Kilberry Castle has withstood piracy and fire over its 600 year history. Images – Knight Frank
  • A real 15th century castle is for sale in Argyll, Scotland
  • Offering 14 bedrooms, the property has survived piracy and fire
  • In need of some repair and restoration, it could be yours for A$1.2M

Last weekend, we previewed a Texan property for sale that had been built (in 2017) to look like a fairytale castle.

This week, we bring you a real 15th-century Scottish castle, which is on the market for £650,000 (A$1.21 million).

Kilberry views
Stunning coastal setting

Offering 14 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms (living rooms) with “spectacular coastal and seaviews” Kilberry Castle in Argyll needs some “re-modelling”, code for being a “right old fixer-upper” as they say in ye olde country.

Selling agent Knight Frank said the property started life as a humble tower house, and has been extended and added to over its 600 or so years.

Kilbery staircase
The archetypal staircase

An English pirate destroyed the place in 1513 (of course he did), and then the whole house was burnt down in 1773. Despite this, the original tower house has somehow survived, with restorations completed in 1840, and a final renovation in 1873 adding a western wing.

Owned by the Campbell clan for more than 450 years, the place could become a family home, while converting it into a venue for paying guests, weddings and corporate events.

Kilberry dining room
If only the walls could talk

For those with a restoration bent, there is plenty to do. Outside, there are formal lawns, woodlands and three ancient fishing ponds.

A ten-minute walk from the grounds finds you at your own secluded beach, where the sea breeze no doubt can be best described as “bracing”.

Kilberry beach
Your very own secluded beach


For more, search for ‘Kilberry Castle” on Images – Knight Frank.

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