With 4 double bedrooms and one twin or triple if requested and a bunk room the Estate House, built in 2002, is spacious at 580 sq metres throughout and furnished to a high standard.
Each of the five large uniquely designed double bedrooms offer views to the garden and the Estate. The five ensuite bathrooms are equiped with toilet, basin and shower over bath. The four upstairs bedrooms can accommodate two to three people (double bed or twin beds, plus an additional put down single bed).
The Master Suite, located on the ground floor, offers the comfort of a large double bed as well as a single daybed. French doors lead out into the garden and the magnificient en-suite bathroom offers pure luxury with his and hers basins, free standing claw foot bath tub and wet-room shower. These features make the Master Suite suitable for wheelchair access.
The library on the groundfloor offers comfortable seating with a large four seater sofa, snuggler, armchair and open fire. It features a large selection of books as well as DVDs, a stereo system for CDs and MP3 players (with linked speakers in the library, kitchen and upstairs lounge), Satellite TV and DVD player.
The open-plan kitchen/ dining/ breakfast area is equipped with all mod cons: two ovens, induction hob, microwave and large fridge freezer. The kitchen has a large fully equipped pantry. The seating in the dining area is flexible and can be adjusted according to your needs - with two large extendable tables it can seat 8 to 24 people. The double sided multi-fuel stove between dining and breakfast area provides cosyness and warmth.
Another woodburning stove is located in the upstairs lounge with a set of french doors on either side of the stove leading onto the large terrace. This large room has four large windows overlooking the garden and a double height ceiling giving the room a bright and airy feel. A large round table with seating for 6-8 people is perfect for playing cards and having a drink in the evening. With the use of a projector the three three seater sofas in this room lend themselves to become a luxury cinema room and make it possible to enjoy movies on a larger scale.
The exclusive 20m indoor heated swimming pool is great for exercising or having a paddle with the kids. It is 1,2m deep throughout and heated by an air-sourced heat pump May - September depending on the climate and bookings. There is a wetroom shower and toilet as part of the pool complex. The pool is accessible via the backhall of the house, however the door to the pool is lockable (by two locks) to safeguard children from using the pool unsupervised.
There is also a well equiped utility room, which offers the use of two washing machines as well as a dryer, an additional sink, a drying rack, airers, iron, ironing board, hoover and the obligatory mop and bucket.
The Main House's entrance has steps as well as a ramp and the downstairs is suitable for wheelchair access.
In addition to the large Baron's House the Estate also has a Lodge with 3 bedrooms and a cosy Cottage availble for self-catering, accommodating up to 4 people.
With two windturbines we produce our own electricity. Our water comes from a Highland Spring and we process our own waste via our reed bed pond system. All wood for the open fires, which we can be supply at cost, comes from our own forest.
The Main House at Ballimore was built in 2002 in front of the original 15th century ruin. Clan MacCorqudale were rewarded the lands by King MacAlpine in the 9th Century for great deeds in Battle, the Lands Castles and Estate are the historic home of this clan. The MacCorqudale clan ruled over these lands for over 1200 years, much historically evidence can be found on the Estate.
This beautiful big house is ideal for larger groups such as families, painting or walking groups seeking privacy within a unique and peaceful environment.
Ballimore is very secure with only 1 entrance road which travels 2 km up the estate lands before finally arriving at the house grounds. You will see the Highland cattle herd (fold) and the young furry calfs on your drive through the EstateGet the full listing »