HD Video Available. Currently operating as an award-winning Bed and Breakfast, “Bramblewood” would make a magnificent, sizeable, family home of seven bedrooms and four public rooms and is set amidst beautiful, tree lined gardens of approximately three quarters of an acre. Enjoying an idyllic setting on the fringes of Drymen, this chalet style, detached villa offers versatile accommodation of over 3000 sq ft formed over two levels and the design and orientation are such that many floor to ceiling, double-height windows and a wrap-around balcony afford beautiful, uninterrupted views across the elaborate garden grounds, to the hills and countryside beyond. Drymen is a hub of tourism offering a wide selection of local shops, delicatessen, hotels, Scotland’s oldest licensed pub (The Clachan Inn), the Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa, Medical Centre and the excellent Drymen Primary School feeds into Balfron High school. The area is surrounded by picturesque scenery including a number of low level and hillside walks and is just under four miles from Balmaha and the shores of Loch Lomond.
The main entrance is at the upper level where a broad and welcoming entrance hall gives access to the expansive lounge where on entering, your eyes are immediately drawn to a full wall of double height windows and a door overlooking the adjoining balcony and garden grounds. The lounge is complimented by a lovely vaulted, beamed ceiling, a wood burning stove and along the hall is unquestionably the hub of the home, in the form of a sizeable dining kitchen of similar proportions to the lounge again with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and is formed around a centre island with breakfast bar area, dual aspects, modern lighting, a Range cooker and ample provision for a dining table and chairs. There is a pantry/study, a dining room with direct access to the balcony, a sitting room, utility, seven bedrooms, four of which feature en-suite facilities, a further shower room and separate WC. Several rooms on the upper floor feature doors enjoy direct access to the aforementioned balcony and similarly on the lower floor which instead, open to the slabbed patio which is partially overhung by the balcony. The mature, tree lined gardens are predominantly lawned and feature a summer house and the driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to the double garage with power and lighting. EPC – Band D
A few things about this property:
- Currently a successful bed and breakfast business
- Substantial family home
- Just over 3000 sq ft
- Sizeable tarmacadam driveway and double, detached garage
The finer detail:
- Tree lined gardens of approximately three quarters of an acre
- Oil fired central heating
- Bramblewood meets all necessary compliance as a B&B including mains smoke alarms
- Floor to ceiling windows
- Vaulted, beamed ceilings
- Wood burning stove
- Wrap around balcony along two sides
What we love about our house
We had been looking for a home and B&B for over 2 years before we found Bramblewood and immediately fell in love with it. It is a lovely comfortable family home and a great business.. We were very clear that we did not want the B&B to encroach on our quality of life as a family and this ticked every box. The guest are included but not invasive and we never needed to tiptoe around them. We love both the feeling of being in the middle of the country - we often have deer in our garden and the birds are wonderful - but close enough to the city not to feel cut off. Loads of good schools to chose from too. The Loch is endlessly wonderful for walks, cycles, hikes and even brave swimmers and coming home after a cold swim to a wonderful log fire is magical. The village is a really hub of activity and community with a lot to offer. We will be really sad to say good-bye and Bramblewood will always have a really special place in our hearts.
Drymen is a village in the Stirling council district with a population of approximately 800. The village is popular with commuters who work in the city but yearn for the picturesque surroundings of rural life. Less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow via the A809 and only a half hour’s drive from Stirling via the A811, Drymen is well situated.
The village, which is known as the gateway to Loch Lomond, also has a number of amenities which will be appealing for those with young families. The town is well served by the local primary school, as well as a choice selection of independent shops, cafes and retailers. Drymen is also home to the Clachan, which is one of the oldest pubs in Scotland established in 1734 as well as highly regarded establishments such as the Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa and Buchanan Castle Golf Club.