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Invermay


Perth and Kinross

An estate in on the northern edge of the Ochil Hills, central Perth and Kinross, Invermay lies in the wooded glen of the Water of May, a mile (1.5 km) southeast of Forteviot. Invermay House dates from the late 18th Century and nearby are some interesting out-buildings that include a Gothic gazebo (1804), a U-plan stable block, a thatched dairy and doocot (1803) and two West Lodges (1803). The 16th-century old house of Invermay faces the new house. Set within an attractive wooded landscape and the subject of a ballad entitled 'The Birks of Invermay', Invermay was described in the Old Statistical Account (1798) as "one of the most romantic and pleasant spots in this part of Perthshire". A deep gully known as the Humble Bumble was a focal point for the designs of landscape gardeners such as Walter Nicol who in 1802 laid out a new approach to the house and other features. Sir Walter Scott stayed here after crossing the Ochils by the Wallace Road.


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