This six-bed Scottish castle is gorgeous, but it’s got one very… interesting, if not slightly dangerous feature.
You have to walk across a plank to get in one of the rooms.
The 16th-century home has six bedrooms and four bathrooms to its name, along with a library – complete with swords on the walls – a wine cellar, and a butler’s pantry.
There are still original period features, which are 480 years old, including an original oak door and panelled walls and ceilings.
But the mysterious plank has understandably left home hunters baffled, as that’s the only way to access one of the rooms that’s currently being used as a study in the three-storey castle.
As one person commented online: ‘I wouldn’t like to try that after a few whiskeys.’
Being sold by Savills, the listing for Blairlogie Castle, which was built in 1543 and sits in the village of Blairlogie, near Stirling, Scotland, doesn’t make any mention of the plank.
It reads: ‘The present-day house is a property of outstanding character which retains many original features.
‘The property offers comfortable rooms and a sensible layout for modern family occupation.’
Hopefully that family has a good sense of balance!
Set in 2.6 acres of land, the castle is Category A Listed, with an arched 16th century stone fireplace with a solid fuel stove and aumbry recess in the ground floor is a sitting room.
In the kitchen, you’ll find a four-oven gas AGA and a Belfast sink, and in the drawing room, there’s a decorative panelled ceiling, stone fireplace,and16th-century oak door, with another studded door leading to spiral stairs that go up to the library.
Said library has a ceiling made of ship’s timbers.
The listing goes on: ‘Blairlogie Castle is set in 2.6 acres of south-facing gardens which are laid out in terraces and are protected by mature trees. There are many unusual plants and specimens in the garden.
‘In front of the castle, enclosed by a castellated arch, is a gravel sweep. Between the castle and the old stables is a flat garden with a central sundial surrounded by hedges and herbaceous borders. A gate and steps lead up to lawns to the north of the house.
‘There is a lawn with a stone summerhouse above and a south-facing vegetable garden with fruit cages to the side. There are mature apple and plum trees in a small orchard. A gate at the top of the property leads onto the hill, from where a path leads to the top of Dumyat.’
Sounds gorgeous, to be fair. You can always build some more stairs later, right?
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