Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6EY
HD Video Available. One of Scotland’s most impressive and historically significant homes, Bardowie Castle is an exceptional category ‘A’ listed castle set amidst majestic grounds of approximately 10 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 including the former orchard, a recently resurfaced tennis court, 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.
Coldrach Farm Road, Drymen, Stirlingshire, G63 0EB
‘The Bothy’ is a truly exceptional detached residence set within elaborate garden grounds which afford uninterrupted views over Loch Lomond and the surrounding countryside. Completed in 2019, the home was built by Shoreport Builders who have been building impressive homes in this area for over 30 years and built a reputation for the construction of bespoke houses featuring natural traditional materials mainly stone, slate and timber windows and doors, and internally, oak and other hardwood finishes as well as marble and slate. The home is finished to an exceptionally high standard with an exterior of Denfind stone with contrasting red sandstone quoins and features zinc panels beneath a natural slate roof with several glass apex sections. The stone exterior is complimented by NorDan windows and doors manufactured in Norway using only the finest materials. When creating ‘The Bothy’ it was the owner’s intention to commission a unique design and specification.
Known locally as ‘Millionaires Row’, the setting features a small collection of individually designed homes formed along one side of the secluded access road. ‘The Bothy’ stands on a slightly elevated position and is framed by newly formed stone dyke walls with impressive remote controlled electric gated entrance. Upon entering the wide asphalt drive lined with stone edging and miniature hedgerow you immediately appreciate the expansive garden grounds consisting of manicured lawns, an ornamental pond and a number of young tree complimenting the borders as you proceed towards the house into the large asphalt car parking area. There are eleven principal apartments of four public rooms, seven en suite bedrooms, large dining kitchen and cloakroom as well as a 3 vehicle car port, covered by the raised terrace measuring 8.1 metres by 6.5 metres and affording magnificent panoramic views.
‘The Bothy’ is ideally suited for an expanding family or for those wishing to utilise a particular annexe of the property to operate their business or for a dependent relative or family member. The idyllic setting is located on the northern fringes of the village of Drymen which itself offers a wide array of local amenities including a range of charming village shops and stores, coffee houses, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Drymen Primary School feeds into the excellent Balfron High School and arterial road networks lead to the nearby suburbs of Milngavie and Bearsden, where there is a choice of private schooling options at primary level for both The Glasgow Academy and The High School of Glasgow with a further selection in Glasgow.
Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the home is minutes from Balmaha on the shores of Loch Lomond with a range of water sports on offer and further leisure pursuits in the area include equestrian centres, renowned walking routes to the nearby Conic Hill, Ben Lomond and The West Highland Way, there are numerous cycle paths and walkways in the Queen Elizabeth Forest as well as a number of renowned golf clubs and sports centres. The A809 and A811 both provide approximately 30 minute travel links by car to both Glasgow and Stirling City Centres and also to Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.
Internally, the proportions and specification are immediately evident within the entrance hall where wide engineered oak flooring continues throughout the majority of the ground floor and this entire level is heated by underfloor heating. The enclosed plans will provide a detailed overview of the versatile accommodation on offer however in brief, comprises two inter connecting lounges of some 48’ in combined length complemented by floor to ceiling sliding doors and impressive views. Further public rooms include a gymnasium, family room and the kitchen. The kitchen is formed around a centre island with a range of AEG integrated appliances (Competence double ovens, induction hob, coffee machine, vacuum sealed cooker and warming drawer) and the adjoining utility room offers further allocation for additional appliances. The wonderful views can be enjoyed from the kitchen and adjacent family room which both feature full height sliding doors opening to a patio area and the family room itself features a stone stacked fireplace, log burning stove and vaulted ceiling with glass skylight windows. Two heating systems powered by two separate Worcester Bosch boilers and the versatile design enable the property to be utilised as two dwellings to suit a multi-generational family. As it stands, there are seven en-suite bedrooms, accessed via two separate staircases, at either end of the property, all with fully fitted wardrobes with drawer sets, shoe racks and rails and four have separate dressing areas. The master bedroom on the first floor would make a further public room and French doors open to a glass Juliette balcony affording the impressive views, as does the sizeable elevated terrace off bedroom two.
In summary, ‘The Bothy’ is one of the most impressive homes to grace the market in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in recent years, offering impressive accommodation, specification and an unrivalled setting. EPC - Band C
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