Kilmartin Castle is a semi-fortified, late 16th century residence located to the north of the small Argyll village of Kilmartin. 

It was built as a variation of the popular Z-plan, which comprises a main block lying north and south, with round towers projecting from the south-west and north-east corners.

A small secondary stair-tower rises part way along the west front. 

The south west tower contains the main stair with a service stair contained in a semi-circular projection from the hall. The other tower contains a series of bathrooms. A vaulted passage links the main stair to the kitchen, dining room and store, which are all also vaulted. The great hall and an en-suite bedroom are on the first floor; the upper floor has two further bedrooms.  

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Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, dining room, kitchen, sitting room, three en-suite bedrooms.

 Kilmartin Castle is approached over a gravel driveway. The acre of gardens offer large sweeping lawns flanked by mature conifer trees.

Kilmartin Castle boasts a private situation to the north of the small Argyll village of Kilmartin, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Kilmartin is best known for its history. The village sits at the heart of Kilmartin Glen, and there are at least 150 prehistoric sites and 200 other ancient monuments within six miles of it. These include burial cairns, rock carvings, and standing stones, as well as the remains of the fortress at Dunadd.

The village has a post office, church, hotel and museum. Ardfern is 7.5 miles and Oban 29 miles.

The guide price is £375,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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