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Kindrogan House

One of Strathardle’s most significant houses.

Kindrogan House is an imposing early 19th-century building, incorporating earlier fabric (possibly mid 18th century), with later additions and alterations.

Originally the Kindrogan Estate was the property of the Keir family, passing by marriage to the Small’s of nearby Dirnanean and then to the Balfours. After being purchased by the Forestry Commission in 1960, it was sold to the Scottish Field Studies Association where it is now leased for use as a therapeutic residential school for girls.

A plaque beside the path running from the house to the Enochdhu Lodge beside the River Ardle records that Queen Victoria once stopped here for tea on an excursion from Dunkeld to the Spittal of Glenshee.

A number of fine trees and avenues survive from in the old estate policies, including several fine Wellingtonias, oaks, limes lining the main drives, yews and specimen sycamores beside the River Ardle. Red squirrels are still common and the river has many hazels, birches and alders on its banks.

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