Kildonan House was constructed between 1915
and 1923. It was exhibited at the R.S.A. as one
of Miller's finest works.
Wallace married the British aristocrat
Sackville in 1913. They had two sons before
divorcing in 1919. Lady Idina moved to Kenya
with her second husband around that time,
leaving their sons with Captain Wallace. Lady
Idina went on to mary five times, with her wild
lifestyle becoming the talk of the upper class
Captain Wallace married his second wife,
Barbara Lutyens in 1920, with whom he had
another three sons. Barbara Lutyens was the
daughter of the famous architect Sir Edwin
Lutyens who designed many prominent
buildings and memorials.
Captain Wallace died in 1941 aged 49, and
four of his sons died soon after. The four sons
died in action during the Second World War.
The son that survived the war was Billy
Wallace, who died in 1977 aged 50. Billy
Wallace was for a time, an escort of Princess
Kildonan House served as a boarding convent
school run by the Sisters of St Joseph of
Clunyand between 1946 and 1978.
From 1978, Kildonan changed hands a number
of times. One of these owners operated the
house as a hotel.
The most recent work carried out on Kildonan
House was to make it suitable for self catering
holidays and an events centre.