A Great History
Carphin House is originally part of an 850-acre estate, with the main house nestled at the base of Norman’s Law, in Fife. The triple chimneystacks are barely visible from the A92, but the impressive house has been a feature of the surrounding landscape since 1790.
The mansion was first owned by the Carnegie Family, and was designed and developed as a place for entertaining and ‘wowing’ guests of the time.
This purpose has perpetuated down the centuries, where in 2003, the estate underwent a massive refurbishment, the first since World War Two. The original 12 bedrooms were reduced to 9, to make most ensuite, and the whole house was revamped to become a boutique wedding and events space.
With the purchase of the house and grounds in 2016, the new owners Ian and Ruth hope to breathe fresh life into Carphin. They aim to provide a home away from home for all its guests, old and new alike.
Carphin can be a place of grandeur, whilst wrapping you up in the comfort of a warm tartan blanket. After a day at the beach, hitting the golf course, or just taking in the rolling green hills of Norman’s Law, you know you can come back to a roaring fireplace and a cup of tea or a wee dram of highland whisky.
The owners, Ian and Ruth bought Carphin in 2016, as they wanted to return to Fife after meeting there at the University of St Andrews.
After 10 years of event and fundraising experience in London, Ruth now works as a full time Wedding Coordinator, and likes to think she is the creative one in the relationship!
Both keen conservationists, Ian and Ruth have worked in Zambia supporting anti-poaching and conservationist education charities The Chipembele Wildlife Trust, and Conservation South Luangwa.
They try to bring their passion and zest for life into everything they do, and have loved being part of the Carphin adventure!