The castle in the ancient town of Auchtermatty, north of Edinburgh, in the county of Fife, Scotland, will soon celebrate its 500th anniversary. It is also currently on the market, searching for offers over $4 million. Jamie McNab When Elle Robertson at Savills.
Myles Castle, as it is known, was built around 1530 by John Scrimgeour, who oversaw the renovation of both Holyrood Palace and Falkland Palace. The Falklands pictured in “Outlander” was a favorite place of Mary, Queen of Scots, and is located near Myres. In fact, Mary herself is said to have planted the oldest tree in Myers, the Spanish chestnut.
Over the past few years, the massive property with its 45 acres and 14,300 square foot mansion has been used not only as a wedding venue but also as a private family home. In the castle he has 5 spacious drawing rooms, 10 bedrooms and 10 baths, gardens with a labyrinth, a kitchen garden, ponds and tennis courts, a shepherd’s hut and a helipad.
Hundreds of years old, the property has changed owners many times over the years. Kings of Scotland His printer, John Bruce, purchased Myles and Falkland Palace in 1820. Sir Walter Scott, who visited Falkland Palace during the Bruce’s time, is believed to have proposed a name change from Myles House as it was known at the time to the more baronial Myles Castle. In 1887 he sold Myres to a man who worked for his three popes, and the walled gardens that still exist today were laid out in his one style of the Vatican gardens. .
Most recently in 1999 the owners renovated the castle for a comfortable and modern lifestyle. They added private bathrooms to each bedroom, redid the wiring and plumbing, and installed a new fuel system. Biomass systems don’t require fossil fuels, so you don’t have to worry about heating this huge house even in an energy crisis.
It’s easy to see from the many whimsical personal touches that the current owners value the home as a true home. From the Elvis figurine on the otherwise buttoned-up dining room mantel, to the library’s eye-catching tangerine velvet sofa, to the billiards on the bright Kelly green walls of his room. Arranged around a huge island, the kitchen is completely up-to-date, and the homely stone-floored breakfast room has cream-coloured agaranges to soothe the cold. Of course, the tartan check is used abundantly for decoration.
Outside, there are a number of buildings, including a semi-permanent marquee for weddings and other events, a wooden potting shed converted for ceremonies, and a heated yoga studio. (PS Heliport will be his OTT exit by newlyweds.)
In addition to the two bedrooms in the castle, additional guest and/or staff accommodation includes a courtyard cottage with three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Gate lodge with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. A shepherd’s hut with a large bedroom, kitchen, living room with wood stove and bathroom.
Clearly, there’s plenty of room for their expansion, even if the new owners don’t like using the castle for money-making purposes — very Large family.