This castle for sale near Edinburgh offers a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to live in a piece of history

This castle for sale in Edinburgh is a great opportunity for someone looking for a piece of history to live in..

Offered for sale for the first time in nearly 300 years, Craigcrook Castle is a Grade B Listed property located just three miles from the scottish capital of Edinburgh. Built originally in 1542 by William Adamson, the castle was transferred through a number of owners, and then in1835 was extensively remodelled by WH Playfair.

During its time Craigcrook has played host to a number of famous visitors and has strong links to literary figures including Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Alfred Lord Tennyson. castle for sale near Edinburgh

The original design set out a tower house that has been extended and adapted throughout the years.  Accommodation is spread over three levels and includes a stunning round tower which has views to Corstorphine Hill and The Firth of Forth. More recently this property was being used as office accommodation so it requires some reconfiguring. castle for sale near Edinburgh

As a guide, it has been suggested that Craigcrook would lend itself to a redesign incoroprating a study, kitchen/breakfast room, cinema room, games room, gym, and a self-contained staff flat downstairs, plus the master bedroom suite and four further double bedrooms on the two levels above. castle for sale near Edinburgh

Outside, the stables offer potential for further accommodation and garaging, while the gatehouse currently offers two bedrooms and could be rebuilt and modernised with the right planning consents in place.

The pretty gardens and grounds extend to 4.4 acres, and include mature landscaping, and beautiful woodland.

The guide price is £6m. Contact Ballantynes on 0131 459 2222.

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