Loaningdale House, which was built in the mid nineteenth century, is an interesting and spacious traditional country house with generously proportioned rooms arranged over two main floors with an extensive stable courtyard which has been incorporated into the main …
Loaningdale House, which was built in the mid nineteenth century, is an interesting and spacious traditional country house with generously proportioned rooms arranged over two main floors with an extensive stable courtyard which has been incorporated into the main accommodation. The house retains a host of period features from cornicing in some rooms, charming fireplaces and an interesting tower.
More modern buildings are attached to the east side of the house incorporating a gymnasium, work rooms and storage, together with separate classroom blocks and ancillary buildings.
There is also a substantial accommodation block built in the early 1960s extending to about 13,000 sq
ft on two main floors with staff flats, dormitories bathrooms and a large commercial kitchen and dining room.
There are two separate substantial garage blocks used as storage.
Loaningdale is set in delightful grounds extending to about 10 acres with a large open area used as playing fields with an attractive backdrop of trees and woodland.
The property represents an important opportunity for further development or adaption of the existing buildings for the widest variety of uses (subject to any necessary planning consent).
Loaningdale is an attractive residential education centre set around a fine traditional country house in a
rural yet accessible location near the boundary of South Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders about 1/2
mile from the centre of Biggar. The area is well known for its unspoilt countryside and for the diversity
of sporting and recreational pursuits available. There are excellent opportunities in the area for hill
walking, mountain biking and horse riding together with other rural pursuits.
Biggar is a thriving small town with a population of about 2300 which has an excellent selection of local
independent shops together with a golf course, tennis courts, rugby club, museums, restaurants a
bowling club and Biggar Puppet Theatre together with a thriving Drama Club and an annual Arts and
Music Festival. Loaningdale is centrally situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow and the M74
motorway south is about 12 miles away. Both primary and secondary schooling is available in Biggar
and there are a number of private schools in Edinburgh. There is a regular bus service from Biggar north
to Edinburgh and south to Moffat and Dumfries.
From Edinburgh or the south take the A702 towards Biggar and in the town centre turn north onto the
B7016 signed to Carnwath. Loaningdale is located on the right hand side of the road through the
signed gates along a pretty driveway to the house.