IT’S the “home of the family of King Robert the Bruce” – and it’s being opened up by the Earl of Elgin for conferences, fine dining and as a film location. 

Broomhall House, set in 2,500 acres of private estate near Limekilns, dates back to 1702 and is available as a high-end venue for everything from banquets and political summits to product launches, driving the latest supercar and shooting period dramas. 

Guests flying in by helicopter can land in the grounds, taste the finest clarets from the wine cellar and admire the fireplace made from the marital bed of King James VI, while on-site security can “protect high-profile individuals”. 

The website explains: “The family of Bruce, a name linked to valour and legend throughout Scottish history, has lived at Broomhall House for centuries. 

“Now, for the first time, this extraordinary home can be enjoyed by the wider world for exclusive use private events, corporate hire and as an unparalleled film location.”

It is currently the home of Andrew Bruce, the 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, who is 93, and his wife, Lady Elgin. 

Broomhall Home Farm Partnership, which is also involved in plans to build 2,150 homes on Lord Elgin’s estate, has applied to Fife Council for permission to change the use of the house to a conference and hospitality centre. 

It said the historic home had “witnessed the ebb and flow of significant moments of British history” and was recently refurbished and reappointed to the highest standards.

“Heads of state and royalty have been entertained here on many occasions, yet despite its impeccable credentials, Broomhall remains a family home, albeit one which can provide all the discreet security and modern facilities required in the 21st century.”

Corporate events could include board meetings, company ‘away days’, business celebrations and product launches, with reception rooms taking up to 200 people and dinners comfortably seating up to 70 people.  

The website adds: “With unlimited free parking on site, secure WiFi networks and location security that is second to none, Broomhall is particularly well set up for meetings, conferences, summits or retreats that need to take place in private, away from the public or media gaze, and when there are high security factors to be considered. 

“Luxury accommodation and private transport can be arranged for overnight events.”

Broomhall also say: "The dining room is a particular treasure: its walls are hung with 16th and 17th century portraits and the room is dominated by an extraordinary, vast mantelpiece made from the marriage bed of James VI and his bride, Queen Anne of Denmark and reassembled specially for Broomhall House.

"A spectacular banquet or intimate dinner can be arranged, as can refreshments throughout the day or evening, and we can organise AV technology, event set-up and room-dressing.

“Our state of the art cyber and on-site security is there to protect high profile individuals should this be required.”

The website says the country house has all the historical and architectural credentials "to please the most picky film location manager". 

It adds: "As a private house, we can offer an incredibly high level of flexibility and freedom for film and camera crews.

"And because the house has never been open to the general public, it is not generally immediately identifiable, making it tremendously adaptable from an editorial point of view, and something of a hidden gem as a Scottish film location."

A statement issued this week read: “The Bruce family has taken the decision to make a significant investment in the tourism and hospitality industry – currently the best-performing sector of the Scottish economy.

"Broomhall House has been renovated to provide a world-class asset for corporate and private events, product launches and for film and photography.

“Following an extensive refurbishment programme, which was carried out by local contractors, the Bruce family are now working closely with many organisations such as Visit Scotland, Business Gateway Fife and Fife Chamber of Commerce to ensure that Broomhall House will have a positive impact on the economy of West Fife.”