With 16 bedrooms, Glenborrodale Castle, on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula near Acharacle, is the quintessential castle in a breathtaking setting.
Built in 1902 in red Dumfriesshire sandstone, this Baronial mansion dominates a steep, south-facing hillside overlooking Loch Sunart, the Isles of Carna and Oronsay and the Morven Hills.
At the top of the steps a faded, hand painted notice on the wall advises staff that this staircase was for the use of the Earl and his family only: the sign reads ‘Step no further Master Porter! Grand as it is, the castle is just the starting point – there is also an attendant gate lodge, garden cottage and walled garden, coach house and stable block, all within 310 acres of rolling South Ayrshire countryside that encompass a long stretch of the River Doon.
The fishing rights are included as part of the sale.
A staggering 32 bedrooms are within the walls of this 15th century castle, located in a magnificent setting just yards from the sea.
Ackergill Tower dates to 1475, but this castle was significantly extended in the 19th century.
The property is also only a short distance from the coast, with the famous Turnberry golf course within easy reach.
Hensol is an impeccable estate by the River Dee which immediately put us in mind of Balmoral, the Queen’s favourite Scottish residence.
There are four acres of grounds included which take in a walled garden and woodland.
The grounds are equally impressive: there are 30 acres including sporting rights, while there are several other accommodation buildings included – not least the extraordinary treehouse.
Rothes Glen House, just a few miles from Elgin, offers a staggering amount of castle – almost 15,000sq ft and 10 acres – considering the asking price.
Beyond the house there are huge grounds of almost 133 acres, including a boathouse and jetty, a walled garden and two islands, the Isles of Risga and Eilean an Feidh.
Dating to the 17th century, the strikingly pretty Cassillis Castle was the home of the Earls of Cassillis.