Iconic tower house on mar­ket for £1m

The Galloway News - - District News - STU­ART GILLE­SPIE

A 19th cen­tury tower house of­fer­ing stun­ning views of the Sol­way has gone on the mar­ket for more than £1 mil­lion.

Bal­cary Tower near Auchen­cairn comes com­plete with a boathouse, sea­wa­ter swim­ming pool and 19 acres of land.

The C-listed tower was built around 1860 by Colonel John­stone, the Laird of Auchen­cairn House.

It is be­lieved to have been built for his French mistress who was also a gov­erness to the fam­ily.

The tower is on a rock promon­tory at the en­trance to Bal­cary Bay and is as close as it comes to liv­ing on an is­land with­out hav­ing to leave the shore.

The prop­erty is be­ing mar­keted by Gal­braith and part­ner David Cor­rie said: “Bal­cary Tower has all the el­e­ments to cre­ate a won­der­ful lifestyle in a su­perb and se­cluded coastal set­ting.

“Re­fur­bished with the at­ten­tion to de­tail and sym­pa­thy a prop­erty such as this de­serves, the tower of­fers a once in a life­time op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire a unique prop­erty in im­pec­ca­ble con­di­tion.”

As well as di­rect beach ac­cess, Bal­cary Tower has fan­tas­tic views of Bal­cary Bay and Hes­tan Is­land as well as a rock­cut swim­ming pool which fills nat­u­rally with sea wa­ter.

Tower prop­erty Bal­cary Tower near Auchen­cairn has gone on the mar­ket for more than £1 mil­lion

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