Hill of Tarvit, Fife, Scotland

This morning, I visited Hill of Tarvit which is a Scottish heritage property owned by Scotland’s National Trust.

From an architectural perspective, this is very interesting comprising an early 20th century re-modelling of a 17th century property. Architect was Sir Robert Lorimer.

Hill of Tarvit, Fife, Scotland

The building in its current form was completed around 1906 for wealthy Dundee based jute manufacturer, Frederick Sharp. For the times the interior was ‘state of the art’ with central heating, hot and cold running water, indoor sanitation and a telephone. The contents comprise antiques, furniture, paintings by celebrated artists and porcelain all of which reflects the wealth of the Sharp family and a way of life which came to an abrupt end with WW1 in 1914. Hill of Tarvit is, effectively, a time capsule of a bygone Edwardian age when the  elite were able to enjoy a quality of life surrounded by their wealth in which leisure activities were to the fore.

The house is surrounded by gardens and woodlands. Close by is a traditional, nine-hole ‘hickory’ golf course.

From Hill of Tarvit it is possible to access nearby Wemyss Hill and, weather permitting, benefit from a stunning, 360 degree vista, of the local landscape. Today, weather conditions were excellent with grain harvest in process.


A quality visitor site.