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With its magnificent panoramic views over the Firth of Forth, The Charleton Estate has been in the St.Clair family for over 300 years. It comprises of farming, woodland, an equestrian center, cottage lets and an 18-hole golf course. The current owner is Baron St.Clair Bonde.

Charleton House

Charleton House, surrounded to the north, west and east by mature woodland and overlooking the golf course to the south, was built by William Adam in the 1740s. Further extensions were made by William Burn in 1833 and Sir Robert Lorimer in 1905.

The house is protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds, including a Japanese garden, are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.

To the south, over the Firth of Forth, the focal points are North Berwick Law and the Bass Rock.


The farming, a mixture of organic and conventional farming, is predominantly arable, mainly wheat, barley, grazing and vegetables. It is run on a contract basis with neighbouring farmers involved.


The 18-hole golf course was built 26 years ago and opened by the former President of the United States, George Bush senior in 1994. Over recent years the improvements in the course have put it back on the map and has a reputation for being one of the most attractive golf courses in Fife. For more, visit the Charleton Golf website via this link, email the Club here or call 01333 340505.

Equestrian Centre

The livery stables, with a 20×40 floodlit arena, have 26 horse boxes with ample grazing in the policy park and elsewhere on the estate. Offering D.I.Y., part time and full livery as well as lessons. There are spectacular areas to ride north of the mansion house and also easy access to the beach, south of the house.

Experience the Eco-Lodges!

All our lodges have spectacular views over the sea with an open fireplace located on the front decking and a cozy log burning stove on the inside.

Built from Scottish larch wood, reclaimed slate and a green sedum roof, the lodges are nestled in their natural woodland surroundings adjacent to the Charleton Golf Course. Our lodges are heated by renewable Air Source Heat Pumps with underfloor heating throughout the property with super comfy zip link hotel beds that can be set up as twin or double beds.

Wi-fi throughout the property and all lodges are fitted with a full self-catering kitchen with large fridge/freezer, oven, microwave & dishwasher.  Some of our lodges have hottubs and have either 1 or 2 toilets with a walk in shower. They can accommodate up to 6 people with 2 bedrooms downstairs and a large mezzanine space upstairs.

Stargaze in the evening and enjoy the numerous activities on offer on the Charleton Estate!

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