451 293591, Fax: 0131 225 6824 , Web: http://www.savills.co.uk/
An exceptional Grade A Listed , Neo-Palladian mansion house in a beautiful country setting with an original forecourt garden, walled garden, and extensive lawns including a cricket pitch and enchanting tree house. With 11 main bedrooms, a staff flat, two self-contained wings and charmingly converted Pavilion the accommodation is entirely flexible. Commercial kitchens in the basement allow for outside catering. The adjacent courtyard stables and coach houses were converted sometime ago to provide classrooms with a central stage and games hall but these are now in the process of being upgraded to provide a cinema, gymnasium, showers and treatment rooms. The cricket lawn and tennis court are being upgraded and the most wonderful treehouse has been built to keep lookout over the front drive.
The house has an countryside setting in north east Fife. It is surrounded by farmland and woodlands with a back drop of rising hills behind. North Fife is a popular and attractive area south of the Tay Estuary famed for its beautiful countryside. There is both national hunt racing and polo just beyond Perth at Scone which also hosts the Scottish Game Fair. Perth is the gateway to the highlands and there is hill walking, skiing and water sports within easy reach.
For further information, contact Knight Frank Edinburgh, Edinburgh Sales, 1 Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QG Telephone: 08451 293510, Fax: 0131 222 9639 , Web: www.knightfrank.co.uk
A magnificent Georgian country mansion house in private mature grounds of some 14 acres and most convenient to Glasgow. Reception hall, four reception rooms, billiard room, five bedrooms (master with en suite bathroom and dressing room), home cinema/ bedroom 6, breakfasting kitchen. Guest Flat: Two bedrooms, and a sitting room.
Keppoch House is positioned between the conservation villages of Cardross and Helensburgh, which is one of western Scotland's most desirable towns. Set amidst approximately 14 acres, Keppoch House enjoys a private location, surrounded by woodland policies and mature grounds which include a formal walled garden.
Keppoch House enjoys excellent access to Glasgow, with the A814, A82 and the M8 allowing a daily commute by car in less than an hour under normal driving conditions. Helensburgh Station provides a regular rail service to the City with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes. Glasgow Airport is within 17 miles. To the north, the A811 leads to Stirling to join M9 south to Edinburgh and the A9 north to Perth.
For further information, click here, or contact Savills Glasgow, 17a Blytheswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4AD. Telephone: 08451 293 596, Web: http://www.savills.co.uk/
Ardoch Lodge, Perthshire
Ardoch Lodge is a former Victorian shooting lodge, which was extended in Edwardian times; it has an attractive traditional frontage with front facing dormers with outstanding views in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Lodge sits in its own grounds above the River Balvaig within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and the property enjoys wonderful views over wooded hills.
This area suits people who work in the central belt cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, as it combines accessibility to Edinburgh or Glasgow with the advantages of living in beautiful surroundings.
Nearby Lochearnhead and Strathyre provide village shops and primary schools. Callander, 9 miles to the south, is a larger community with a good range of shops, a bank and other local services.
Trout fishing, deer stalking and water sports are all available nearby, and this property would suit a family with an active outdoor lifestyle and an appreciation of the wide open spaces of the west of Scotland.
For further information contact Savills Edinburgh, Wemyss House, 8 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 6LQ. Telephone: +44 (0)8451 293591, Fax: 0131 225 6824, Web: http://www.savills.co.uk/.
Fordell Castle Dunfermline, Fife
A beautifully restored 16th century castle with a great hall, dining room, kitchen, Laird's study, two en suite bedrooms, four further bedrooms, bathroom, and St Theriot's Chapel with vaulted Crypt. There is also a garden cottagein all about 210 acres.
Fordell Castle occupies a private - almost secret - setting in the midst of mature woodland in the Fife countryside. It is set on the end of a promontory with steep banks dropping to the Fordell Burn on three sides, with a high stone wall and an impressive gateway guarding the entrance.The Castle is only four miles from the Forth Road Bridge, is very well placed for Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport and the motorway network of central Scotland. There is a commuter rail station at Inverkeithinig (3 miles) and a new ferry service is about to be launched from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh Leith.
There are many activities within a short distance including sailing, golf and National Hunt racing at Perth. Stalking, shooting and fishing are available on many estates in Fife and Perthshire.
Fordell is a magnificent castle originally dating from 1210 and listed for its historic importance.
For further information, contact
Savills Edinburgh, Wemyss House, 8 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 6LQ, Telephone: 08451 293591, Fax: 0131 225 6824 www.savills.co.uk
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