Hunterston House

Used for various scenes, including those as Reverend Wakefield’s home, Hunterston House, in West Kilbride, was used in seasons 1, 2 and 3.

Starz aren’t the only production company to use Hunterston House. Over recent years the house has played host for productions including The Young James Herriot, Vincent Van Gogh – Painted with Words, The 39 Steps, Rebus, Sherlock Holmes, Child of Air and The Glencoe Massacre.

Hunterston House

Access to Hunterston House is restricted. Only members of the Hunter clan are allowed to visit. However, they do make [rare] exceptions and invite the occasional polite and interested fan and show them around the house. Our friend, Andree Poppleton, was one such lucky fan.

Hunterston House Drive

Until we found out otherwise we thought that Claire and Frank’s room at Mrs Baird’s was at the Covenanter Inn in Falkland. It was actually filmed in an upstairs bedroom at Hunterston House.

Hunterston House Bedroom

Hunterston House Bedroom

Downstairs there are a few rooms that are immediately familiar from seasons 1 and 2. Below, we can see Reverend Wakefield’s sitting room. It is here, season 1 that Frank and the Reverend discuss the Randall family history, then in season 2 talk about Frank being ‘father’ to Claire’s child. At the same time we also see wee Roger, when he asks for a biscuit. It is also here that the Reverend’s funeral reception is held, and Bree first confronts Claire about Jamie.

Hunterston House sitting room

Hunterston House fireplace

The reverend’s library will be memorable from many scenes. As well as being where Claire, Bree and Roger research Jamie, it is here that Frank and the Reverend discuss Claire’s return and where we first meet adult Roger (with the school children) .

Hunterston House library

Hunterston House library

Outside of the main living area, another room of significant interest is the kitchen. It is here that we meet Mrs Graham, the Reverend’s housekeeper, who reads Claire’s tea leaves.

Hunterston House kitchen

The kitchen had to undergo some significant ‘dressing’ before filming. As well as having to cover the tiles with wallpaper, various fittings and furnishings were replaced with more timely items.

Hunterston House kitchen

Mrs Graham and Claire

Also of interest is the room where Frank and Claire talked through the night, agreeing that they should raise her child together as theirs.

Hunterston House

Hunterston House + Frank and Claire

Hunterston House

Hunterston House - Claire at window

Thanks to our friend and fellow Outlander fan, Andree Poppleton (@poppytop53), for many of the location images above.