garden furniture, picnic benches, log stores, wood fuel logs, firewood logs, logs on line, bbq houses, composted horse manure, mulched woodchips, briquette fuel logs
Champfleurie Estate is privately owned by the Kerr family who have lived in Champfleurie House since 1987.
In 2004 the family decided to run the estate as a hobby business, however, demand for the range of products being offered has gone well beyond our best expectations and the estate business now employs a number of part time staff amounting to 3 full time equivalents and one full time member.
All the profits are currently being re-invested in the estate infrastructure including substantial investment in mechanical handling equipment, storage and airing facilities for our logs, wood fuel and woodchip enterprises.
A continous comprehensive maintenance programme is also carried out to secure the aesthetic and environmental legacy of this beautiful estate with the aim that sometime in the near future we will encourage limited public access so that others may share our enjoyment of these magnificent surroundings.
The name Champfleurie - French for 'flowering fields', dates back to the 15th century and is said to have been given by Mary Queen of Scots, who often visited there. The legend is that the Queen herself, when visiting for the first time, exclaimed "C'est un vrai champfleuri!", thereby giving it it's name. It is situated 2 miles west of Linlithgow Palace in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow where Mary Queen of Scots was born.
It has many historic connections, amongst which, it was once the home of two of Mary's ladies in waiting, the palace horses were stabled there and Bonnie Prince Charlie is said to have rested the night at Champfleurie on the last stage of his triumphant march on Edinburgh in 1745, while his troops bivouacked at Threemile Town, a mile or so to the east along the Edinburgh Road.
The present house was built in 1851 by Admiral Robert Johnston Stewart of Physgill and Glasserton in Wigtownshire and was occupied for much of the 20th century by Sir Francis and Lady Tudsbery, whose son Robin was an equerry to the late Queen Mother.
The grounds of Champfleurie as they are today were designed in 1792 by the famous landscape architect Thomas White who was well known for his work at Scone Palace. At that time Champfleurie Estate amounted to over 3000 acres and was bounded by the estates of Dalmeny and Hopetoun. It has been the home of the present laird, Ricky Kerr and his family, since 1987.