A SCOTTISH couple who spent £9m transforming a 14th Century castle into a 5 star luxury hotel have now put up their own luxurious family home up for sale.
Steve Timoney and Alison Reid-Timoney’s Georgian property boasts a 12-metre air-conditioned swimming pool, bar, cinema, stables and a hot tub for eight – all for £1.9m.
The B-listed mansion near Glasgow also has seven acres of land and even a treehouse, complete with electricity, that is bigger than many London studio flats.
The Timoneys were widely praised after buying and restoring 14th Century Crossbasket Castle in High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire in 2011. The castle was on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register but is now a successful luxury hotel and wedding venue.
Pictures of their own home, Bothwellpark House, in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, show the couple lavished the same care and attention on extensive refurbishment after buying in 2006.
Sellers Knight Frank believe the sale offers a unique opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored Georgian family home ideally located to experience village life whilst being close to Glasgow city centre.
Bothwellpark House, which is on sale for offers over £1,875,000, is situated in a private position on the edge of Bothwell just north of the River Clyde but is only 10 miles southeast of Glasgow city centre.
Designed by Scottish architect James Playfair, the house was constructed in the late 18th century with two symmetrical wings added in 1991 and 2006.
The property has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in total and all over an impressive three stories.
There is also a 12.3 x 4.3m indoor air conditioned swimming pool with sauna, steam room, external 8 person hot tub, gymnasium and bespoke cinema room.
Within the seven acres the house offers, there is a courtyard of traditional outbuildings including a large garage, with space for four cars, an RV garage or workshop and attractive purpose built kennels.
By the entrance to the gates, the equestrian facilities including 8 stalls, tack room, hay barn, feed store and a summer house.
There property also features a floodlit all-weather sand and rubber 40m x 20m ménage.
A fenced walkway leads from the stables to 4 hard standing turn out paddocks and multiple grazing areas. Additional large grazing areas and galloping track are available for equestrian use.
There is also a spectacular three tier treehouse with wood burning stove, and a floodlit multi use games area used for tennis, basketball, and football – complete with spectators pavilions.
Sellers Frank Knight wrote about the house: “The sale offers a unique opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored Georgian family home which has been finished to a very high standard with privacy and equestrian facilities, yet ideally positioned to experience local village life and close to Glasgow city.”
Steve Timoney founded the stock market listed group Smart Metering Systems, and he and his wife are now directors of their own investment company, Lochlane Investments Limited.