“It’s one of a kind. It’s stunning and a real privilege to get the opportunity to sell such a historic building.”
A Stunning 15th-Century Castle And Distillery On The Market For $3 Million
A stunning 15th-century castle has gone on the market for about $2.9 million – and comes with a world-famous whisky bar and distillery.
Dornoch Castle, Sutherland, located in Scotland, in the United Kingdom, was last used as a main residence in 1947 before being turned into a hotel.
But sellers said the 22-bedroom ‘cozy castle’ would make an ‘incredible family home’ for people looking to escape to Scotland’s Highlands.
The current owners, who have had the property since 2000, have painstakingly restored the castle to its former glory.
Its original features have been retained over the centuries – including a five-story turreted tower, exposed stone walls, wooden beams, and impressive fireplaces.
The ‘one of a kind’ castle comes with its own restaurant and whisky bar, with a range of rare and premium Malts from all over the world.
A vaulted cellar is currently used as a private dining room – seating just 12 people – and a distillery in the grounds produces ‘old style’ whiskey and hand-crafted gin.
There is also potential to add another 10 bedrooms onto the grade B-listed castle.
Real estate firm David Britton released a statement saying that here is a ‘rare and exciting opportunity’ to own a piece of Scottish history.
Owner David Britton said: “It’s one of a kind.
“It’s stunning and a real privilege to get the opportunity to sell such a historic building.
“The owners live six hours away from us, but they wanted us to market it for our inventive use of social media, personalized video tour and passion for large period properties.
“It really brought home to us that geography means nothing if your marketing is interesting and different.
“It’s an outstanding property that the owners class as a cozy castle and after a short stay I then understood exactly what they meant.
“I am very confident that we can find a buyer that will love this piece of history in the same way that the current owners have for the last 22 years.
“However, we would like to add that the current use as a hotel is wonderful and with consent for a further 10 bedrooms could expand an already very healthy turnover.
“But as the castle was a private residence until 1947 it should also be considered as having residential potential in a stunning highlands location.”
The castle sits opposite a 13th-century cathedral, is next to the Royal Dornoch golf course, and has also been used as a wedding venue in the past.
Produced in association with SWNS.