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Wilby House


The first thing to strike you when you enter Wilby House is the friendly, caring environment, the second is it's fantastic hallway with beautiful sweeping staircase. Staff at Wilby House aim to help people feel at home, and we think it's important that each Service User has privacy and personal choice.

All the bedrooms are single with en-suite facilities, centrally heated and comfortably furnished, with a call-bell system if help is needed.  There are lounges, and a bright, airy conservatory overlooking the garden.  The house itself is a traditional stone-built villa with recent purpose-built extensions.


Wilby House used to be owned by John Blyth, a prosperous Linen Mill owner in the town and maternal Grandfather of politician Michael Portillo. Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery was opened in 1925, with the first chairman of trustee's local cloth-manufacturer businessman John Blyth. Michael Portillo has visited the house on a few occassions and has pointed out the bedroom that he slept in when he used to stay with his Grandfather for holidays. His most recent visit to Wilby House was in 2009 when he was filming for "Great British Railway Journeys" which was televised in early 2010. He recalled fondly the railway tracks at the bottom of the road where he would watch the trains go by as a boy and Wilby House's grand staircase where all of his Gransfather's artwork was hung.

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Address & Contact Details

111 Loughborough Road
01592 652172

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Home Manager

Sandra Hackathorn

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