For sale with Galbraith, Brecklate, which means ‘speckled hillside’ in Gaelic, was built in 1866 by the Duke of Argyll.
Brecklate is the ancestral home of the Ralston family, many of whom emigrated as far afield as Canada and New Zealand. The former farm creamery, a room within the stone byre and now used as an office, dates from 1880.
Having been extensively renovated and re-configured by the current owners, the farmhouse offers stylish, spacious and practical family living with four/five bedrooms. The architect-designed open plan kitchen -dining-living-area provides a delightful, practical space to relax and entertain and the original farm stables has been converted into a ground floor bedroom with a delightful galleried mezzanine.
Adjoining Brecklate to the rear is a substantial former stone byre. The building is now used as a garage, boot room and kennel with the option to create stables in one of the other outbuildings if required.
Nicky Archibald, who is handling the sale for Galbraith, said:
The sale of Brecklate presents a fantastic opportunity for a family looking for a lifestyle property. This delightful farmhouse has extensive grounds including two areas of lawn, an orchard, polytunnel, two pretty tree-lined burns running through the grounds, a chicken run and two grazing paddocks.
The property’s charming past is still evident throughout, with remnants of the water wheel and an old iron sluice gate set into the hillside burn. The Duke of Argyll’s builders also clearly had a sense of humour all those years ago, having placed a carved stone heart with a face, on one of the original livestock shed walls.
In recent years, Brecklate has operated as a successful Bed & Breakfast. With two bedrooms and a sitting room that can be used and accessed independently, the property is ideally suited for use in this way offering an attractive business opportunity.
Close to Campbeltown, Brecklate is ideally situated to enjoy the great outdoors, with the internationally renowned Machrihanish Golf Course nearby, stunning walking and cycling routes, bird watching and a local riding school offering trekking adventures. On the edge of the town is a large marina with berths for visiting yachts and a chandlery, and the area is home to several whisky distilleries including the famous Springbank Distillery.
The property is situated within easy reach of the main road network. There is also an airport a few miles to the north offering daily services to Glasgow International Airport. In the summer months, a car ferry operates between Campbeltown and Ardrossan south west of Glasgow.
Brecklate is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £475,000.