A baronial castle in Callander bought by the contemporary artist Stuart MacAlpine Miller has been given a remarkable makeover, with cutting edge technology and wildly imaginative ideas transforming its interior.
Looking out to Ben Ledi and the Highlands, the Gart dates from 1835 but was rebuilt and extended after a fire in 1901.
While original features such as wood panelling and fireplaces have been kept, an incredibly bold approach has been taken everywhere else. Kitchen and dining room have been opened up, the turret turned into a cinema.
The house sleeps a total of 26 with six bedrooms on the first floor including the sumptuous master suite with large dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms on the second floor and an additional four on the lower ground floor where there is also a gym/yoga studio, office, shower room and laundry.
A dozen acres of glorious garden grounds include large lawns, magnificent trees, a formal sunken garden and a kitchen garden. There is river frontage to the Teith and salmon and sea trout fishing rights.
The Gart was bought by artist Stuart MacAlpine Miller and his designer wife Nikki in 2016, since when they’ve been working on the castle’s dramatic internal transformation.
Savills’ Jamie Macnab said: “This is quite simply an astonishing property – already a fine and substantial period house in a wonderfully scenic riverside setting, it has been given a whole new dimension by the style and workmanship and luxurious edge of the contemporary elements so boldly conceived and executed by Stuart and Nikki. Their name alone certainly adds an additional layer of interest in a sale that is bound to cause ripples not just in the UK, but also internationally.”
The Gart, Callander, Perthshire is on sale with Savills for o/o £1.75 million.