Terpersie Castle is an historic Z-plan castle in Aberdeenshire, which once belonged to a branch of the Clan Gordon, the last representative of which to own Terpersie was hanged at Carlisle after the battle of Culloden.

The property is a miniature Z plan castle dating from the 1560s which, after spending most of last century in ruins, was restored during the 1980s. The castle comprises a rectangular main building with a round tower at each of two diagonally opposite corners. Accommodation is over three floors and comprises an entrance hall, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor; sitting room with open fireplace, laird’s room and a bedroom on the first floor and a bedroom suite, one more bedroom and family bathroom on the second floor.

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Outside the gardens have large sweeping lawns flanked by colourful flower borders beyond which are walks through private woodland – grounds come to just under four acres.

The castle enjoys a peaceful location surrounded by open countryside and rolling hills in west Aberdeenshire. Alford is the main shopping centre and is located just three miles away; Banchory and Huntly are also nearby.

The guide price is £560,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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