You'll want to take a closer look at this stunning castle for sale located in Glenborrodale, Scotland priced at £3.75m. The Glenborrodale Castle dates from 1902 and is a five-story Scots Baronial mansion built of red Dumfriesshire sandstone. On the castles south front, there is a ground floor that is high above the ground level and opens onto a balustrade terrace. There are curved flights of stairs that descend to further garden terraces. The castle itself dominates the steep south-facing hillside which overlooks the Loch Sunart. The panoramic view takes in the islands of Risga, Carna, and Oronsay and the Morven Hills on the far North side of the loch. The castle has additional buildings which include a Gate Lodge, boathouse, gym, a detached coach house, and jetty. The grounds of the castle extend to about 132.99 acres and include the Isle of Risga and Eilean an Feidh.
The Glenborrodale Castle is situated on the southern shore of the picturesque Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The area offers some of the most outstanding coastline scenery together with an abundance of wildlife. Some of the wildlife you might see in the area include seals, otters, porpoises, deer, golden and white-tailed eagles, and a wide range of other birdlife which are frequently seen from the property. Activities you can enjoy include angling, sailing, kayaking, and whale watching. Local amenities are available in the nearby villages of Salen and Acharacle including a primary school, shops, doctor, dentist, and hotels.
The Glenborrodale Gardens on the Ardnamurchan peninsula overlook Loch Sunart and the hills of Morvern. The Glenborrodale gardens support an interesting juxtaposition of both formal and informal areas, together with a beautiful ornamental lake. The gardens showcase a diverse range of ornamental species and are renowned for their fine collection of rhododendrons. There is also a lovely large walled garden of blue brick with ashlar copes and ornate wrought iron gates.
The Glenborrodale Castle is an asymmetric baronial-style mansion. The castle has a 5 story tower, with a cap house and pedimented panel, abutting a dormered two-story (plus an attic) chateau-styled residence with a balustrade terrace and curved stairs descending to the gardens. There is a castellated two-story turret house that completes the eastern side of the castle. The castle entrance is through a segmented-headed doorway in a projected squared porch in the gabled north elevation. The castle was constructed in red sandstone by Sydney Mitchell between 1898 and 1902, replacing the earlier house of Charles Duneill Rudd. The style of the castle is Scots Renaissance, with detailed ornamentation on the woodwork, stonework, and glazing which adds to its decorative and Jacobean appeal.
Other buildings on the site include former stables of bull-faced rubble with ashlar dressing and an impressive lodge house, in the Arts and Crafts Scots free style tradition. This castle is a very impressive and architecturally ornate castle built in the romantic style surrounded by some lovely gardens, which support a fine collection of rhododendrons. Both the castle and the property are impressive in a beautiful part of Scotland.
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