A historic castle dating back to 1905 and located amidst the beauty of the North West Scottish Highlands has been put on the market for just £900,000. The extensive Carbisdale Castle was originally built for Mary Caroline, Duchess of Sutherland and features a grand hall, a ballroom and a billiards room.
The castle stretches on 40,000 square feet and requires expensive repairs to be restored to its full glory. It does, however, feature intricate wood-carved staircases, spectacular French windows, well-preserved wooden beams and flooring and stone fireplaces. It even has its own clock tower and due to its strategic location on a hilltop – reveals panoramic views of the surrounding lands.
Other spectacular features of Carbisdale Castle are a large library and a minstrel’s gallery – which is a raised balcony for musicians to play during a feast or ball.. Some of the original marble statues, paintings and other artwork have remained as most were sold at a $1-million auction in 2015.
Part of the estate is 16 acres of land including a loch. After the property was gifted to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and temporarily made into a backpacking sensation – significant refurbishments were carried out, bringing it closer to its former grandeur.
Originally put up for sale in 2014 for £1.2 million, now the asking price has been cut by 25 per cent. There are 40 bedrooms, magnificent stone fireplaces, ornate stone and wood carvings and fine panelling. The property is rich in history and will make an incredible trophy home once it undergoes certain restorations and remodelling. It also boasts castellated parapets and circular turrets. Vaulted ceilings and intricate detailing add to the magnificence of the regal property.
This is a “unique opportunity” to acquire one of Scotland’s finest and most infamous estates for a bargain price.