Shempston and Shempston House were once a part of Gordonstoun estate, owned and sold by Sir William Gordon-Cumming of Altyre estate, Forres to my father in 1964 whilst I was a pupil at Gordonstoun. At school we often ran cross-countrys through Shempston, never realising that one day I would own it. 

Shempston House was completely gutted and refurbished internally from top to bottom with the external east wing facade matching the original construction date of circa 1750 with the east wing and terrace being 19th Century additions.  This mid 18th Century country house is we feel, worthy of parties for all occasions such as terrace gatherings for ladies who lunch, prosecco parties, strawberry cream teas on the terrace, including birthday and retiral parties etc.

Christmas celebrations could be catered for in the east wing where a fine wining and dining table for four, six or eight people can be provided allowing guests to relax in intimate splendour.

The Carera marble hall and staircase lends itself perfectly to photoshoots whether it be for a wedding or for any promotional or advertising opportunity.  We also have many props available for use including a 1925 Fiat 510 Cabriolet and 1890 horse-drawn Victorian carriage.

In the main house dining room we can cater for up to twelve people.

Should you choose to arrive by air, we have two grass strips which can accommodate light fixed wing aircraft or helicopters if required.  
The east wing and terrace are 19th Century additions, perfect for small intimate parties, lunches or evening dinners.  You can choose your own menu in advance, even your style of music if you wish – bring a CD of your choice and we will play it for you or simply dine in splendour.  The French windows can be left open allowing direct access to the terrace in the warmer summer months.

During the shooting season (1st October – 1st February) we can offer one hundred bird driven days for pheasant and partridge with the Lairds Lair Bothy providing shelter, warmth and a place to gather on arrival for coffee and a traditional buttered roll, as well as for lunch.

At the end of the day, relax in the bothy, have a chat, have your gun cleaned, count the bag and receive a brace of birds. Early morning or evening duck flighting from various flight ponds can be arranged, by separate negotiation.

Walked up days can also be arranged.
We aim to please, your aim helps.

ROBIN A. FALCONER