If you’ve always wanted to live in a castle but can quite afford to stretch to the typical seven-figure price tags, here’s an opportunity to potentially have your Royal cake and eat it.
A two-bedroom flat that is part of Scottish castle dating back to the fifteenth century is available to buy for a not so princely sum of £220,000.
It is a far cry from the usual multi-milllion price tag associated with turreted historic homes, but that’s because you would only be buying a section of the castle rather than the whole thing.
A two-bedroom flat that is part of this converted Scottish castle dating back to the fifteenth century is on the market
There is a wood-burning stove at one end of the main living space, which has been squeezed into the original stone fireplace
The scene is set with the flat’s own private entrance via a wooden door set in the thick stone walls of the castle.
But perhaps the most striking feature of the flat is its vast living area with a stone domed ceiling that runs its entire length.
There is a wood-burning stove at one end of the space that has been placed in the original stone fireplace.
The room has wood flooring and sufficient space to accommodate a seating area around the fire, a study area and a large dining table.
A property with a twist: The flat has a vast living area with a stunning stone domed ceiling that runs the entire length of the room
The main living area has been cleverly divided into sections and includes a large dining table and chairs for entertaining
The flat has its own private entrance via a wooden door that is set in the thick stone walls of the castle called Dalzell House
Outside, the flat has two allocated garages and has access to the extensive shared grounds that include a Japanese garden
The domed ceilings continue in not only in the main bedroom, but also in the shower room. The second bedroom is in one of the castle’s turrets.
While the kitchen has a standard flat ceiling, it has curved walls that wrap around white shaker style cabinets and a coloured stone worktop.
Outside, the flat has two allocated garages and has access to the extensive shared grounds that include a Japanese garden.
Tom Parker, of Zoopla, said: ‘This unique apartment is located in the fairytale surroundings of a former baronial castle, Dalzell House, amid the Barons Haugh nature reserve with its stunning woodland, waterfalls, Japanese garden and Italian style terrace.
‘The property itself also has some spectacular features including a bedroom located in the turret of the castle and a stone domed ceiling in the living area.’
The usual living area has wooden flooring, painted walls, and a large chandelier hanging from the stone ceiling
The curved walls wrap around the white shaker style cabinets and the contrasting stone worktops in the flat’s kitchen
The brickwork on the domed ceiling remains exposed and is one of the many original features in the attractive property
Relaxing with friends and family: The main living area has a seating area with a large coffee table and space for a large TV
The flat is in the fairytale surroundings of a former baronial castle, in Motherwell, the fourth largest town in North Lanarkshire
The property is in Motherwell, the fourth largest town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
It has access to three railways stations offering a commute to Glasgow in as little as 12 minutes and to Edinburgh in 45 minutes.
There are six comprehensive schools in Motherwell and more than 20 primary schools.
The average price of a property in Motherwell is £164,739, compared to £341,117 for Britain, according to Zoopla. The property is being sold via estate Upload Abode.
There is wooden floor throughout the main living area but it is covered in places with rugs that help to divide the space
The domed ceiling continues throughout the main bedroom, which also has built-in mirrored wardrobes and a window
The domed theme continues in the bathroom, where mosaic wall tiles follow the arch of the ceiling and lead up to the shower
Blue walls and ceiling: The second bedroom is in one of the castle’s turrets and has space for a single bed and a desk
Taking a walk: The communal gardens provide plenty of space to walk freely in open green space amid the pandemic
The striking apartment is on the market with an asking price of £220,000 and the sale is being handled by Upload Abode