Luxury Scotland welcomes Kinross House

We extend a warm welcome to  Kinross House, the latest member of Luxury Scotland.

An impressive and prestigious Scottish Palladian mansion house, Kinross House is available to hire for exclusive use. The House boasts a wealth of fine art, paintings, antiques and Scottish artifacts, many of which has been in the house for hundreds of years. Together with the sumptuous interiors and stunning location this makes for a truly rare guest experience.

Kinross House was built in 1685 and is the first neoclassical Palladian mansion ever built in Scotland. Described in Country Life Magazine as ‘the complete expression in stone of the Renaissance in Scotland’, the property was Sir William Bruce’s greatest masterpiece.

The House is located on the banks of Loch Leven and possesses one of the most historic views in Scotland with vistas directly across to Loch Leven Castle Island where, in 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and forced to abdicate. Scottish history has been made on this Castle Island with key people setting foot there including Robert the Bruce, Sir William Wallace, John Knox and King Robert II.

Mr Donald Fothergill’s purchase of Kinross House in 2011 heralded the beginning of a total renovation project of a magnitude that can only be described as a labour of love. The restoration work was completed in 2013 and the property was winner of the prestigious Historic Houses Association and Sotheby’s UK Restoration Award of the year. No expense has been spared to make this breathtaking property reflect Sir William Bruce’s vision for opulent entertaining which will only be seen and experienced by the few. It truly is a unique and regal place of unparalleled beauty, fit for a King!

Kinross House Montage

The estate now comprises over 100 acres of formal gardens, woodland, Loch Leven Castle Island and Loch Leven (the largest loch in the Scottish lowlands). The area is of outstanding beauty and it was declared a National Nature Reserve (NNR) in 1964.

Ideally suited to host the ultimate exclusive use gathering, whether it be for a special family occasion or corporate event, Kinross House offers 14 bedrooms and The Coach House (an exquisitely converted stable block) provides a further 10 bedrooms. The Coach House also includes a very charming boutique Day Spa and picturesque courtyard garden complete with doocot and a walled kitchen garden.

Visitors from across the globe now have the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience. The experienced onsite team at Kinross House can assist with arranging a whole range of different activities to suit guests, from golf outings, whisky tastings or outdoor pursuits, to fishing and boating on Loch Leven and helicopter rides!

Further details can be found at http://kinrosshouse.com/

The Kinross House team can be contacted on +44 (0) 1577 865 626 /  info@firstsightestates.com

Hotel Amenities at Luxury Scotland Hotels

What differentiates any luxury hotel from a special luxury hotel? The difference is in the attention to detail. From bedrooms, bathrooms and public rooms to the service – every little detail adds to the guest experience and makes a simple overnight stay into a truly memorable Luxury Break.

At Luxury Scotland our hotels go the extra mile to make sure their in-room amenities and toiletries reflect their concept of luxury. Many of the hotels showcase Scottish luxury products developed locally that are either quintessentially Scottish or represent the bests in Scottish produce and innovation.

From toiletries to the type of towel, robes and slippers. All the items you see in the bedrooms and toilets is there for a reason,  chosen so you can enjoy your stay as much as possible. If you are unable to find specific items you might like to have, all it takes is one call to reception or the concierge and they will do their best to source them.

Since you are not able to see these lovely items until you actually visit the Luxury Scotland hotels, we have picked a few samples to show you, to tempt you to visit the hotels and use them yourself!

The Torridon Hotel, Wester Ross

Attention to detail at The Torridon Hotel is paramount. In the rooms, the hotel has Temple Spa products which smell sublime and are completely focused on the guest’s wellbeing. The Temple Spa company aims to  improve people’s self esteem and well being by helping them feel balanced through the use of aromatherapy and essential oils. The result is a personal spa experience in little bottles that can be taken anywhere. The products feel wonderfully luxurious on the skin.

Cromlix, Perthshire

In partnership with Arran Arromatics, a wonderfully successful family company based in Scotland with an international reputation for quality and innovative products, Cromlix has developed their own blend which is also available to be purchased at the hotel or online. The amenities at Cromlix are exceptionally luxurious. They are all branded and have the most gorgeous perfume. Arran Aromatics was founded by Janet Russell and her husband Iain in the kitchen of their cottage on the beautiful Isle of Arran. Today they are one of Scotland’s best-loved brands.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Highlands

Inverlochy Castle is an elegant dame, a lover of the finer things in life. A traditional Scottish Castle offering all the modern amenities one would expect from one of the best luxury hotels in the world. Also a member of Relais & Chateaux, Inverlochy Castle has also chosen the lovely Arran Arromatics for their amenities. The bottles aren’t small either, they are big and generous! The hotel used to have Penhaligon’s products available but recently have adopted Arran Arromatics to keep consistent with other ICMI Hotels.

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Gleneagles has chosen the exceptional quality of Asprey for their bathroom amenities. Founded in 1781 the Asprey company is one of the finest examples of British luxury. Asprey has a long and established relationship with British royalty dating back to the 1800s when Queen Victoria awarded the company it’s first Royal Warrant. Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state. Asprey products are simply gorgeous, stylish and epitomise real luxury.

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel, Portpatrick

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel has chosen Purdie’s of Argyll for their bathroom amenities. The Purdie’s products are organic, fresh with extracts of local wild plants and made in the West Coast of Scotland. The Purdie company is a wonderful  example of a luxury Scottish brand and a family business that has achieved great success while focusing on their local community. Wonderful products and a beautiful concept to showcase and enjoy at Knockinaam Lodge.

The Old Course Hotel Golf & Spa, St Andrews

The Old Course Hotel has chosen to work with Noble Isle. The company was created in 2011 with an ambition to create a quintessentially British brand. During the creation of Noble Isle, the four founders travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles to source authentic ingredients that celebrate the natural riches of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. All Noble Isle body products contain moisture-shielding shea butter, British-sourced natural extracts and exquisite blends of fine fragrance.

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