Scotland’s hottest property: luxury homes over £ 1million on the market as demand soars


SCOTLAND is now the UK’s top selling area for million pound homes and it’s easy to see why by looking at the spectacular quality of these properties currently on the market.

From historic castles to homes showcasing the best of Scotland’s architectural designs, these properties are the crème de la crème.

So take a peek inside the homes that attract the highest stamp prices in the country and get a taste of what millionaire movers are like.

Brechin Castle, Angus

70 Ac (28.33 Ha)

Offers over £ 3,000,000

Marketed by Savills

One of Scotland’s most important and historic castles, Brechin Castle occupies a dominant position overlooking the surrounding landscape.

There is a renowned walled garden and in addition to the castle there are two gate lodges and three other houses and cottages.

You can also catch your own salmon and sea trout at the castle pool provided by the South Esk River.
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On the site of a much older fortress owned by Scottish kings, the current house was last rebuilt in the early 1700s and incorporates part of the original castle dating from the 13th century.

The living room is steeped in history and above the fireplace you can see the coats of arms of the two families associated with the Château de Brechin, the Maules and the Ramsay.
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Williamcraigs House, Linlithgow

1.8 ac

Offers over £ 1,400,000

Marketed by Sturrock, Armstrong & Thomson on espc.com

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A truly stunning Scottish Barony villa in Linlithgow, with 7 bedrooms and 1.8 acres of private gardens in an idyllic rural setting.

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The “B” listed stone Victorian property has been tastefully refurbished and upgraded to an exceptionally high standard.

The house is steeped in history and was originally commissioned by William Stewart as his country mansion in 1858, subsequently it was owned by the MacKinnon family whose ancestor, Captain MacKinnon swore allegiance to Bonnie Prince Charlie and delivered him safely to the Western Isles after the Battle of Culloden to continue his fight.

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Careston, Angus

89.35 to 1,528.67 Ac (36.16 to 618.63 Ha)

Offers over £ 450,000 – £ 11,300,000

Marketed by Savills

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This estate is centered around a historic castle with a fascinating interior.

Angus Glens to the north provides a beautiful backdrop, as well as mature parks and woodlands.

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It also comes with many residential houses across the estate.

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Boulder House, Rothiemay, Moray

11 Ac (4.45 Ha)

£ 1,575,000

Marketed by Savills

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With a Swiss design, Boulder House represents a rare opportunity to purchase a unique home.

It was built to a building specification rarely seen in the UK, offering substantial, luxurious interior and exterior living spaces. There is a sauna, a gym, a wine cellar and an air-conditioned garage for 12 cars – bliss!

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The house has been designed to maximize solar gain with large south-facing triple-glazed windows, underfloor heating and hot water supplied by a geothermal heat pump. Nothing like it on the market!

Salenside Tower, Ashkirk, Selkirk

Offers over £ 550,000

2.5 Ac

Marketed by Hastings on espc.com

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Okay so no more than a million but this rare house in a 15th century Pele Tower restoration in the Scottish Borders is beautifully renovated.

From the ruins, the Salenside Tower is now a haven of peace that pays a respectful tribute to the Pele Tower and the original 15th-century cottages that once stood.

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Even more remarkable is a house that works for modern living; with space for family, study, work and welcoming friends and guests, the tower transcends time as it adapts to modern life as well as honors history and beauty of the surrounding area.

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