For hundreds of years this beautiful Scottish mansion, Carphin House in Fife has been renowned for its hospitality and now it has opened its doors to visitors who can stay there on an exclusive-use basis.
The nine-bedroom house is beautifully decorated in light airy colours that naturally complement the original antiques, open fires and cosy atmosphere. The public rooms make the house ideal for house parties and boutique weddings with the option of in-house event planners to create the perfect event. Guests can even rent a hot tub for the duration of their stay.
Owner, Ruth Macallan, said:
“The Scottish mansion has long been known for its hospitality and we want to extend a warm welcome to our guests and share this beautiful place with them. This is a stunning house in a beautiful and secluded area and I know everyone of all ages will enjoy using it as a home from home, whether it’s a holiday for the extended family, a party to mark a special occasion, a corporate away day or simply a place to get away from it all.”
Carphin House is also able to set up gourmet getaways for its guests with private chefs on hand for those wishing to sample Fife’s renowned food and drink. Caterers include Patrick Gilmour, East Neuk Cooks, St Andrews Events Catering, Heritage Portfolio and Derek Noonan. With distilleries like Lindores Abbey and breweries including Eden Mill close by, there will plenty of opportunities to taste the region’s tipples too.
Amateur sleuths may also enjoy hosting their own Murder Mystery Weekend with experts, Blue Murder events on hand at the house to arrange everything for guests.
Set in parkland under the famous beauty spot of Norman’s Law, visitors will enjoy the mature woodland, gardens and views down the glen towards the picturesque village of Luthrie. Visible through the trees, the triple chimney stacks of the house promise a hidden getaway whilst at the same time being extremely accessible. Carphin House is just an hour from Edinburgh airport and a short distance away from centres like St Andrews, Dundee and Perth.
The mansion was first owned by the Carnegie Family, and was designed and developed by famous architect Sir Robert Lorimer as a place for entertaining and wowing guests of the time, a tradition that the new owners are keen to continue.
Prices start at Carphin House start at £675 a night for exclusive use of the house. Amenities in the Scottish mansion include:
9 bedrooms - 7 doubles and 2 twin rooms
3 reception rooms (including TV snug room)
1 large dining room (seating 18)
A massive country kitchen, with Aga and seating for 18
15 acres of private land
Outdoor patio furniture and barbecue