An attractive country house situated at the foot of the impressive Campsie Fells with hill ground, woodland and awonderful walled garden close to Glasgow
Ballagan itself is an exclusive enclave of nine properties containing the Ballagan mansion house, which has been subdivided into five large conversions, in addition to The Lodge, The Barn, The Cottage and the largest of the properties, The Stables.The property is approached via the shared driveway that runs past Ballagan House, over the attractive Ballagan Burn, terminating in a tarmac parking area to the side of the house. The property is situated in a scenic position with the backdrop of the Campsie Fells.The Stables is understood to date back to 1903 with an extension added in the 1970s. Constructed of local stone beneath a pitched slate roof, The Stables is a beautifully designed property, centred around a stone flagged south facing courtyard. Whilst it has been modernised and refurbished by the current owners, it has retained many period features throughout including beautiful woodwork, stone walls and beamed ceilings. The living room has full wood panelling on three walls and exposed stone wall on theremainder. The dining room is an elegant room, with wood burning stove and first floor balcony. A door leads through to the L-shaped drawing with focal point wood burning stove, floor to ceiling windows, and doors leading out both sides into the garden and courtyard. The dining kitchen benefitsfrom wonderful views overlooking the hill ground above.Outbuildings, Gardens & GroundsThere is an integral double garage and single garage. Doors open out from the drawing room to a south facing, stone flagged courtyard. There is an enclosed garden to the side of the house with the attractive Ballagan burn forming a border together with mixed mature woodland. There are two footbridges which cross the burn.A short distance to the south of the house, there is a wonderful, productive walled garden extending to about 0.5 acres. It comprises beautifully maintained lawns and flower beds, as well as an ornamental garden and an ancient yew tree. The walled garden also grows a variety of fruittrees, soft fruit bushes and vegetables. There is also a greenhouse and wood store. Next to the Walled Garden there is an additional double garage with workshop. From the back of the house there is an area of open hill ground to the northwest which extends to about 2.6 acres and rises to a high point of about 160 metres above sea level. Between thehill ground and the burn, there is an area of woodland which forms part of the Ballagan Glen which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its outstanding natural beauty.To the east of the Ballagan burn, there is a block of mixed mature woodland extending to about 11.61 acres. There is a woodland walk which passes the ruin of a building called the Pavilion, which has development potential (subject to planning consent). The southern end of the woodland adjoins the main road, with a gate giving access to rough grazing that could be turned into a pony paddock.As well as the owned private grounds, the nine properties share the all-weather tennis court and surrounding meadowland.
The Stables at Ballagan is situated in a private position at the foot of the Campsie Fells and was originally the stables for Ballagan Estate, dating back to the mid-18th century. The Ballagan Burn, which descends through the well-known Spout of Ballagan, winds down through the gardens of theproperty.The property is situated just outside the village of Strathblane and only 5 miles north of the town of Milngavie. Strathblane has a good range of local amenities including several well-stocked local shops, two hotels, a primaryschool with a bus service provided to secondary school, as well as a village hall, tennis club, bowling green and hotel. The town of Milngavie is only a ten-minute drive away and has a more extensive range of service