Stunning castle is on the market for offers over £11.3m

Scottish castle that has been in the same family for 149 years and comes complete with FIVE cottages, its own salmon lake and farmland goes on the market for offers over £11.3million

  • The A-listed Careston Castle estate near Dundee, Scotland is on the market for offers over £11.3million
  • Castle on the 1,528-acre estate is built from red sandstone and has elaborate wood panelling inside
  • There is enough space to make 11 bedrooms alongside the four reception rooms and five bathrooms inside
  • The property also has 213 acres of woodland, three estate cottages, a farmhouse and two farm cottages too
  • There is roe deer stalking and there is also 1.6 miles of mostly single bank salmon and sea trout fishing
  • A stunning castle that has been in the same family for 149 years is on the market for offers over £11.3m.

    Careston Castle, near Dundee, Scotland dates back to the 13th century and has lots of incredible period features including turrets.

    The 1,528-acre estate has over 1,000 acres of arable farmland and 213 acres of woodland as well as several cottages.

    Careston Castle, near Dundee, スコットランド, dates back to the 13th century and has lots of incredible period features including turrets

    Careston Castle, near Dundee, スコットランド, dates back to the 13th century and has lots of incredible period features including turrets

    The A listed castle is at the heart of the estate and built from distinctive red sandstone. Inside it has intricately carved fireplaces, which are believed to be some of the finest in Scotland, and elaborate wood panelling.

    The castle has four storeys and more than 15,000sq ft, but the main accommodation is set over two floors. On the first floor there are four reception rooms and a library, with six bedrooms and five bathrooms on the second floor.

    The ground floor is currently used largely for storage and there are five ‘emptyrooms on the third floor that could be turned into further bedrooms or used for something else.

    The property also has three estate cottages, a farmhouse and two farm cottages, which are currently let out or occupied by an employee, and a number of outbuildings that have the potential to be converted.

    The property is about a half hour drive from Dundee and a two hour drive from the Scottish captial of Edinburgh.

    The farmland has been largely managed by contract farmers growing cereals, vegetables and potatoes.

    There is roe deer stalking and in the past there has been a driven pheasant and partridge shoot. There is also 1.6 miles of mostly single bank salmon and sea trout fishing.

    On the first floor there are four reception rooms and a library, with six bedrooms and five bathrooms on the second floor. This luxury wood panelled room shows the opulent carved fireplace

    On the first floor there are four reception rooms and a library, with six bedrooms and five bathrooms on the second floor. This luxury wood panelled room shows the opulent carved fireplace

    The castle has four storeys and more than 15,000sq ft, but the main accommodation is set over two floors. Inside it has intricately carved fireplaces, which are believed to be some of the finest in Scotland. One is seen above

    The castle has four storeys and more than 15,000sq ft, but the main accommodation is set over two floors. Inside it has intricately carved fireplaces, which are believed to be some of the finest in Scotland. One is seen above

    One of the bedrooms is pictured above with another carved fireplace inside. There is space to make 11 bedrooms overall, with the property already having six bedrooms with room to make another five in the luxury property

    One of the bedrooms is pictured above with another carved fireplace inside. There is space to make 11 bedrooms overall, with the property already having six bedrooms with room to make another five in the luxury property

    Another bedroom is seen above in the luxury property. It has been in the same family for 149 years and is on the market for offers over £11.3m

    Another bedroom is seen above in the luxury property. It has been in the same family for 149 years and is on the market for offers over £11.3m

    One of the reception rooms is pictured above complete with a roaring fire

    One of the reception rooms is pictured above complete with a roaring fire

    A swing is seen outside against the backdrop of the red sandstone exterior. John Adamson, son of a whaling captain and owner of a linen works, bought the castle from the Earl of Fife in 1872 and it has been in his family ever since

    A swing is seen outside against the backdrop of the red sandstone exterior. John Adamson, son of a whaling captain and owner of a linen works, bought the castle from the Earl of Fife in 1872 and it has been in his family ever since

    The original keep of Careston Castle, which dates from the late 13th century, was the home of Keraldus, the court officer to the Earls of Angus

    The original keep of Careston Castle, which dates from the late 13th century, was the home of Keraldus, the court officer to the Earls of Angus

    The 1,528-acre estate has 213 acres of woodland as well as several cottages. The main castle building and the surrounding estate is seen from above

    The 1,528-acre estate has 213 acres of woodland as well as several cottages. The main castle building and the surrounding estate is seen from above

    The farmland has been largely managed by contract farmers growing cereals, vegetables and potatoes. There is roe deer stalking and in the past there has been a driven pheasant and partridge shoot

    The farmland has been largely managed by contract farmers growing cereals, vegetables and potatoes. There is roe deer stalking and in the past there has been a driven pheasant and partridge shoot

    There is also 1.6 miles of mostly single bank salmon and sea trout fishing. The 1,528-acre estate also has over 1,000 acres of arable farmland

    There is also 1.6 miles of mostly single bank salmon and sea trout fishing. The 1,528-acre estate also has over 1,000 acres of arable farmland

    The original keep of Careston Castle, which dates from the late 13th century, was the home of Keraldus, the court officer to the Earls of Angus.

    The Lairds of Careston took the heraldic name of Dempster, and the estate stayed in the Dempster family until 1529.

    John Adamson, son of a whaling captain and owner of a linen works, bought the castle from the Earl of Fife in 1872 and it has been in his family ever since.

    Evelyn Channing from Savills said: ‘Careston Castle was described in 1682 as ‘without debate the best gentleman’s house in the shyre’ – the centrepiece of this highly attractive and readily accessible estate possesses all the iconic characteristics of a Scottish castle yet is a cherished and manageable family home.

    ‘The opportunity here for first class farming, good sport including an idyllic stretch of river to fish, and excellent additional properties all combine to make the sale of Careston an exciting launch.

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