Scottish Castle for sale

May 7, 2009 · Filed Under History 

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If you ever fancied owning a Scottish Castle, and don’t mind moving out of Nairn to the area around Wick – oh, and you have £5 million in your pocket – there’s something at Rightmove you might be interested in:

Ackergill Tower

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Magnificent castle with vaulted entrance hall, smoking room, study, billiards room, double vaulted dining hall and pipers gallery, drawing room, morning room, 17 bedrooms each with en-suite bath or shower rooms, extensive ancillary and staff quarters, office and cellars

A range of Victorian courtyard buildings have been adapted to provide fully self- contained guest cottages of significant stature and includes Britain’s most northerly Opera House, a secondary dining room and kitchen as well as the estate workshop, stables and tack room, 2 further detached estate houses, Victorian walled garden.

Magnificent tree house, two Listed doo’cots.

Gardens and parkland extending to about 30 acres

Shooting and fishing rights leased over 4000 acres of the neighbouring Hempriggs Estate .

Ackergill Tower is situated right on the edge of the sea overlooking the glorious sandy beach at Sinclair’s Bay on the very north east corner of mainland Scotland just 3miles north of Wick and only 15 miles south of John O’Groats.

It is a stunningly peaceful yet dramatic location, punctuated with long summer days and winter nights highlighted by the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and with views across the sea to the Orkney Isles.

Of course, plenty of opportunities to entertain friends in style:

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In the meantime, if that sounds like too much housework, then Cawdor Castle finally opened again to the public at the beginning of this week – though without any suggestion of being up for sale. :)

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3 Responses to “Scottish Castle for sale”

  1. M.Mackintosh on March 18th, 2010 4:06 pm

    Despite much effort there are still no signs of Fishertown getting a bus service. Is Fishertown the only area in Nairn to be so discriminated against. Once again I have seen the No 20 bus (town service) parked up at the old bus station. How long does it take to run the bus down Harbour Street to the Harbour? Why are our councillors not fighting our corner – when the clinic moves to the new hospital the situation will be really serious

  2. James R. Heggie on December 31st, 2010 1:52 am

    My family cane from Scotland and I really would like to live there. I am retiring soon and looking for a goon investment and a place to live. Do you think the people would accept a transplant texas cowboy?

  3. Brian Turner on January 4th, 2011 12:50 pm

    Shouldn’t be a problem at all, James. :)