Scots Castle belonging in ‘Disney film’ and has 40 rooms goes up for sale


A grand Scottish castle evoking a Disney film has hit the property market in a one-of-a-kind listing.

The architectural gem, built in the Scottish Baronial style hailing from the late 18th century, is as massive as it is majestic.

Orchardton Castle in Auchencairn boasts 40 rooms including a whopping 20 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.

You could be king of the castle for the right price, and to be exact, the sellers are accepting offers over £1,700,000.

The price for this sort of luxury is no joke, but what do you expect for a place with 30 working fireplaces?

Along with five acres of grounds at your footsteps, you’ll get to drink in the breathtaking views of the Solway Coast plus access to a private beach.



The castle was designed in the Scottish Baronial style from the late 18th century



Exterior of Scottish baronial castle on summer's day
The Scottish castle is something out of a Disney movie

The Grade B listed castle is being used as a family residence, but its grandeur could befit a wedding venue or hotel in its next life.

Orchardton was extensively renovated in 2011 with a new roof, electrics, central heating and pipe work.

The dream home extends over four floors and its large windows throughout welcome a flood of natural light.

The listing says the current owners of the property continue to lovingly restore it with new windows and decor although some areas still require some TLC.



Grand entrance with red carpeted-stairway to right across from large mantel fireplace
The dream home’s grand entrance



Posh sitting room with big fireplace, large windows, ornate ceiling shaped into blue hearts
The plasterwork ceiling of one room is shaped in blue love hearts

Inside you’ll find a 32 foot tall drawing room with an ornate plasterwork ceiling, complete with a wood burning stove and bay window lending views straight across to the coast.

Given the home’s expansion, there’s a room to serve every purpose.

Estate agents Fine & Country report that the Scots castle has a music room, sewing room, screening room, function room and table tennis room.

And of course there’s a library to curl up in with a good book.



Home library with bright red painted walls
Orchardton Castle’s dedicated library room



Large Scottish castle bedroom with bright orange wallpaper
One of the 20 bedrooms in the 40 room property

The listing notes that the second floor could be split into apartments for letting or staff accommodation its eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and kitchenette.

Orchardton Castle sits in the gulf stream, which means that the warm winds allow for a number of unusual plants and trees to grow including a large palm tree.

The west coast property lies between the villages of Auchencairn and Palnackie, approximately 18 miles west of Dumfries.

Read more about the fairytale castle on Rightmove here.



Bathroom with claw foot tub, painted white with half-blue feature wall, carpeted floor
Luxurious amenities like claw foot tubs are a given

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