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Scottish baronial mansion in the Highlands

This substantial Scottish country property was built at the end of the 19th century as a summer residence and subsequently became a shooting lodge and then a base for Gordonstoun. Now Rothes Glen House has become an exceptional private residence.

The house is characterised by its square central tower, four stories high, on the eastern side and the corbelled and crowstepped gables. The main entrance is a Neo-Jacobean door piece and the vestibule opens into a stunning reception hall with a fine stone staircase, and the reception rooms retain original features including panelled ceilings and marble fireplaces. The family room, informal dining room and the library enjoy open fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.

In addition, there are sitting rooms on the first and second floors and the tower room has panoramic views of the lochan, trout farm and the hills beyond.

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The first floor has a boudoir, two bedroom suites and five further bedrooms, all en-suite, while the second floor has one bedroom suite and three further en-suite bedrooms. A turnpike stair leads to the tower room.

Immediately surrounding the property are areas of formal lawns, a newly established rose garden and a row of flowering cherry trees. There are a further six acres of parkland and policy woodland. To the south east is the lochan with an island which is a haven for wildlife, and is accessed by a wooden bridge.

Rothen Glen House is around three miles from the Highland village of Rothes which has a few small shops, while Aberlour (seven miles) has more amenities including a primary school.  

The guide price is £1.45m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit

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