Kincairney House
68.39 Ha(169 Ac)
Offers over £3,000,000($3,787,161)

KincairneyDunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0RE

  • Freehold

Key features

  • 'B' listed mansion house (9 bedrooms)
  • North and South Gate Lodges (each 2 bedrooms)
  • Gardeners Cottage (2 bedrooms) and Laundry Cottage (1 bedroom)
  • Walled garden & Stable block
  • Two tennis courts
  • About 135 acres parkland
  • Private loch and folly
  • Sporting rights
  • About 169 acres in total

Unparalleled Residential Estate in Glorious Setting

About this property

  • Kincairney is a wonderful retreat from which to escape from the pressures of modern day life. Equally suited to being a family home and for hosting wonderful house parties with guests able to enjoy the spectacular setting from the tennis courts on a glorious summer day. The house is an equally inviting retreat on autumnal and winter days after a day's rough shooting or exhilarating outdoor pursuits.

    The estate of Kincairney extends to 169 acres (68 ha) and comprises the mansion house situated in a raised position to the north west of the property overlooking its rolling parkland to Kincairney Loch below, two gate lodges at either end of the
    private drive, two further cottages suitable for staff accommodation or to let, and associated outbuildings including a new American Barn to the rear of the main house all contained within a ring fence.

    Potential exists to generate income from residential lets or to create a self-sufficient holiday letting business utilising produce from the walled garden in this popular tourist area of Scotland.

    Kincairney House
    Kincairney House is of stone construction under a pitched slate roof, harled to the rear and of a rubble finish to the front defining the 1835 Georgian façade which replaced part of the much older ‘Lairds' house. Listed category B the accommodation is laid out as shown on the accompanying floor plans. The interior is a blank canvas ready for the new owner to make their mark.

    Plans have been approved for the addition of a south facing conservatory which would enhance the living space on the ground floor and take advantage of most pleasant view across the parkland in front of the house and beyond which can also be enjoyed from the drawing room, morning room and principal bedrooms. plans have also been approved for an east wing which will encompass a music room on the ground floor with a dressing room and bathroom above.

    The house is approached off the minor public road through a stone pillared gateway adjacent to the South Lodge via a tarred lime tree lined drive which terminates in a gravel sweep.

    On the ground floor the tiled vestibule leads into a spacious flag stoned entrance hallway with an attractive staircase lit by a large west facing window leading to the half and first floor landings. Doors lead off to the drawing room and morning room and to an inner hall which runs parallel. the drawing room enjoys both morning and afternoon light and has a large open fire and leads directly into the dining room which is ideally proportioned for entertaining large house parties. An inner hallway leads to a family room/playroom with the kitchen/breakfast room to the west of the house. There are some fitted wall and floor units and a four oven AGA. A garden room and porch “catch” the late afternoon sunshine which is served by an additional kitchen area. Other rooms on the ground floor include utility room, cloakroom/W.C and store room and a gun room and store off the dining room.

    Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor which contains the main cellar, boiler and tank rooms in addition to a binned wine cellar. Externally there are a number of store rooms including a separate W.C.

    At the top of the first flight of stairs there are a suite of rooms which include a double bedroom with an adjoining single bedroom/ dressing room, two bathrooms, linen cupboard and laundry/utility room which could provide ideal guest accommodation. The principal bedroom suite is situated off the first floor landing and comprises master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, en suite bathroom and dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms both looking south with an interconnecting door. In the original part of the house which is also accessed from the ground floor via a rear staircase there are two double bedrooms (one of which links through to the guest wind described above) and a bathroom. Stairs continue up to the second floor on which there are three further bedrooms and a storage room. A short flight of stairs lead to the attic.

    Gardens & Grounds
    The front of the house has lawns beyond the gravel parking area. To the rear there is a south facing, partially walled garden which has in the past provided flowers and soft fruit. Surrounding the lawns are herbaceous borders with azaleas, rhododendrons and mature trees. There two recently resurfaced all weather tennis courts situated in the south west of the garden and a small pavilion.

    Parkland & Policies
    Kincairney is surrounded by about 135 acres of parkland which includes mature hardwood and softwood trees. Species include oak, beech and ash trees, as well as the lime tree avenue lining the front drive. The parkland comprises permanent pasture and is fenced for livestock, with field troughs or natural water supplies.

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Local information

  • Kincairney Estate lies 4 miles north of Caputh and 6 miles east of Dunkeld in an exceptionally private position overlooking the beautiful and enchanting Perthshire countryside with the Grampian Mountains to the north providing a dramatic backdrop. The estate enjoys easy access south to Perth and Edinburgh via the A9 and M90 motorway from Dunkeld bringing Edinburgh Airport (58 miles) just over one hour's drive away. A sleeper service runs from Dunkeld rail station directly to London.
  • Dunkeld, traditionally seen as gateway to the Scottish Highlands with its historical catherdral dating from the 12th century, is a charming small town sitting on the banks of the River Tay and boasts an array of small quality independent shops and galleries.
  • Perth lies 16 miles to the south and provides a greater selection of shops, cultural and leisure facilities including professional services and private preparatory schooling. Within easy driving distance are a number of private schools including Glenalmond and Strathallan (both co-educational) and Kilgraston (girls only).
  • The estate is ideally positioned to take advantage of all Perthshire has to offer. For the traditional country sportsman, the season begins with salmon fishing on Scotland's longest river, the Tay, on 15th January and runs to 15th October each year. Stalking and grouse shooting may be taken on one of the many Highland estates a short drive away to the north in addition to pheasant and partridge shooting which can be enjoyed over the estate itself and locally.
  • The winter sports enthusiast is ideally placed for the ski slopes of both Aviemore and Glenshee. There are challenging cycling routes and wonderful woodland walks for those not wishing to tackle some of Scotland's notable munros to the north. The immediate area abounds with wildlife. The Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve at Loch of the Lowes to the west of Kincairney is famous for its ospreys and together with Loch of Clunie to the east attracts many migratory birds.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Edinburgh follow the A90/M90 north, crossing the Forth Road Bridge bearing left at junction 10 following signs to A9/Stirling/ Crianlarich/Inverness. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A9. After 4 miles take the B8063/B9099 exit toward Battleby/ Logiealmond/Stanley/Luncarty and follow B9099 for a further 8 miles. Turn right in Caputh onto the A984 and then first left signposted to Clunie bearing right after 1.5 miles and follow the road for a further half mile. The entrance gate to Kincairney lies on the left 100 metres after the minor crossroads. The postcode for the property is PH8 0RE.
  • EPC Rating = F