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Gothic Balgray Tower with 50ft turret on sale for £220,000

A Gothic villa complete with a reputedly haunted 50ft tower and surrounded by modest semi-detached homes and council blocks is up for sale for just £220,000.

The 19th century Balgray Tower dwarfs its neighbours in Springburn, Glasgow and enjoys one of the best views in the city. 

The Grade B-listed fairytale property, complete with battlements and arrow slits, is on the market for £220,000 – in an area where the average property costs just £65,000.

A spiral staircase leads to the top of the tower, from which 360-degree views of the city – including neighbours – can be enjoyed. 

The 1830 property, which is also known as Breeze’s Tower or Duncan’s Tower, also features its own mature and well maintained private gardens.

This Gothic villa complete with a 50ft  tower is for sale in a modest Glasgow street of two-storey, semi-detached homes for £220,000

The home has been 'carefully and sympathetically maintained by the present owner' and is worth four times more than neighbouring properties

The home has been ‘carefully and sympathetically maintained by the present owner’ and is worth four times more than neighbouring properties

 The property boasts a garden room packed with greenery that leads into the private walled garden

 The property boasts a garden room packed with greenery that leads into the private walled garden

A spiral staircase leads to the top of the tower, from which 360-degree views of the city - including neighbours - can be enjoyed

A spiral staircase leads to the top of the tower, from which 360-degree views of the city – including neighbours – can be enjoyed

The tower, which is said to be haunted by a maid who lived and died there, was built for the merchant owner to watch for ships containing his goods arriving on the Clyde.

The grand property has high ceilings and is packed with original features 

The grand property has high ceilings and is packed with original features 

According to the sellers Purple Bricks, the home has been ‘carefully and sympathetically maintained by the present owner’.

The brochure states: ‘A truly unique opportunity to acquire this ‘B’listed character home offering stunning accommodation in this stand-out property.

‘Originally built in the early 19th century in the style of David Hamilton, this gothic villa with castellated tower has a fascinating history and the property is truly one of the most interesting and unforgettable homes introduced recently to the Glasgow market.

‘The Castellated Tower which is accessed by a spiral staircase gives stunning panoramic 360 degree views of all parts of Glasgow and beyond.

‘The Tower has round -headed bipartites, some with hood- moulds and slits.’

They added: ‘The property sits within its own mature and well maintained private gardens with driveways at either side of the home and good sized garage provide ample off street parking. 

‘It has been carefully and sympathetically maintained by the present owners and its internal presentation truly reflects the character and ambience of the home.’

The tower, which is said to be haunted by a maid who lived and died there, was built for the merchant owner to watch for ships containing his goods arriving on the Clyde

The tower, which is said to be haunted by a maid who lived and died there, was built for the merchant owner to watch for ships containing his goods arriving on the Clyde

The 1830 property, one of the most recognisable in Glasgow, has its own mature and well maintained private gardens.

The 1830 property, one of the most recognisable in Glasgow, has its own mature and well maintained private gardens.

The house and tower was built in around 1830 in the style of architect David Hamilton, who designed the notable Nelson Monument in Glasgow

The house and tower was built in around 1830 in the style of architect David Hamilton, who designed the notable Nelson Monument in Glasgow

The home was built in around 1830 in the style of achitect David Hamilton who designed the notable Nelson Monument in Glasgow city centre.

According to the website British Listed Buildings, the home was built for Duncan of Mosesfield for whom Hamilton had worked before.

And the Lost Glasgow Facebook page says local legend claims there are two ghosts: one of a maid who died in the tower and another of a lady in a long green dress carrying a small pet dog.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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