Beattock House is a Victorian 7-bedroom detached property of attractive red brick construction, positioned within mature grounds of (Approx.) 5.48 acres
The property is thought to date from around 1850 and was built by the Hay family whose business was in Glasgow and who used the house as holiday accommodation. The property is B-Listed and has extensive accommodation (around 5,447 sq. ft.) arranged over lower ground, ground and first floors, which has been substantially upgraded by the current owners and has a number of original historic features including ornate fireplaces, staircase and ceiling cornicing.
The property is currently used for holiday rentals and would be suitable for a number of uses going forward including hospitality, residential and institutional. Beattock House is currently being used as luxury self-catering accommodation and is the perfect location for a large group or celebration and is able to sleep 16, but would also be suitable for a number of uses including hospitality, residential and institutional.
The house is approached through an entrance vestibule which leads into the main reception hall. This is a spectacular space, lit by 2 cupolas and giving access to the principal accommodation. There are five principal reception rooms on the ground floor making it ideal for entertaining. The drawing room has a beautiful, decorative cornice, a parquet floor, a log burning stove with a beautiful, marble surround and links directly into the dining room through double doors. The dining room has a fabulous bay window with ornate, panelled woodwork. Doors from the dining room lead into the morning room, which is ideal for informal dining. There is also a library with an extensive range of fitted bookshelves which connects into the billiard room via a double door. The kitchen is spacious and has an oil-fired Aga, a gas range and a range of fitted units including an island unit. Accessed from the kitchen, is a pantry and a laundry room and a separate door leads into the original butlers pantry. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a WC and a shower room.
The first-floor accommodation is arranged around the central staircase. There are 7 bedrooms in total: 3 have en suite bathrooms or shower rooms, 1 has an en suite WC and the other 3 are serviced by 2 separate bathrooms.
The lower ground floor was formally used as staff accommodation and the public bar when the property was run as a hotel. This would now easily convert into a separate flat for additional family or staff. The lower ground floor also houses an extensive wine cellar with original stone wine bin. Also on this level, but accessed from the outside, is a boiler room, which has 2 separate oil-fired boilers installed in the autumn of 2013.
The property has mains electric and water, private drainage and oil-fired central heating.
Beattock House is approached by a tree-lined drive, which is part-shared with the Osprey, a bungalow to the west and behind Beattock House. This is not included in the sale but could be purchased by way of separate negotiation. This driveway leads to gravelled parking and turning area to the front of the house. Within the grounds, there are some wonderful, mature trees which include lime, copper beech, rowan, oak, conifers and chestnut. Immediately surrounding the house, there are extensive lawns and shrub borders.
Touring Caravan Site
To the south-east and in front of the house, there is a large area of parkland formerly used as a touring caravan site with space for 24 pitches. This has a substantial ornamental pond at its centre and an island. Towards the north of this, is the former services block for the caravan site. From here, a pathway meanders along the banks of the Evan Water.
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Fixtures and Fittings
A full inventory will be completed to detail all personal items excluded from the sale or items subject to a lease.
The present owner has already publicised the establishment, locally, nationally and internationally via Booking.com. This means that anyone wishing to continue operating as a holiday rental, will hit the ground running as they will have immediate income/bookings at their disposal.
The price will be complete with goodwill and trade contents but excludes personal items. Stock at valuation.
For reasons of confidentiality, no direct approach may be made to the business. All viewings must be arranged through McEwan Fraser Legal.
Touring Caravan Site
An area of parkland within the site was formally used as a touring caravan site (Approx 3.2 Acres). This comprises 24 pitches and a services block which now requires refurbishment. This is available by way of separate negotiation for the sum of £94,995.
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