Dunskaith House, Balnapaling

by Brian Scott August. 22, 2020 593 views

As I've said before, I am originally from the North of Scotland, my folks live just outside Inverness and the entire area is just chock a block with beautiful scenery, walks, beaches, old and historic sites, I love it. That said, so is Wales so my retirement plans are difficult.

Anyway, we visited Cromarty several times, I'll maybe post some more abandoned stuff form there, and across the mouth of the firth is an old building .... I've always wondered. So, on one of my after work explorations, I drove there.

Dunskaith House servants quarters front view

Dunskaith House servants quarters front view

Dunskaith House servants quarters - rear, side view

Dunskaith House servants quarters - rear, side view

I think it's still a lovely old building, the main house long gone .... sad to see it left to rot.

Dunskaith House servants quarters - rear, side view

Dunskaith House servants quarters - rear, side view

Dunskaith House servants quarters - rear view

Dunskaith House servants quarters - rear view

The site has been cleared, a little, or, is being? Not to sure. Some surrounding buildings have almost been buried and they look extremely interesting.

There's an open door in the rear which allowed access to the building itself and it's still in decent condition.

One of the outhouses had a lovely old chair and remains of an old suitcase.

A communal space?

A communal space?

The downstairs was in total darkness, all the windows being covered up but, upstairs was open and accessible

Down the corridor to ....

Down the corridor to ....

Shared bathroom?

Shared bathroom?

I loved all the woodwork, still in good condition, the floors all dry and secure.

At the other end of the corridor, up a couple of steps was, what I imagine to be a bar area?

The views are quite .......

The views are quite .......

I could almost imagine doing this up, what a lovely space to live in. The surrounding area is beautiful, peaceful.

Mystery building

Mystery building

One of the buildings at the rear has had beautiful windows in it, was it a church, chapel?

No longer required?

No longer required?

After a good wander around, I headed up onto the headland, there are wartime structures up there

It was only after researching the area, recently, that I came upon this brochure

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Gethin Thomas 1 year, 1 month ago

Love it round there. Rented a cottage in Cromarty for a week years ago. Oil rigs and dolphins. I went to the shop Sunday morning for a paper at ten to eleven. No papers, they hadn't arrived, she said they are normally there about eleven as they came from Inverness. So for ten minutes we walked around the sea front and wandered back to the shop. "Have the papers arrived yet"? "Yes, but I'm sorry they've sold out." You couldn't make it up. Country life.

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Brian Scott Replied to Gethin Thomas 1 year, 1 month ago

Love it. Bloody tourists buying all the papers 🤣🤣🤣 there's so much to see, do and explore up there, we've been considering moving back 👍

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