Castle Gogar is a magnificent castle with traditional Scots Baronial façades. The southern elevation features a front facing crow step gable with spired roofs to the corbelled towers either side. There are dormer windows with stone inscriptions and battlements above the central tower. Castle Gogar is believed to date from 1625 when it was built as a traditional L plan castle by the architect William Ayton for John Cowper. The property was extended in the mid 1700s and again in the 19th century when the Scots Baronial features such as the tower and turrets were added. Castle Gogar was owned for over 200 years by the Steel-Maitlands, until the death of the last family member in 2002.
The Castle was restored by the previous owners who acquired it in 2003 whilst the present owners have made a number of considerable improvements. Internally the castle has been immaculately restored but retains many original features. These include the vaulted crypt (or reception hall) on the ground floor, turnpike staircases, turrets with arrow slots and battlements. The Georgian rooms include a magnificent double bow ended first floor drawing room and beautiful panelled hall and dining room. The refurbishment incorporated everything one could ask for in a luxurious modern home. All the windows have been replaced with Ventrola sash and case windows and a modern heating system has been installed behind period style radiator covers. New panelling has been added using solid European oak. There is CAT 5 cabling to all rooms and intelligent lighting to the master bedroom and drawing room. The bathrooms are by Villeroy & Boch and Heritage, and the
magnificent kitchen and master bedroom are by Clive Christian.
The main gardens lie to the south of Castle Gogar and comprise extensive lawns interspersed with fine mature trees. There is a stone wall, lined with maturing trees, around the gardens and the original Castle Gogar gate pillars are at the entrance with automatic electric gates. A tarmaced drive with an avenue of fine stone urns leads to the turning circle in front of the castle. A paved pathway leads to a well to the side of the garden whilst a delightful rose garden has been created alongside a rockery garden and a large outside dining area and patio. The tarmaced drive continues round to the rear of the castle where there is a monobloc courtyard, with triple car port, outside the utility room and wrought iron gates leading back into the cobbled courtyard. There is a gravelled storage area behind where the temporary outbuildings have been created, incorporating a gym and games room as well as timber hay shed adjacent. Post and rail fencing creates a boundary to the triangular field beyond which is fringed by trees and the Gogar Burn. The field has been divided into four paddocks, all of which have self filling water troughs. Also incorporated into the field is a state-of-the-art floodlit Menage and a timberstable block with power and water, three loose boxes and a tack room.
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