“A particularly picturesque example of Scotland’s architectural ‘father’ David Hamilton’s work, set in 12 acres of spectacular land”
A sweeping, tree-lined driveway sets a grand stage for Ladyland House. A particularly picturesque example of Scotland’s architectural ‘father’ David Hamilton’s work, set in 12 acres of spectacular land, you can’t help but be utterly bewitched by this A-listed Georgian mansion. Crafted by the man behind some of Scotland’s most notable buildings, Lennox Castle and the instantly recognizable Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (The Royal Exchange), this house is a treasure-trove of antiquity; the architect’s signature tartan-checked window panes and bold corner quoins hint at how special this property really is. It is the perfect marriage of period splendour and modern fixtures; and all fall under her spell.
Split over four levels, the manor provides extensive accommodation. Stepping through the grand entrance on the ground floor, the hallway leads to the rest of the house; its ornate cornicing gives a glimpse of the traditional features throughout. On this level you’ll discover space and luxury at every turn; to start, a family room and a large sitting room. The latter has a beautiful feature fireplace and leads into a conservatory providing vistas across the grounds. In the classic drawing room, with its traditional log-burning fire and space for more than ten formal diners, it’s easy to imagine the fabulous evenings and good company the magnificent space has played host to. The west wing is accessed from here, leading to a library, smaller kitchen area and the first of nine large bedrooms. The extensive main kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of this grand home; a stunning central island and lavish fittings provide the perfect space for foodies. A handy WC is also accessible from here. Climb the stairs and you’ll first discover the period charm of the traditional three-piece bathroom, before encountering four more expansive bedrooms. Two of the rooms here are ‘grand’ bedrooms, with en-suite dressing rooms and ‘Jack-and-Jill’ access to a bathroom. Continuing upwards, the second floor is the perfect space to enjoy with company; a sizeable games room with en-suite shower room and play room, and two further ample bedrooms (one with built-in wardrobes), complete with free-standing furniture, if required. Journeying downstairs, the expansive basement retains its original features, having existed as servant quarters throughout the 1800s. Here you’ll find two further bedrooms, a threepiece bathroom, two kitchens, a tool room, a work shop, a timber store, two store rooms and a wine cellar.
Outside, generous grounds echo the luxury inside and complete this tranquil country estate. Vast manicured lawns and mature woodland frame the house, with a sizeable grazing paddock available for horses. With the sunlight glancing through the trees, Ladyland House provides more beauty than even a postcard could hold.