It was the last home of Mary Queen of Scots.
It is the dream of many people to own a home. At the same time, there are so many different types of homes available, you may have difficulty choosing the one that is best for you. If your dream has always been to own a castle, then we have the deal of a lifetime.
The medieval castle from the 14th century is now for sale and you can purchase it for a measly $2.3 million. The castle, located in Scotland, is the Fa’side Castle and it is steeped in history. Although there is a lot to learn behind those walls, the fact that Mary Queen of Scots used it as a final refuge makes it all that more interesting.
Once you own the castle, you can spread out with your family in the five reception rooms, three bathrooms, and six bedrooms. There is also a dungeon, a watchtower, a library, and an original water closet (The Laird’s Lug). Although some updates have taken place in the past 600 years or so, the vaulted ceilings and stone stairwells are still in place. You will also love the large fireplaces that still can be used.
There is some damage to the castle in the area of the Great Hall that occurred in 1547 during the Battle of Pinky. Mary Queen of Scots was perhaps the last famous individual who lived in the castle, trying to escape capture, but eventually, she was executed in 1587.
According to Media Drum World, Jamie Macnab, who is with the agency that is overseeing the sale, said, “Fa’side Castle is one of the most considered examples of how to make a historic building dating from the Middle Ages work as a home fit for contemporary life.”
The listing goes on to talk about the extraordinary heritage of the property and how a careful approach to modernization has taken place over the years.
There are also two cottages on the grounds, which are located in Tranent, a town in Southeast Scotland. A barn from the 17th century helps to make the property even more appealing. Stables are available for those who love horses and a wind turbine is on the property as well.
To get to the castle, you will need to go to the city center of Edinburg and you will only be about 10 miles away. Although the property itself is secluded with beautiful views, it is still close enough to the town so that you have convenient access to anything you desire, as if owning your own castle isn’t enough.SKM: below-content placeholder