Doune House of Rothiemurchus

Doune House of Rothiemurchus Details

Doune House of Rothiemurchus, a modest laird's house of the 17th century, and subsequently much extended. It is part derelict but roofed and is undergoing a long-term restoration project.

  • Closest To: Inverdruie, Aviemore
  • Access: Occasional Access
  • Grid Reference: NH886098

The Doune House of Rothiemurchus is an extensive country house which was founded in the 17th century by the Grant laird of Rothiemurchus – who had started to find the accommodation at Loch-an-Eilean Castle a little restricted and uncivilised for the times. The original laird’s house was of two storeys with an attic, and a central front door. This building can still be seen – in modified form – to the rear of the mansion today.

It was extended repeatedly towards the end of the 18th and in the 19th century, but was found to be too big to maintain after the Second World War and was abandoned. In 1976 most of the 19th century extensions had to be demolished, and a comprehensive programme of renovation and restoration started. Today parts of the house are accessible via pre-booked tours through the Rothiemurchus Estate Office.

HES Canmore database entry

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