Historic castle with links to Mary Queen of Scots is now for sale in Scotland

Lisa Walden
Photo credit: Savills

From Country Living

Fancy living in a grand castle? Seton Castle is a remarkable 13-bedroom property in the heart of East Lothian, Scotland, and it's just gone up for sale.

Idyllic and elegant, the castle – built in 1789 by acclaimed architect and designer Robert Adam using the stone from Seton Palace (Mary Queen of Scots' preferred retreat)– is far from any other property you've seen before. A place of romance, history and drama for over eight centuries, the four-storey mansion looks as if it's the set of a fairy tale film.

Anyone lucky enough to call this their home (you'll need an eye-watering £8 million to move in), will love the Georgian features, opulent decor, dramatic furnishings and spacious otherworldly grounds.

Once you've made your way down the long, exaggerated driveway and through the secure gates, you'll spot rich fabrics and royal hues. A burst of red in the hallway will greet you on arrival, followed by a gold mirror, long staircase and stone flooring.

You definitely won't miss the grand kitchen. Here, there's a large double AGA, white modern cabinets, light-giving windows, whip-smart appliances and more storage than you could ever dream of.

One of our favourite features, though, is the many secret nooks the property has to offer. From secret staircases, curved doors, curved walls, arched windows and hidden doors, the property has an adventurous feel to it (something young children are bound to greatly enjoy exploring).

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Elsewhere in the property, new homeowners will find sweeping rooftop parapets, a working stable, 10,000-bottle wine cellar, chimneys, turrets, extensive billiard room, traditional olde world bar, a cinema and a helipad, too.

If that wasn't enough, the estate also includes three separate properties: The Darnley, The Bothwell, and The Hideaway. Each are self-contained cottages and suites decorated with fine Scottish wool, providing a perfect place for guests paying a visit.

Outside, there are charming picturesque views across the Scottish countryside, beautiful grassy areas and a completely secluded dining space.

This property is currently on the market for £8,000,000 via Savills.

Take a tour of the castle below...

Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills
Photo credit: Neale Smith/Savills

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