Dumfries House located near Cumnock in Southern Scotland was purchased for the nation by a consortium of interested bodies led by the Prince of Wales- an ardent lover of architectural gems. The house is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful stately homes in the whole of the United Kingdom. Set in 2000 acres of land it boasts magnificent fixtures and fittings and a unique collection of Chippendale Furniture. Despite its opulence, visitors often comment that the house exudes a both homely and welcoming ambience with an atmosphere far removed from that experienced in other 'great houses'. The layout and content of the house is a vivid evocation of times past and provides many stunning examples of craftsmanship at its most beautiful and best.