The moment you step into Kinross House you will be struck by the deliberately designed axis from the gate houses through the front door, further through the Garden Room and out through the beautiful gardens and across the loch to the Keep of Lochleven Castle on Castle Island. This axis is part of one of the most famous designed landscapes in Scottish architectural history and is of international importance, being the first in Scotland.
The original features, columns and stone floors remain, and have been further enhanced by detailed restoration and classically designed enhancements.
The beautiful formal reception rooms are linked to create a seamless space for lavish entertainment, from the Dining Room, through to the Garden Room, the Gentlemen’s Drawing Room and then into the Ladies' Drawing Room. All rooms boast stunning views of the beautiful gardens, Loch Leven and the hills beyond. Here you can savour the unique experience of Kinross House, the home of Sir William Bruce which has never been opened to the public.
The house contains an important collection of Scottish portraiture. The collection contains pictures of the owners of Kinross House through the centuries as well as other important Scottish sitters and artists. Major artists include Breughel, Geddes, Hicks, Hoppner, Kettle, Lely, Mosnier, Mytens, Pryde, Raeburn, Ramsay, Scougall, Swaine and Wissing.
Each room has been individually designed, inspiration being drawn from its aspect, size and historical use. The main reception areas are:
The Grand Salon
The Garden Room
Gentlemen’s Drawing Room
Ladies' Drawing Room
Little Sitting Room
The Billiard Room