Kincardine Estate by Andrew Bradford

Kincardine Estate was bought by my great-grandmother in the 1880s. Her family had previously been associated with the area for many centuries. Since then war ensured that the property travelled through the female line, hence my rather un-Scottish surname.

The estate covers just under 3,000 acres and, roughly speaking, the land cover is:

The land ranges from elevations of 290 – 850 feet above sea level on ground which was heavily swept by ice between 2,500 and 5,000 feet thick only 11,000 years ago. It is amazing how it recovers if you wait a while! The estate runs a number of enterprises briefly described below or follow the links to more information.


Activities which involve the Land

Other Activities



Kincardine Estate is a small but varied rural business employing over 30 people in full-time, part-time or casual work. Through it we try to support our local community. Our land is of high scenic and environmental value and parts of it, and many of the buildings and much of the land are recognised by national designation as being of special quality. I hope you agree that it is a glorious place which we adore and to which Nicky and I have dedicated our lives.

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Some kind words from our previous guests…

“Sincere thanks for all your hospitality, and for those thoughtful touches; a quilt for a sleepy six-year-old; a little chat with someone sitting alone; deep local knowledge that helps tease out a memory from another.”

C . . . at a House Party Weekend
November 2016