DiCamillo Companion

Ardkinglas House (Ardkginglas Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house is built on the site of the medieval Ardkginglas Castle, which was destroyed in 1769.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Andrew Noble

    House & Family History: Commissioned by Sir Andrew Noble, Ardkinglas was built in the early 20th century of green granite topped with Caithness slate. The house was designed by Robert Lorimer, one of Scotland's leading architects, and is one of only four houses he designed. Lorimer designed everything, right down to the electrical fittings and door furniture, all of which are still in place today. He was allowed a free hand, and the result is a large baronial style mansion of over 80 rooms set in its own gardens.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Estate today comprises 13,000 acres.

  • Architect: Robert Stodart Lorimer

    Date: 1906-08
    Designed: House for Sir Andrew Noble

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  • Country Life: XXIX, 746 plan, 1911.

  • Title: Country Life: 100 Favourite Houses
    Author: Green, Candida Lycett
    Year Published: 1999
    Publisher: London: Boxtree
    ISBN: 0752213334
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • "Lovejoy" (1992 - TV series, episodes 3.12 and 13, "Highland Fling," as the home of Lady Rebecca and the Brooksby family). "My Life So Far" (1999 - the movie was based on the book "Son of Adam" by Denis Forman, who was writing about Kiloran house).
  • Current Seat / Home of: John Noble

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house can be hired for parties and events.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to House - Grounds Open to Public

    Phone: 01499-600-261

    Fax: 01499-600-241

    Email: info@ardkinglas.com

    Website: http://www.ardkinglas.com

    Historic Houses Member: No