Property of the Day: Ackergill Tower

A 15th-century Scottish castle situated along a breathtaking coastline

THE PROPERTY: The original Ackergill Tower is believed to have been built in 1475. Over the centuries, the castle has been extended and in the past decade has been extensively refurbished and renovated. 

THE LOCATION: The castle is situated in a rugged, rural landscape while being only three miles away from Wick Airport, from which there are direct flights to both Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

THE INTERIOR: Following its extension and refurbishment, Ackergill Tower blends modern serenity with the grandeur of its historic features. A striking feature of the castle is the wooden panelled walls of the grand dining hall. The 32-bedroom property also includes six cottages, the most noteworthy being the Sunshine & Seashore cottage, which captures the coastal ambience with rustic wooden window frames. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: The property encompasses 30 acres of grounds and gardens, as well as offering fishing and shooting rights in the neighbouring 30,000 acres. There is a lovely Victorian walled garden that leads to the boathouse, but perhaps the most wonderful feature of Ackergill Tower is the treehouse – the largest in Europe – located in its woodlands.

BUY IT NOW: £3,900,000 with Knight Frank

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