While some may find the thought of owning a house impressive, how about referring to a Scottish mansion with a 19th-century castle in the grounds as your home?Perthshire’s Culdees Castle, which is currently available through Galbraith for £730,000, provides precisely that.The stately house with seven bedrooms is prepared to receive its new owners. However, after the last occupants left in 1968, the 19th-century castle fell into disrepair and is in need of some TLC. Since then, weeds have taken control, growing out of the turrets and roof.

Culdees - castle and mansion - exterior - Galbraith

The Grade B listed building’s historical value would have to be considered in any renovation. Charles Drummond, whose clan was rewarded for defeating Robert the Bruce, had Culdees Castle built for him in 1810. In 1867 it was ‘baronialised’ and expanded with a new chapel and wing. A family that has owned the stately residence for 95 years is the present owner.

Images from the Culdees during its heyday demonstrate the grandeur of the Scottish stronghold in the past. Features included exquisite tile work, carved oak paneling, and elaborate ceilings. Unfortunately, all that’s left is the stone spiral staircase.

Culdees - castle and mansion - living room - Galbraith

The stately house, which is two stories high, has rooms that evoke a bygone era of Scottish elegance.The property has five reception rooms, seven bedrooms, a games area, a large floored attic, and not one, but two kitchens. Original woodwork oak floors and functional fireplaces contribute to the property’s character.The property’s grandeur is further enhanced by the tastefully maintained lawns that flank both buildings. And entry is by a charming driveway bordered with trees and a stone archway.And when you get tired of living like a lord or lady, you can tee off at some of Scotland’s top golf courses just outside your door.

Culdees - castle and mansion - exterior porch - Galbraith

Culdees - castle and mansion - stairs - Galbraith
Culdees - castle and mansion - porch - Galbraith
Culdees - castle and mansion - exterior castle - Galbraith
Culdees - castle and mansion - old pic - Galbraith


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