Braelossie House is believed to have been built for Alexander Lawson, a local businessman and factor for the Earl of Fife, in 1862. Constructed of sandstone under a series of pitched slate roofs, architecturally, the house is particularly attractive with …
Braelossie House is believed to have been built for Alexander Lawson, a local businessman and factor for the Earl of Fife, in 1862. Constructed of sandstone under a series of pitched slate roofs, architecturally, the house is particularly attractive with various turrets with fish scale slates, crow stepped gables and stone pediments. For many years, the house was used as a popular Hotel and restaurant, however in 2003, the property was purchased by the present owners who sympathetically and comprehensively renovated it back into a magnificent family home of great character. The extensive accommodation is provided over two and a half storeys (excluding the basement) and on the ground floor comprises: vestibule, reception hall, a magnificent drawing room with a raised gallery, an elegant music room, a well equipped kitchen / dining / living room, utility, study area and cloak room. On the second floor there are five generously sized bedrooms, three of which have en suite shower rooms whilst there is also a large family bathroom. The rooms on the second floor, with their own independent heating system, were previously used as a separate flat by the owners and managers of the Hotel, however, they are now put to various uses including an office, a playroom, a gym, bathroom and 2 / 3 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 a raised level gallery and bay window, the music room with an impressive fireplace, kitchen / living room and master bedroom are particularly impressive rooms.
Outside, the house sits in grounds extending to about 1.9 acres or thereby, including areas of lawn, a large car parking area and mature woodland which provides great privacy and seclusion. There are also various garden stores and log sheds.