Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & GardenWritten by Catriona Stevenson
Nestling on a hillside in the Fife countryside, this early 20th-century family home is a gem. The house was remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer and showcases a notable collection of superb French, Chippendale-style and vernacular furniture along with paintings by Raeburn, Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists.
Lorimer also designed the gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden. There are paths to the hilltop viewpoint and the wider estate.
The grounds contain a recently reinstated 9-hole hickory golf course, providing an innovative and memorable experience for all players.
What to see & do
This fine Edwardian mansion house was remodelled in 1906 by renowned Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer (see Kellie Castle) for a wealthy industrialist to house his superb collection of furniture, porcelain and paintings.
Don't miss the kitchen premises for a fascinating insight into 'life below stairs'.
Also in the grounds is a 9-hole golf course, recently reinstated as a hickory club course, providing visitors with a memorable experience of how the Edwardian family and their friends enjoyed their leisure time.
For further information about the course and to make a booking, visit www.kingarrock.com or call 01334 653421 (this number is for the golf course only).
The Mansionhouse and Garden is a National Trust for Scotland property. For more information including admission and opening hours please see the website.