Commanding an imposing position and enjoying a high level of privacy just a short distance from Oban town centre is Glencruitten House, a baronial country property of significant historical interest. The house boasts stunning, panoramic views from its elevated position across open countryside and the sea to Mull.
Dating back to 1897, Glencruitten was remodelled with the addition of two extensions in 1905 and 1926. These include a stunning first floor library designed by the famous Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer complete with woodwork and panelling believed to be by Clow Bros and Louis Davis stained glass windows. Within the library and included in the sale, is an original grade A-listed Ingram organ with Welte Philharmonic roleplay mechanism (not fully operational). Lorimer’s work is also evident in the impressive dining room, morning room and estate office with tower, complete with spiral stone steps leading to the library.
The property currently comprises 11 bedrooms, five bathrooms and three dining kitchens informally divided to create separate living areas. Many of the rooms feature the original wooden flooring, doors, cornicing and fireplaces, while attractive bay windows provide stunning views of the garden grounds. These can also be enjoyed from the lovely ground floor garden room and large first floor balcony.
Nicky Archibald, who is handling the sale for Galbraith, said:
A house of this prominence in such a desirable location very rarely comes on the open market. With original features in abundance and being in a stunning location it offers both a good level of seclusion whilst being close to the coastal town of Oban. Glencruitten House offers a fantastic lifestyle opportunity and development potential. The property would lend itself well as a hotel, guest house or retreat subject to the usual planning consents and has previously been granted permission for conversion for multiple occupancy use.
The extensive and very attractive gardens extend to just under 17 acres in total, much of which has been renovated and developed by the current owner. The extensive acreage provides a delightful and tranquil oasis rarely found close to Oban. The property is encircled by a large, gravel path providing a superb seating area to the rear with far reaching views to Mull. Adjoining the path is an extensive rockery dating from the 1920s which slopes down to pretty borders and a croquet lawn below with a well-stocked trout pond another charming feature.
Glencruitten benefits from being close to the popular coastal town of Oban with its wide range of shops, choice of schools, professional services and leisure facilities. From the town are regular ferry services to the Inner and Outer Isles and trains to Glasgow and beyond.
Glencruitten House, Oban, Argyll and Bute, is for sale through Galbraith at a guide price of £975,000.