Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6EY
One of Scotland’s most impressive and historically significant homes, Bardowie Castle is an exceptional category ‘A’ listed castle set amidst majestic grounds of over seven acres including loch frontage of Bardowie Loch. Steeped in history including some of Scotland’s most prominent lairds and reputedly, the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor, the castle contains Scotland’s oldest original Stone Keep dating from the mid 16th century.
This magnificent family home has been meticulously restored and refurbished both internally and externally and affords spectacular panoramic views across the expansive gardens and private jetty, to the loch itself.
Bardowie Castle enjoys an idyllic situation on the northern shores of Bardowie Loch surrounded by rolling countryside and lies at the end of the oldest lime, tree lined driveway in Scotland. Although secluded, the highly sought after hamlet of Bardowie is within close proximity of Glasgow City Centre, approximately seven miles away and the nearby suburbs of Milngavie and Bearsden, two miles and three miles away respectively, offer an extensive array of amenities. There are a number of sports centres, excellent local schooling and it is also a convenient destination for those wishing private school tuition from a choice of nearby schools in and around Glasgow including The High School of Glasgow, The Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy, St. Aloysius and Hutchesons' Grammar.
Arterial road networks link to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh and the location is within easy reach of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Mugdock Country Park and all of Scotland’s top golf courses. Motorway networks provide easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, twelve miles and forty five miles respectively and the private Cumbernauld Airport, sixteen miles.
The grounds include extensive lawned areas, a tennis court and a beautiful, walled garden which borders the patio sitting adjacent to the water’s edge. A selection of outhouses are formed around the enclosed rear courtyard with security gates and include two separate sizeable garages and further parking for several vehicles.
The accommodation of the Castle also includes two self-contained, two bedroom apartments, both with interconnecting door to the main property. Internally, the meticulous restoration is immediately apparent within the reception hall with flagstone flooring and the specification also includes under floor heating, rewiring, plumbing,engineered double-glazed sash and case windows by Blairs windows, internal vacuum points and refurbished kitchen, bathroom and en-suite fittings. Fibre optic broadband was installed within the last month. A clear overview of the accommodation can be viewed on the floorplans within, however, in brief comprise
The Main House - Reception hall, WC, drawing room, dining room, dining kitchen, garden room, snug, games room, utility, six bedrooms, all with en-suite, several dressing rooms and a stone staircase leads to the original Great Hall within the Stone Keep.
The West Wing - This could be utilised as a self-contained apartment comprising of a fully fitted gymnasium or potential double bedroom, a lounge open to kitchenette and a modern, refitted shower room.
Self-Contained Apartment - Accessed via an entrance vestibule is the lounge open to dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, both with en-suite and storage space.
In summary, a once in a generation opportunity to acquire one of Scotland’s most iconic homes.
Netherplace Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 6PP
Throughout the current owners twenty year tenure, the home has been substantially extended, reconfigured and painstakingly modernised to include; new roof system, complete rewire, full gas fired central heating system, and replacement timber double glazed casement windows throughout.
Stunning home now provides upgraded and beautifully presented family accommodation, perfectly formatted for modern day living.
The original house dates from 1805 and since modernised, provides spacious, flexible family living over three main levels, all finished and maintained to a level seldom seen
The stone pillared vestibule gives access to the main reception hall with original curving staircase where there is access to both the main public rooms.
To rear, is the main hub of the house centred around the expansive living/dining kitchen, the kitchen was hand built by Paul Hodgekiss, with most of the wood in the kitchen area being used from trees within the grounds. The large kitchen area is perfect for the modern family with the main kitchen opening out on to the large living dining area which in turn has four sets of double doors, giving direct access to the rear garden/patio with further double doors leading to the delightful covered outdoor sitting, barbecue area. Accessed from the kitchen is a large cloakroom boot room with shower room off and access to large utility laundry room, which in turn leads to a further large walk in pantry/wine store.
At first floor level is a further large upper hall with the principal bedroom enjoying a superb corner position with double doors to dressing room, which in turn leads to the large en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two and three are also located at this level, both also having dressing area’s and en-suite bathrooms.
At second floor level there is a further large bedroom which gives access to dressing room and en-suite, plus bedroom five and large dressing room plus en-suite could be utilised as self contained accommodation for teenager/nanny etc.
Grounds and Outbuildings
The property sits amidst around 7 acres of land, much of which is designed to make the most of the equestrian facilities. There is riding school (manege) with rubber surfacing. There is also a large paddock to the rear with secure perimeter. Secure electric gates offer initial access to the driveway, which leads up to the house with ample parking. There are manicured lawns to the front, surrounded by mature woodland, and a lovely childrens play area with climbing frame and swing set etc. Further lawns to the front also include a former tennis court.
There is a stunning terrace to the rear which is accessed from the dining room, which offers a covered patio which is ideal for outside dining/entertaining.
There is triple garage close to the stable block, with further double garage to the rear which is attached to a carport/wood store and useful bike store.
There are three stables and a tack room.
A large gardeners store is positioned behind the piggery, with further store adjacent. EPC Band - D
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