DiCamillo Companion

Touch House

  • Earlier Houses: The was a medieval tower house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Hugh Seton (Smith)

    House & Family History: In 1745 Elizabeth Seton hosted Bonnie Prince Charlie at the earlier Touch House.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Estate today comprises 3,750 acres.

  • Architect: Robert Stodart Lorimer

    Date: Early 20th century
    Designed: Restored interiors for C.A. Buchanan

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    Architect: William Adam Jr.

    Date: 1757-62
    Designed: House

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  • Country Life: CXXXVIII, 440, 501, 556, 1965.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Current Seat / Home of: Angus Watson

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Fraser family, 14th century. Alexander Seton, 15th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Hugh Seton (Smith), 18th century; Archibald Seton, early 19th century; Sir Douglas Seton-Steuart, 5th Bt., early 20th century. Patrick Buchanan, late 20th century; Buchanan family here from 1928 until 1998.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The House can be booked for weddings and events

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01786-448-899

    Email: info@touchestate.co.uk

    Website: http://www.touchestate.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No