A lovely category ‘C’ listed country house with secondary log cabin in 5 acres and with views to Gigha.
Balure House has never before been offered for sale on the open market. The house is an early 19th Century Scottish country house with accommodation over 2 storeys, the house is 3 bays wide with a projecting pedimented bay and round headed entrance doorway, framed by architrave-cornice pilasters. The house is of painted harled exterior and all is under a variable pitched slated roof. The house is protected by a category C listing and features detailed plasterwork on vaulted ceilings, roses and cornices. The subjects are set in parkland grounds which extend to about 5 acres or thereby and together with a range of useful outhouses there is also a good Norlog cabin which offers possible overspill to house accommodation or an income producing self-catering holiday letting property.
Outer storm door with arched fan light above, open vestibule, arch to broad entrance reception hallway with warming log burner, under stairs stores, drawing room with wood burner set in brick fireplace and hearth, Edinburgh press, home office study 1, home office study 2, formal dining room with drinks press, well equipped and fitted breakfasting kitchen with French door leading to gardens, former wash house/utility room with twin Belfast sinks, concrete floor and 2 x outside doors. Under stairs connecting passage to rear hallway, rear vestibule and door to courtyard, cloakroom & wc, return door to formal dining room.
Broad period staircase with fluted iron risers and wood turned banister, ¾ landing window flooding natural light to lower and upper hallways, bathroom at ¾ landing, full landing with vaulted ceiling, bedroom 1 (master) with, door with steps down to Jack & Jill bathroom, en suite dressing room with corner fitted press. Bedroom 2 with access to roof void, press to the side, decorative fireplace and en suite bathroom, bedroom 3 with door leading to upper rear service hallway and return staircase to lower rear hall, shower room with velux window, bedroom 4, stairs down to bedroom 5.
Balure Log Cabin
Detached Norlog cabin comprising, pool room, large sitting/entertainment room with door to veranda. Fitness room with twin leaf doors to veranda, rear hall, wc, general purpose store with mezzanine level. The cabin was built in 1974 and has light power and water.
• Attached outhouse/general purpose store.
• Boiler house together with water filtration plant and equipment.
• Garage and machinery stores.
• Potting shed.
• Detached, well vented, circular log stores.
Stone gate piers lead to a private tree lined avenue and driveway to gravel sweep at the rear of the house, vehicular access continues to Balure log cabin. Formal gardens to lawns with mixed shrubs and bushes, gravel terrace and pathway at the front of the house leading to exposed slabs of natural rock to the front lawns. A flagstone patio surrounded by a dwarf wall provides convenient space for alfresco dining and summer furniture. The gardens are fringed with mature sycamore and beech trees with leafy canopies. Areas of semi ancient native woodlands are underplanted with Montbretia and colourful rhododendrons. A convenient grazing paddock is to the front of the log cabin.
Right of Access
Balure Lodge has a right of access to its gardens and a neighbouring farmer has a right of access to a field on the right hand side at the bottom of the driveway.