The estate has built an anaerobic digester that produces electricity from waste agricultural crops and cattle manure. We produce enough electricity to power about 900 houses. This will mean that the House will be one of the most self-sufficient houses in the country. To top this off we use battery operated grass strimmers, and our Gentlemens river cruiser has been adapted to also run off batteries.
We have already made big strides in restoring the surrounding grounds and woodlands with extensive removal of invasive species such as Ponticum and Japanese Knotweed from the lakesides and have removed 40 years of forestry growth from the front of the house to restore the Daffodil banking and open up the lake view to create another fantastic wedding photograph location.
The monument wood planted to commemorate the 7th Marquis of Queensberry has been restored, as well as, the repair of the monument itself, which had been destroyed by falling trees.
Kinmount is a large house that needs constant maintenance since it is now over 200 years old. We are in this for the long run and really enjoy restoring it to its former glory and hope to share it with many people for weddings and events or as a relaxing place to come for a few days holiday in South West Scotland.
The Garden Canopy
Our South-African style stretch tent arrived May 2022 – is the perfect outdoor location for garden ceremonies. There are plans for outdoor cinema evenings during the summer and new flooring arriving, ready for the 2023 season.