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A castellated tower which stands sentry to Balcary Bay
19th September 2011
tower house with sea views for sale
Balcary Tower, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Offers over £750,000

Castellated Tower For Sale
The three storey, Category C listed Balcary Tower is picturesquely sited on a promontory overlooking the Solway Firth and Balcary Bay. It was built around 1860 by Colonel Johnstone, the laird of Auchencairn House, to house, it is believed, his French governess and mistress.

The spacious accommodation has been extended over the years and now extends to in excess of 3000 sq ft, including four bedrooms and a spacious sitting room with a glorious picture window with expansive views across the Firth.

The house has many character features both internally and externally - there is even access to the roof where there is a flag pole (to hoist your colours when in residence) and a weather vane (which probably points permanently to rain in this part of the country).

The Tower is about 1.5 miles from the village of Auchencairn and is very private. It is set in approximately 19 acres (7.9 hectares) of land including a 12 acre paddock and is surrounded by wooded grounds. Access is through an impressive pair of wrought iron gates and by a drive of just under half a mile.

The Tower further benefits from its shore location as it boasts a sea filled swimming pool, a boat house and stores, a slipway, jetty and salmon netting rights so you could have hours of fun messing around on the water.

Balcary Tower now requires modernisation but both it and the once spectacular gardens could be easily reinstated to their former glory which, once completed, will result in a stunning and unique property with 270 degree sea views.

Selling Agents: Knight Frank (Michael Jones)
Telephone: 0131 222 9600

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