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You could own Craig Whyte’s former Highland home for offers over £950k

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A majestic 16th century Highland castle – once home to former Rangers owner Craig Whyte – is back on the market with a price tag of almost £1 million.

Castle Grant, which is based a mile away from Grantown-on-Spey, is an A-listed property with a rich history set in 35 acres of gardens and mature parkland.

The building was repossessed in 2014 from Craig Whyte, who was embroiled in a number of court actions at the time, after he stopped paying the £7,000-a-month mortgage following his split from his wife.

The castle, the ancestral seat of the Clan Grant chiefs, was then bought from the Bank of Scotland by Russian businessman Sergey Fedotov, who was jailed for 18 months in the summer for a £4million fraud.

The historic property is now up for sale once more at offers over £950,000.

Selling agent Kevin Maley said: “The Strutt and Parker Inverness office were involved in the sale of Castle Grant just over three years ago.

“Since then the owners have embarked on a major refurbishment which is still ongoing. Much of it was unforeseen, structural and remains a work in progress.

“That work is, therefore, not aesthetically pleasing on the eye but it will hopefully preserve the ancestral seat of the Clan Grant chiefs for many more generations to come.

“A significant amount of investment is still required but it offers a superb development opportunity. I expect national and international interest in this wonderful property.”

Castle Grant is situated within the Cairngorms National Park.

Originally known as Freuchie Castle when occupied by the Comyn family, it became Castle Grant in 1694 when the Grant family became the owners.

The east and west wings, designed by Scottish architect John Adam, were added in 1765 and the gardens have a raised inner courtyard.

Many of the original period features remain, particularly in the ballroom, drawing room and billiard room. Improvements over the years include the addition of wood burning stoves, en suite facilities, modern bathrooms and a fitted kitchen.

The third floor, attic and a second attic, however, are in a state of disrepair but offer development potential.

For more information, phone 01463 719171/

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