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The Towerview Coach houses were once part of Kinfuans castle; the castle was designed by Robert Smike and built between 1822 and 1826 by Lord Gray on the site of a medieval Stronghold.
Kinfauns castle was originally a medieval stone fortress, founded by the Charteris family. Kinfauns was the family seat from the 14th Century but the character or date of the earlier castle is not known.
The Kinfauns castle is currently occupied by Scottish businesswomen Anne Gloag.
Registered as a B listed building, built in 1826 The Towerview development was originally created as stables and Coach Houses for Kinfauns Castle.
The Clocktower – The main entrance into the Courtyard was through the Arch of the Clocktower, either side of the arch housed the footmen and staff whom would have worked for the castle owners.
Coach house 1 - The blacksmiths house
Coach house 3 - The stables, above was accommodation for staff and their families.
Coach house 4 and 5 – Housed the horse drawn carriages
Coach house 8 – The dance hall
Today after over 10 years of restoration the Towerview Coach houses have been transformed into 4 star self catering luxury holiday homes.
The land around Towerview includes the historic Coronation Road. One theory as why it is called the coronation road is because the Earl of Fife had the hereditary responsibility of Crowning the King and so would travel to Scone Palace. If this is the case the road must date back to the Medieval Period as the Stone of Destiny was taken to London by Edward I. Another theory is it was used by the Scottish Royal Family to travel between the Royal Palaces at Scone and Falkland.
The Towerview Coach houses was given its name as the famous ( Kinnoull Tower) Victoria Folly one of Perth’s most recognisable landmarks can be seen and is in easy walking distance from The Coach houses. Built in 1829 by Lord Grey of Kinfauns, the romantic folly was originally used as an observatory and is meant to resemble a castle on the Rhine in Germany as Grey saw great similarity between the Rhine and The River Tay. Situated at the summit of Kinnoull hill (222m), it has spectacular views over Perthshire Tay Valley.