And finally…Scotland’s smallest castle goes up for sale
If you have long dreamed of owning your own medieval castle, but the thought of never ending maintenance, drafty accommodation and the odd ghost has put you off, then Bath Castle in Fife could be the one for you.
Believed to be Scotland’s smallest castle, the property, which has just been put on the market, has a long history dating back to the mid-seventieth century when King James VI erected it as a gift to Sir James Colville of East Wemyss for his services to the Crown.
Nestled in a picturesque area of rural Fife, close to the conservation village of Culross, the B-listed property was fully restored in the mid 1980’s complete with features such as a cast iron roll top bath, walk-in larder, inglenook fireplace, spiral staircase overlooked by a bluebell stained glass window, and a first floor sitting room which includes an exposed stone hearth with wood burning stove.
The castle is also well-situated for the keen golfer with local courses at Cairneyhill, Crossford, Kincardine, Saline, Muckhard and Dollar.
Dominic Webberburn, handling the sale for estate agents CKD Galbraith, said: “Although compact, Bath Castle has a tremendous amount of character and history and would make the perfect home for those looking for something a bit quirky. And of course who wouldn’t like to be able to say they own Scotland’s smallest castle!”
Bath Castle is currently on the market with CKD Galbraith for offers over £220,000.