Falkirk property: Charming 8-bedroom country house set in enchanting and secluded private grounds
Balquhatstone House is a magnificent period mansion on the outskirts of Slamannan which stands within approximately 16 acres of stunning private grounds, and includes a two-bedroom gate lodge and walled kitchen garden.
The main house comprises, on the ground floor, reception hall, drawing room, morning room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, vase store, laundry, two bathrooms, cook’s bedroom, former maid’s room and a store room.
The first floor features a master bedroom with dressing room, four further double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and separate WC, family bathroom, bedroom six/nursery, and a billiards room with adjoining hobby room and WC, while the second floor has a double bedroom, box room and attic room.
A traditional coach house, set around a courtyard, offers a number of outbuildings including a double garage, two large sheds, workshops, stores rooms, a wash house and a loft, while there is also a detached double garage/boathouse and the remains of a stone cottage in the woodland.
The sumptuous grounds comprise a well-balanced combination of landscaped gardens, mature woodland and paddocks, and include sweeping lawns, herbaceous borders, an ornamental pond, former bowling lawn, a meandering burn and a former curling pond, as well as a splendid walled kitchen garden to the east of the house.
Available for sale with the main house, or as a separate lot, the stone-built West Lodge stands sentry at the main gates and comprises entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, family bathroom, and attic room, as well as having its own private garden.
On the market with Rettie & Co for offers over £820,000 for both buildings, more details can be found HERE.