Over its history Rossie has bred deer hounds, attempted to launch one of Britain’s first aeroplanes (not entirely successful I believe!) and housed evacuees during the war whose engravings are still visible on the copper beech tree on the main lawn.
As newlyweds, my parents David and Judy Nichol bought Rossie in the late 70s and over the years have been devoted to sculpting and restoring the garden to its former glory under the original trees planted by the Oliphant family, who built and lived at Rossie for almost 300 years.
My three sisters and I have had a lot of adventures at Rossie, from being toddlers in overgrown woods, dancing to pipe bands on garden open days, paddle boarding on the River Earn to an awesome joint 21st party at Rossie Byre – oh, and our weddings too!
Now it’s time for the next chapter at Rossie… My husband Matt and I, together with our three children moved back to Rossie at the end of 2020 with exciting plans. During 2021 we undertook the daunting task of renovating a redundant agricultural byre – which lies at the heart of the farm – into a wedding and events venue.
Our doors opened in April 2022 and we have been thrilled by the positive responses we have received from wedding couples and event planners to date! A number of beautiful weddings have taken place in both the byre and the garden during our first year, with many more to come.
Rossie really is a special place and we are delighted to have opened our doors so that you can enjoy Rossie as much as we have over the years.