Historic Scottish castle with two private islands – yours for £3.75m


A STUNNING historic Scottish castle with two huge islands could be yours for an eye-watering £3.75m.

The astonishingly vast Glenborrodale Castle boasts an incredible 16 bedrooms as well as a walled garden, a gate house and an impressive 133 acres of land.

Located on the idyllic Ardnamurchan peninsula in Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, the early 20th century baronial home comes with an incredible two islands.

Prospective buyers will be met with wrought iron gates, stone pillars and a cattle grid as they make their way onto the grounds of the estate.

Inside, the elegant castle offers a beautiful feature staircase with marble steps, a dining room with an open fireplace and a turret with panoramic views of the surroundings.

One of the picturesque islands included in the sale

According to estate agents Bell Ingram who are selling the property, “Glenborrodale Castle is situated on the southern shore of the picturesque Ardnamurchan Peninsula.”

They continue: “The area offers some of the most outstanding coastline scenery together with an abundance of wildlife.

“Glenborrodale Castle dates from 1902 and is a five storey Scots baronial mansion built of red Dumfriesshire sandstone.

“The castle itself dominates the steep south facing hillside which overlooks Loch Sunart.”
However, the most astounding aspect of the sale is the inclusion of two picturesque islands.

The estate agent added in the brochure: “The panoramic view takes in the islands of Risga, Carna and Oronsay and the Morven Hills on the far North side of the loch.

“The grounds of the Castle extend to about 132.99 acres (53.82ha) and include the Isle of Risga and Eilean an Feidh.”

The isolated islands are uninhabited and are accessed on by boat but they can be gazed upon from the comfort of the castle.

Also included in the remarkable property is a gym – featuring a sauna – a tennis court, a commercial kitchen, a games room and a boat house complete with a jetty.

According to the Glenborrodale Castle website, the A-listed building is currently under private ownership and is not open to the public, but it has previously been used as a wedding venue and for exclusive accommodation.

The castle was built as a guest house by the South African diamond merchant Charles Rudd – the main business associate of Cecil Rhodes.

The home was also once in the ownership of Jesse Boot, who was the founder of Boots the chemist.

Beautiful views of the sea are a perk of this £3.7m property

Currently the luxury home is owned by Donald Houston, the owner of Ardnamurachan Estate and the nearby Adelphi distillery, the westernmost in the UK.

During the 2014 Scottish independence campaign Houston was notable for donating £600,000 to the Better Together campaign.