Scottish couple praised for £9m restoration of castle put their own luxurious mansion on market


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.

The property offers seven acres

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.

There are 7 bedrooms in the three storey house, 4 with en-suits

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.

Bothwell House is 10 miles southeast of Glasgow City Centre

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.

The property offers a total of 7 bedrooms

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.

One of the large RV garages could be used as a workshop

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.

The treehouse is the same size as some studio flats in London

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.

The outdoor games space is multi-functional

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.