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King of the Castle: Palatial Tayside property on sale for less than average Edinburgh home

Pitfour Castle
Pitfour Castle

Homebuyers are being given the chance to snap up part of a Perthshire castle for half the average price of home in Edinburgh.

The flat in the 18th century Pitfour Castle, near St Madoes, is on the market for just £150,000. The average property price in Edinburgh was nearly £270,000 in 2017.

Anyone buying the one-bedroom property will be “King of the Castle” and treated to panoramic views across the shared six-acre grounds.

The castle has views over the Tay.

Experts say the A-listed property is attracting the interest of second-home buyers.

Tom Brown, branch manager for Your Move, which is marketing the property, said: “The flat we have available is situated in a lovely part of the castle – offering potential residents the chance to enjoy beautiful panoramic scenery – including a vista of the Tay estuary and hills – as well as the opportunity to take advantage of some beautiful countryside walks and its stunning grounds, literally on the doorstep.

The communal entrance.

“The flat is accessed via a beautiful communal entrance and contains a stunning and elegant lounge with feature circular study area, a fitted kitchen, a double bedroom with wardrobes, and an en-suite.

“It is full of character with many traditional features including high ceilings and large sash and case windows which are the envy of many who visit.

“We’ve already had good interest in the property although mainly from buyers who are looking to invest in a second home or a holiday let with people seeing it as a unique chance to, quite literally, experience being the ‘King of their Castle’ and , at £150,000, a price that is not excessive for this area.”

The property is on the market for £150,000.

First built in the 18th century by local man, John Richardson, the castle is situated to the south east of the village of St Madoes in Perth.

It contains some stunning features including a curved staircase which forms the centrepiece of the house and, following more recent additions, an impressive library and clock tower.

Its seen drama since it was first built including a fire in the late 1960s when restoration work was nearing completion and which eventually led it to be converted into apartment in the 70s.  It was subsequently subdivided into privately owned apartments.

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