Country houses for sale

Historic Scottish house for sale

An outstanding example of Scottish Georgian architecture, Barcaldine House, has just come onto the market. The property was originally part of the extensive estates of the Campbell of Breadalbane, a virtual empire at the time the house was built.

The property was designed by James Duff, built in 1709, and extended in 1733. However, over the years the estate fell into disrepair and much of the land was sold off. It was bought and renovated 14 years ago, and most recently has been operating as an exclusive B&B with self-catering cottages.

The house itself has a suite of reception rooms, including a particularly fine drawing room and dining room. On the first floor the vaulted billiard room is of high drama and the smoking room next door is the ideal after dinner entertainment room. There are also eight good-sized bedrooms, all en-suite.

The service accommodation has been converted into six self-catering cottages which are very much in demand for rent. The house stands in one acre of land, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped with some fine trees and shrubs which provide interest all year.

William Jackson of CKD Galbraith’s said: ‘Barcaldine is an outstanding country house in a fine setting. Currently run as a 4 Star AA bed and breakfast, it also provides six cottages suitable for self catering. In other words, Barcaldine offers a great style and a most useful income.

‘We have already had over 15 viewers for this stunning house and many are looking for a lifestyle change wishing to evolve a business in these stunning surroundings, but also enjoy the privilege of living in one of Scotland’s most historic and interesting country houses.’

The house is ideally located for those wishing to explore the West Coast of Scotland with easy access to the mountains of Glencoe, sandy beach at Tralee Bay, Islands of Mull, Iona and Lismore, as well as the towns of Oban and Fort William. Day to day needs are provided locally at Benderloch which includes a local school with an excellent small primary school in Barcaldine.

Offers over £810,000 are being invited for Barcaldine House. For further information, contact William Jackson of CKD Galbraith on 01738 451111 or email