Balgonar is mentioned in a Royal Charter of King James IV and is still marked on the map. Present owners, George and Libby Elles, purchased what was left of the estate in 1994 and built a house on the site of the original mansion using the existing old stone.
Balgonar Garden Cottage was the Estate Chauffeur’s cottage in the mid-19th Century and was later extended into what it is today. Balgonar Bothy was originally part of the farm steading and is now an inviting holiday apartment
Balgonar is a working farm and is stocked with cattle, sheep and a few horses to keep them company! Beef and lamb is bred for the market, so if you would like to purchase any meat during your stay, or would like to place an order for home delivery, please talk to Libby.
We hope you enjoy your complimentary half-dozen free range eggs (laying permitting) – if you would like to purchase additional eggs please do not hesitate to ask.
For other essential provisions, the village of Saline is just a mile away and here you can find a shop, post office, and church. There is an inviting pub and restaurant about 15 minutes up the glen which is well worth a visit.