My newfound love affair with new build did not blind me to a gem of a development opportunity at Croftamie, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park, writes Beverley Brown.
Moray Lodge is a substantial detached country house constructed in 1898 for a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist.
Adapted over the years, it now has three reception rooms, sunroom, spacious dining kitchen, plus utility, cloakroom and wet room on the ground floor, with five bedrooms (master en-suite) and family bathroom on the floor above. Quality was clearly built into the bricks and although the interior now requires a degree of modernisation, the house retains many stunning original features, including wood panelling and detailed plasterwork.
It also has a garage and sizeable summerhouse, with mature gardens adding to the list of desirable features, such as easy commuting to Glasgow
For sale with Slater Hogg & Howison’s Bearsden office at offers over £375,000 with a Home Report Value of £400,000, it is a fixer-upper with class.