If you’ve long dreamed of owning your own medieval castle but the thought of never-ending maintenance, drafty accommodation and the odd ghost has put you off; then Bath Castle is the one for you.
It is believed to be Scotland’s smallest castle, but with an asking price of offers over £220,000 the price tag is pretty small too when you consider it has a history dating back to the 17th century when King James VI built it as a gift to Sir James Colville of East Wemyss for his services to the Crown. Nestled in a picturesque area of rural Fife, close to the conservation village of Culross, the castle was fully restored in the mid-1980s and is now a very special home.
The charming, B-listed home is divided into two bedrooms with a dream bathroom which has a cast iron roll-top bath and an abundance of character. The kitchen/breakfast room offers a superb range of bespoke and handcrafted features and units as well as a walk-in larder. There is a second room on the ground floor with a spectacular inglenook fireplace which could be used either as an impressive dining room or a second bedroom.
A spiral staircase, overlooked by a bluebell-stained glass window, leads to the first floor sitting room, which includes an exposed stone hearth with wood-burning stove. Also on the first floor is the delightful master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and wonderful views to three sides of the property. There is also access from the bedroom up to the loft area, which has been floored to provide additional accommodation.
Dominic Webberburn, who is handling the sale for CKD Galbraith, said: “Although compact, Bath Castle has a tremendous amount of character and history and would make the perfect home for those looking for something a bit quirky. And of course, who wouldn’t like to be able to say they own Scotland’s smallest castle.”
Bath Castle is extremely well situated for outdoor enthusiasts. For the keen golfer there are local courses at Cairneyhill, Crossford, Kincardine, Saline, Muckhard and Dollar. There are also many forests and trails to be enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching.
Contact CKD Galbraith on 01334 659980.