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Raehills

A large Tudor-style country house and estate in Johnstone Parish, Dumfries and Galloway, Raehills overlooks the Kinnel Water, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Lockerbie. Set within a designed landscape extending to 202 ha (500 acres), this Grade-A listed house was built in 1786 for James, 3rd Earl of Hopetoun (1741 - 1817), by Alexander Stevens of Edinburgh and greatly extended 1829-34 to the designs of William Burn (1789 - 1870) for John James Hope-Johnstone of Annandale. The east front features a colonnade extending along the entire length of the building, supporting a balcony and leading onto a terrace, itself supported by the basement storey. It remains the seat of the Chief of Clan Johnstone, Lord Hope-Johnstone, the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell.

Raehills lies at the centre of the Annandale Estates, which extend to 2023 ha (5000 acres) and include businesses based on sport, forestry and property lets.


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