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Scots Baronial Mansion Comes To The Market

One of Elgin’s most prominent and well-known houses is now for sale through Galbraith.

Braelossie House is believed to have been built for Alexander Lawson, a local businessman and factor for the Earl of Fife, in 1862. Previously run as a popular hotel and restaurant, in 2003 the property was purchased by the present owners who comprehensively renovated the property and restored it as an impressive family home of great character.

Rod Christie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said:

This is a magnificent property in the Scots Baronial style and one of the most beautiful houses in Moray. The chance to own such a property is rare and there is a real sense of arrival as you enter the grounds. 

The purchasers will benefit from very attractive, spacious accommodation and there is the potential to develop the adjacent store rooms to create perhaps a separate annexe in the future.

The extensive accommodation includes a reception hall, magnificent drawing room with a raised gallery, an elegant music room, a well-equipped kitchen / dining / living room, study, utility room, boot room, eight bedrooms, three of which have en-suite shower rooms and a large family bathroom.

The rooms on the second floor were previously used as a separate flat by the owners of the hotel, however, they are now used as an office, a playroom, a gym, bathroom and three attic bedrooms. 

In addition there is a large basement with a store room, wine cellar and boiler room. Adjoining the house is a useful outside store with a further room above which offers potential for development (subject to obtaining all necessary consents).

Braelossie House is in excellent condition and has many fine period features including some highly decorative cornicing and plasterwork, fireplaces with wood burning stoves and a magnificent stained-glass window overlooking the main staircase. The drawing room with its raised level gallery and bay window, the music room with its impressive fireplace and the master bedroom are particularly impressive rooms.

Outside, the house sits in grounds extending to about 1.9 acres, including areas of lawn and mature woodland which provides great privacy and seclusion. There are also various garden stores and log sheds.

The property is situated in a quiet residential area close to the centre of Elgin, home to a noted 13th century Cathedral, shops, restaurants and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent opportunities for leisure pursuits including golf, walking and fishing. Located about 20 minutes’ drive away is the ‘jewel’ of the Moray Coastline, the historic village of Findhorn with its sheltered bay providing excellent sailing and water sports.

Braelossie House is for sale through Galbraith for a guide price of £715,000.