kemback garden viewWe recently received some 50 photos of a striking 500-year-old Scottish mansion located six miles from St. Andrews, the world-famous golf course. The decor is a chic blend of old and new, mixing Japanese and Chinese antiquities, Dutch masters, and contemporary British artists, such as Grayson Perry and Emily Young (that’s the “Emily Young Room” below). The house is at the base of a woodland known for its waterfalls and rare native bluebells, and its grounds border the Eden River—the site, we are told, of several famous fossil finds, which perhaps explains why fossils are a recurring theme in the decor (one of the photos is labeled “Hadrosaur eggs” and another is captioned “Fossil palm”). Unfortunately, we can’t show you the complete photo gallery here—for that, you’ll have to contact Andrew Loyd, of Loyd & Townsend Rose. Here’s a peek, followed by details about the property.

Emily Young Room

The private medieval walled garden can be accessed directly from the house and provides a wonderful entertaining space in summer; an ideal spot for relaxing with a game of croquet or badminton.

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The garden is rich in edibles throughout the warmer months, including berries, Italian lemons, apples, flowers, and vegetables. The estate harvests 350 bottles of special apple juice from 100-year-old trees, and offers homemade berry jams and fresh honeycombs directly from well-kept beehives, for the exclusive consumption of guests.

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* Fully staffed accommodation for up to 12 guests in the main house, offering 6 king-size bedrooms with private bathrooms.

* Guest Lodge has 2 king-size bedrooms with 2 bathrooms for up to 5 guests.

* Private woodlands and landscaped parkland with rare botanicals and specimen trees.

* Proximity to world-famous golf courses, local water sports, and country pursuits.

* One hour from Edinburgh airport.

* Six miles from St. Andrews, the home of golf.

Contact: Loyd & Townsend Rose