You can snap up this 600-year-old castle ruin for £225K

Laura Hampson
Piteadie Castle is located in Kirkcaldy, Fife (SWNS)
Piteadie Castle is located in Kirkcaldy, Fife (SWNS)

If owning your own castle is something you've always fancied, you're in luck.

A ruined castle dating back to the 15th century has been listed on the market for the same price as a London flat.

Piteadie Castle in Kirkcaldy, Fife - which also boasts a tennis court - was built in the 15th century but renovated 200 years later when a stair tower was added, and has a carved coat of arms on the gateway.

While it's more ruins than castle - and will need a lot of renovations - the sellers are asking for offers over £225,000, the same as a one-bed flat in Croydon, South London.

Whoever does take it on has been urged by Historic Environment Scotland to take care “to preserve cultural significance” and to keep in mind that restoration “should be sensitive”.

The castle has its own tennis court (SWNS)
The castle has its own tennis court (SWNS)

Jamie McNab from Savills, who listed the property, said: "The castle ruins and adjacent land are an interesting prospect, with the opportunity to develop the site for residential use being a distinct possibility, though naturally planning consent and the support of Historic Environment Scotland would be required.”

The castle was featured in Nigel Tranter’s novel about James II of Scotland and his protector Alexander Lyon.

It also has an orchard with around 30 fruit trees, a disused tennis court with a stone-built pavilion, as well as a polytunnel and a chicken coop in the garden.

There are stunning views across the countryside towards the Firth of Forth, and it is in the grounds of country home Piteadie House, which is also for sale, but with a heftier price tag of £1,200,000.

This isn't the only property with a history currently available to buy. Earlier this week, we reported on a ‘time capsule’ home that has been left untouched since the 1960s.

Greenlands, which sits just above Lake Windermere in the Lake District has been listed for £850,000 and includes period features like groovy wallpapers, bright orange carpeted stairs and patterned ceilings.

Additional reporting by SWNS.

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