Thinking about purchasing a Country House? Where To Start?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Building Surveying

Thinking about purchasing a Country House? Where To Start?

If you ask any of the rural property agents they will tell you that country house transactions in Scotland have, on the whole, been “slow” in the past few months. The Scottish Independence Referendum certainly caused a shiver to go through the property market. Purchasers are now more cautious than in the past. The Home Report, which has proved a useful lubricant in some parts of the market, is considered to be of limited value when it comes to assessing the condition and the potential cost of ownership of more substantial or unusual properties. GLM’s building surveyors, with their extensive experience of running building repair and alteration projects, are in a particularly strong position to provide sound, in depth advice to prospective purchasers. Here are some country houses in respect of which we have recently completed detailed building surveys:


Teviot Bank



“This is a highly professional and competent report. We would without hesitation recommend GLM to anyone else.”      

– Hew Dalrymple 


Hoscote House



Castle Grant






The Roundel



Netherby Hall


If you are considering purchasing a country house or estate and want to approach this exciting market with confidence, contact David Gibbon for a no-obligations chat.  GLM’s in-house team of specialists can provide building condition and structural surveys, architectural design and feasibility advice, energy and engineering advice and property market advice.