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Two-bedroom flat in a converted Scottish castle can be yours for only £220,000 

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

The striking apartment is on the market with an asking price of £220,000 and the sale is being handled by Upload Abode

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Barwood Homes invests in Woodville resi scheme (GB)

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Harworth Group plc has completed the sale of an eight-acre land parcel at Woodville, Derbyshire to Barwood Homes for the delivery of 73 new houses. This represents Harworth’s first transaction with the Northampton-based housebuilder. The land parcel forms part of a 53-acre regeneration site which is owned by Beepart Ltd, part of Dyson Group, the Sheffield-based former manufacturer of industrial materials. Harworth is promoting the site on its behalf through a Planning Promotion Agreement. In April 2022, South Derbyshire District Council granted outline consent for the creation of up to 300 homes on the site, in addition to a c.30,000ft² local center with convenience retail and leisure amenities and over 150,000ft² of employment space for a range of uses.

 

The wider site has been unlocked by the delivery of Derbyshire County Council’s Woodville to Swadlincote Regeneration Route, which opened to traffic in December 2021, providing better access to Swadlincote and traffic relief in Woodville, as well as improved connectivity across the site. Preparation works will commence shortly for the next phases of residential and employment land sales at the development.

 

Ed Catchpole, Regional Director for Yorkshire & Central at Harworth, commented: “This sale is a fantastic start to the development at Woodville and we are pleased to welcome Barwood Homes to the site, who will deliver high-quality new housing for the local community. Our focus is now on bringing forward the rest of the development, utilising our extensive experience in the remediation of complex sites, including earthworks and infrastructure, to ready the remaining residential and employment land.”

 

Luke Simmons, Managing Director of Barwood Homes, added: “We are delighted to be working alongside Harworth on this exciting development. The team is looking forward to engaging with the local community as we gear up to deliver a scheme of excellent quality in design, build and service.”

 

Gavin Rosson, Managing Director of Dyson Group, added: “This first sale of a residential portion of the site is an important step in unlocking the full development potential of the whole, something we have been trying to achieve for many years. Such development will help regenerate Woodville and the surrounding area, somewhere we have had a presence since 1967 and are delighted to participate in.”

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Mansion near village home to Premier League footballers mocked for looking like a ‘leisure centre’

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‘It looks like a leisure centre from 1994!’: House hunters mock design for new £4.8m mansion near village popular with Premier League footballers

  • The six-bed mansion in Mobberley, Cheshire has been brought to life using CGI photos
  • The property sits across from Knutsford, home to top flight stars Wayne Rooney, John Stones and Kyle Walker
  • Listed for £4.8m, the house will include a swimming pool, spa, gym, cinema room and safe room for security 

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A six-bed mansion listed for £4.8 million in a sought-after location, popular with Premier League footballers, has been compared to ‘a leisure centre from 1994’.

The three-floored house, which has not even been built yet, has been brought to life using CGI photos.

The property is set to boast an underground garage, swimming pool, sunken spa pool and gym.

There will also be a cinema, games room, music room and a safe room for added security.

However, one house hunter joked: ‘If you are searching for a dream house that looks like a medium sized market town leisure centre, from 1994…

The proposed development (not pictured) is situated close to Knutsford (above) which is popular with Premier League footballers including Wayne Rooney, John Stones and Kyle Walker

The proposed development (not pictured) is situated close to Knutsford (above) which is popular with Premier League footballers including Wayne Rooney, John Stones and Kyle Walker

‘£4.8 million and this baby’s yours.’

 Another added, ‘The multiple toilets and changing rooms just add to that feel.’ 

The house, located in Mobberley, Cheshire is just across from the village Knutsford, home to many top flight stars like Wayne Rooney, John Stones and Kyle Walker. 

The six-bed pad will be set in six acres of land amid the countryside and will have a lift linking all the floors for maximum luxury.

The house – which has just been reduced in price – is being sold by Savills and advertised through Rightmove.

The listing reads: ‘A rare opportunity to create a unique and spectacular family home offering over 22,500 sq ft of accommodation set in approx six acres of land.

‘The property when completed will offer incredibly light, airy, spacious accommodation.

‘The accommodation is thoughtfully laid out over three floors with a flexible layout that is ideal for modern family living and entertaining on a grand scale.’

Home hunters have compared the house to a council-run leisure centre due to its appearance from the outside

Home hunters have compared the house to a council-run leisure centre due to its appearance from the outside

One user added: 'The multiple toilets and changing rooms just add to that feel'

One user added: ‘The multiple toilets and changing rooms just add to that feel’

One comment read, 'Confused by this. Does the insane price tag actually include the cost of the build? 'It says it's an "opportunity to create"

One comment read, ‘Confused by this. Does the insane price tag actually include the cost of the build? ‘It says it’s an “opportunity to create” 

One comment read, ‘Confused by this. Does the insane price tag actually include the cost of the build? ‘It says it’s an “opportunity to create”.

‘Are you just getting the land and planning permission? And for that right I’d like a few more of the CGI images since you can’t actually, you know, view it.’

Another user replied: ‘I think that’s just the land.

‘Crazy eh, it’s been reduced a few times too, unsurprisingly.’

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Thackeray Group sells London office development for over €35.5m (GB)

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Thackeray Group has sold its Assembly Rooms office development in Putney to a private investor for more than €35.5m (£30m).Assembly Rooms is the first new office development in Putney for over a decade. Designed by Jo Cowen Architects, it provides 26,624ft² of office and retail space over basement, ground, and three upper floors, as well as a gym and panoramic roof terrace to ensure a healthy work-life balance. The Assembly Rooms was designed to ensure a highly sustainable destination through reducing energy usage, increasing positive environmental diversity, and its commitment to the health and well-being of employees.

 

The development was put on the market in April after it was let to Gallaher Limited and NatWest. Gallaher Limited signed a 10-year lease for the 22,218ft² of office space, while NatWest signed a 15-year lease for a 4,406ft² bank on the ground floor and basement.

 

Antony Alberti, CEO and co-founder of Thackeray Group, said: “The sale of the Assembly Rooms follows the successful completion of our business plan for the development and endorses our decision to carry out the first office development in Putney for a decade. It takes our disposals so far this year to £70 million, which provides us with equity for reinvestment into more active opportunities”.

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