Stunning 15th century castle with tennis court goes on market for £225k
A 15th century ruined castle with a tennis court is on the market for the same as a one-bed flat in Crystal Palace.
The Piteadie Castle in Kirkcaldy, Fife, was renovated 200 years after it was built when a stair tower was added.
Despite its potential to become a dream property, Historic Environment Scotland urged care for its "preserve cultural significance".
The castle was featured in Nigel Tranter's novel about James II of Scotland and his protector Alexander Lyon.
It has an orchard with around 30 fruit trees, a disused tennis court with a stone-built pavilion as well as chicken coop in the garden.
The lot has stunning views across the countryside towards the Firth of Forth which is in the grounds of Piteadie House, also for sale.
And the castle is on the market for offers over £225,000 – the same as a one-bed flat in Croydon, in south London.
The ground floor flat, less than five minutes from Crystal Palace FC's Selhurst Park stadium, has a "good sized front room".
It also comes with a bedroom that has massive windows and an overgrown back garden too.
Jamie McNab, from Savills, said: "The castle ruins and adjacent land are also an interesting prospect, with the opportunity to develop the site for residential use being a distinct possibility, though naturally planning consent and the support of Historic Environment Scotland would be required."
He added: "This is a special opportunity with the castle overlooking the Firth of Forth.
"It's an absolutely stunning setting, the building itself is ruinous but there's lots of people out there with a passion for castles and restoring ruined buildings. It's such a great opportunity."
In other property news, a frozen in time mansion untouched since 1960s goes on the market for £4.3million.
The five-bedroom house is around the corner from the iconic Abbey Road Studios.
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