HD Video Available. Built in 2000, Millburn House is a truly striking, privately commissioned, six bedroom home offering eleven principal apartments of some 3600 sq ft and enjoys an idyllic setting within the exclusive Buchanan Castle Estate. This leafy, tree-lined estate is formed around the iconic ruins of Buchanan Castle, next to Buchanan Castle Golf Club and the home is set amidst elaborate garden grounds of almost one acre with the lovely Mill Burn River running alone one side. Set within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, there is a network of signposted walking paths and the West Highland Way providing easy walking links to the centre of the village of Drymen featuring a choice of restaurants, hotels, The Clachan Inn (Scotland’s oldest, licensed pub), local shops and excellent primary school feeding into Balfron High school. The paths also leads north to Balmaha and Rowardennan lying on the shores of Loch Lomond.
On arrival, a beautiful stone wall with external lighting is furnished by two electric gates which open with an expansive, block paved driveway offering private parking for several vehicles. Your immediate impression is the peaceful setting coupled with the lovely sounds of the small burn running alongside the generous lawned gardens which are interspersed with plants, shrubs and mature trees. A choice of seating areas include two large slabbed patios, an elevated timber deck providing an ideal platform from which to enjoy the views and there is a charming summer house and further hexagonal garden house accommodating a hot tub (included in the sale). The gardens afford uninterrupted views across the neighbouring fields and countryside and are well-screened by mature trees. A beautiful front door by renowned interior designer, Paul Hodgkiss is the first hint of a number of fine examples of his work continuing throughout much of the home including door surrounds, mirrors and vanity units.
The double height hallway leads to the formal lounge, a sitting room and the hub of the home is unquestionably the refitted kitchen formed around a centre island and opens to the dining area and family room. The specification includes Silestone surfaces, Karndean flooring, low level and under unit lighting, a range of integrated appliances and six windows overlooking the gardens. There is a utility room and a games room with fully fitted bar featuring granite surfaces and sliding doors to the garden. A garden room/conservatory opens to the decking and there are Two WC s on the ground floor and a study/bedroom six. Stairs then lead to the galleried landing off which, are five double bedrooms, three of which have adjoining en-suite facilities with the remaining two bedrooms served by a modern and beautifully tiled shower room. The décor is light and neutral throughout and further features include an alarm system, double-glazing and gas fired central heating. In summary, a magnificent family home of generous proportions in an idyllic setting within easy commuting distance of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. EPC – Band D
A few things about this property:
- Bespoke design of eleven principal apartments
- Around 3600 sq ft
- Recently upgraded specification
- Expansive garden grounds featuring a small burn
- Backing on to open countryside
The finer detail:
- Double height hallway featuring galleried landing
- Refitted dining kitchen opening to family room
- Silestone and granite surfaces
- Games room
- Landscaped gardens
- Two summer houses, one of which features a hot tub
- Efficient double-glazing
- Charging point for electric vehicles
- Newly installed Worcester Bosch boiler (February 2018) with seven year warranty
- Featuring many design elements by designer, Paul Hodgkiss
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.