Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A Castle for £130k

Scottish castle on sale for just £130,000; it comes without a roof and is located near the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire

 

A castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland is for sale for £130,000 ($168,000, €143,000 or درهم616,000) in spite of being nothing other than a roofless shell.

 

Reduced in price from £150,000 ($193,000, €165,000 or درهم710,000) and dating to 1565, Knockhall Castle in the coastal village of Newburgh, near Aberdeen is described as “having been in the current owner’s family for hundreds of years” and was accidentally burnt to the ground by Jamie Fleming, “a servant fool” of then owners the Udny of that Ilk family, in 1734.

 

Presented in “stabilised” condition, the B-listed building stands on a small plot accessed by a private road. It is close to the Trump International Golf Links course at Balmedie and Forvie Sands, a designated nature conservation area populated by seals.

 

Savills have the listing and market the structure as “a blank canvas for someone to develop the building’s full potential as a spectacular family home or business.”

 

A Castle for £130k – Knockhall Castle, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £130,000 ($168,000, €143,000 or درهم616,000) through Savills – In need of complete renovation and currently a roofless shell.A Castle for £130k – Knockhall Castle, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £130,000 ($168,000, €143,000 or درهم616,000) through Savills – In need of complete renovation and currently a roofless shell.A Castle for £130k – Knockhall Castle, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £130,000 ($168,000, €143,000 or درهم616,000) through Savills – In need of complete renovation and currently a roofless shell. A Castle for £130k – Knockhall Castle, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £130,000 ($168,000, €143,000 or درهم616,000) through Savills – In need of complete renovation and currently a roofless shell. 

Of this fixer-upper, in which James VI is reported to have stayed in July 1589, Historic Scotland add:

 

Knockhall Castle, in the parish of Foveran, is situated near the mouth of the river Ythan and was probably built in 1565 as an L plan towerhouse of three stories and an attic with a projecting staircase tower on its northside. The tower does not have a parapet and the gables have skews rather than crowsteps. To the south of the castle there was an enclosed courtyard, but all that now remains of this is a fragmentary round tower at the south east angle of the enclosure which incorporated a dovecot on its upper level. The tower has undergone significant alteration, probably in the second quarter of the 17th century.”

 

“The tower is lit by large rectangular windows in the south and east walls. These are arranged more or less symmetrically and their raised margins suggest they are insertions dating to the mid 17th century. The earlier windows which have survived have a typical roll moulding of mid 16th century type, and some appear to have had gunloops in their sills. The basement is pierced by a number of wide-mouthed gunloops but also has some fairly large windows which have the raised margins of the 17th century windows.”

 

“The entrance is in the re-entrant angle and the lintel of the door is inscribed with the date 1565. Above this are two empty heraldic panels and at eaves level there is a projecting stone shelf which appears to have been intended to shed water away from the entrance doorway. The doorway gives access to a corridor running the length of the building and leads to the main stair. Entered off the corridor, on the left, is the kitchen, complete with fireplace, sink and drain. The main block contains a large cellar also with a sink and drain. Both spaces are vaulted although that over the kitchen has collapsed.”

 

“The circular stair is wide and provides access both to the principal upper floors in the main block and to those in the wing. The tower is externally complete and in there is often sufficient evidence for a tower to be restored for modern occupation without detracting from its historic significance.”

 

“The planning of this tower, with a large stair serving the two wings, and with ample light through the large rectangular windows, would also make its adaptive re-use possible.”

 

“It should be noted that there is significant potential for associated archaeology surrounding the tower. In schemes of adaptive re-use, archaeology is an important issue to be addressed.”

 

5e3b97728b2e4bf58c9ff7822befe328?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The Steeple Times
We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

12 COMMENTS

  1. What a f***ing dump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wrecking ball urgently required!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not worth $1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or ——– lock Nicola Sturgeon in it and fill with concrete!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then it would be a memorial to her nonsensical Scottish independence campaign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yolanda? Would one of your exceedingly rich clients want to conserve a bit of Scottish history and renovate it? it would take serious money and you’d probably be doing it as a fun project, not for profit. Thoughts?

    • Thank you, Margaret.
      What a spliffing idea!
      I will have a word with my dear friend Sir Phillip Green. A true Scot with a great sense of history. As a property professional he trusts my unerring judgement

  3. As a property professional this looks a bit of a ‘doer up’.
    I would think it needs a few ‘toilets’ and a Mark Wilkinson kitchen before any of my clients might be interested.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Advertisement
Advertisement

Become a Patron of The Steeple Times

Independent journalism will only remain independent if it is supported by clear-thinking people like you. We each have the command to make a real difference. Join us.

2,668FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
10,869FollowersFollow

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this very British site, it helps us grow. Your data is protected and The Steeple Times will send you an email at noon everyday that we rather trust you will enjoy.

Advertisement

Other Stories You May Enjoy

Hollie Doyle Amtiyaz Royal Ascot 2021 winner

Runners & Riders – Day 2, Royal Ascot 2021

Matthew Steeples analyses the top tipsters’ selections for Day 2 of Royal Ascot 2021 after scoring a 33/1 winner yesterday.
Royal Ascot 2021

Runners & Riders – Day 1, Royal Ascot 2021

Matthew Steeples analyses the top tipsters’ selections for Day 1 of Royal Ascot 2021 and offers selections in 5 of the 7 races.
Andrew Neil GB News Tom Harwood condom

Anything But GB News

Nikolay Kalinin watched GB News’ launch night and found it to be anything but “doing the news differently.”
Carrie Johnson PR

Carrie PRs On

The Prime Minister’s puppet mistress Carrie Johnson’s latest PR spin campaign yet again illustrates her deviancy suggests Matthew Steeples.
Jim Davidson Gary Glitter

Moron of the Moment 2021 – Jim Davidson

As Jim Davidson’s decision to come out in support of the paedophile nonce Gary Glitter is declared a step too far (even for him), we share 10 of this buffoon’s very worst moments.
Joe Francis

Moron of the Moment 2021 – Joe Francis

Joe Francis, a “bestie” of the Kardashians, has yet again shown himself to be reprehensible in spitting over a woman with the aim of giving her Covid-19.
Gerry and Kate McCann #FindMaddie

The Madness of #FindMaddie

As #FindMaddie trends once again on Twitter for no apparent reason, ‘The Sun’ rehashes a stupendously stupid story about a psychic claiming the ‘missing’ child will become a famous singer in 2022 or 2024.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait removed at Magdalen College

The Students, The Portrait and The Outrage

Nikolay Kalinin shares his thoughts on Magdalen College removing a portrait of the Queen.
Mandy Selhurst roundabout ranter

Wally of the Week 2021 – Mandy Selhurst

Roundabout ranter Mandy Selhurst plainly has nothing better to do than to moan about wildflowers others would find wonderful; here is a traffic twerp with too much time on her hands.
Carbis Bay Hotel G7

Cornish Chaos G7

Nikolay Kalinin slams the disregard of the British government for the poor people of Cornwall as the G7 approaches.

Popular Articles From The Past

Weather

London
clear sky
24.6 ° C
26.2 °
21.9 °
52 %
0.5kmh
0 %
Wed
28 °
Thu
19 °
Fri
17 °
Sat
18 °
Sun
19 °