A listed Perthshire mansion which bears a name familiar to generations of art students has gone on the market for offers over £1.85 million.
Jordanstone near Alyth once belonged to the Duncan family, who endowed the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, now part of the University of Dundee, which has nurtured the talents of many leading Scottish artists.
Set in 12 acres of gardens on the edge of the Vale of Strathmore, the property includes an additional four cottages, a Victorian glass house, a tennis court and an extensive garaging complex for 13 cars.
Jordanstone House originally dates from the late 18th century when it was built for Admiral Sir John Knight, the sea captain whose mission it was to bring Caroline of Bruntswood to Britain for her ill-fated marriage to King George IV.
It was extended in 1890 and then again in 1929, this time by the celebrated architect Sir Robert Lorimer.
Over the past 12 years the current owners have carried out an extensive renovation and upgrading, retaining period detail and character, with ornate marble and carved stone fireplaces, elaborate plasterwork relief ceilings and circular windows.
The house has a 32ft drawing room, classical dining room and billiards room.
The gardens and grounds have formal lawns, a central fountain and ornamental canal and a fully restored Victorian glass house where peaches, figs and tomatoes are cultivated.
Jamie Macnab, Savills director says: “We are delighted to be marketing this distinctive and historically distinguished country house.
“It is a beautifully proportioned house, perfectly matched by its equally stunning gardens. With four cottages and the most impressive garaging courtyard complex it is one of a kind. And just 60 miles or so from Edinburgh.”