Three multi-million pound castles go on sale in Scotland


Three historic establishments across Scotland have been put on the market by venue hire company, AmaZing Venues.

Up for sale with Colliers International, the three venues will be marketed to potential investors on an individual basis.

Founded by entrepreneur and former CEO of Dreams, Mike Clare, AmaZing Venues is a collection of special and historic properties which are used to host large-scale exclusive-use events, including weddings, corporate events and private parties.

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The first of the properties is Ackergill Tower, an original 15th century tower near John o’ Groats in the Highlands of Scotland and is up for sale with a price tag of £4.5m. Situated in 30 acres of grounds, the property was significantly extended in the 19th century and extensively refurbished and renovated more recently.

Ackergill Tower also comes a former stable block, which has recently been converted into additional accommodation, alongside additional function and catering facilities, a number of separate cottages and the largest tree house (with a circular bedroom) in Europe.

The investment also comes with a 15-year lease for shooting and fishing rights on 3,000 acres of nearby land.

Carberry Tower, a 16th century mansion situated in over 30 acres of listed parkland is also on the market for more than £3m. Offering 30 bedrooms, nine function rooms, a library, and former chapel, Carberry Tower is a popular wedding venue and benefits from a recent extensive refurbishment programme.

The third property on the market is the 19th century Baronial-style Kinnettles Castle, which is being marketed for offers over £2.5 million. Currently operating as an exclusive-use conference, wedding and corporate events venue, Kinnettles Castle offers well-appointed public rooms, 11 letting bedrooms with separate garden pavilion marquee, all within 44 acres of parkland. The Gate Lodge has also been converted to provide two additional letting bedrooms.

Alistair Letham, director in Colliers’ Scotland Hotels team, said: “It is not often that we see properties of such great historical significance come to market, so to be appointed to dispose of three magnificent historic properties at the same time is a truly rare instruction. Each of these castles presents a unique offer and has been lovingly restored and maintained by Clarenco LLP over the course of their ownership.

“All three venues have flexibility of use and can either continue to be operated as exclusive-use event venues, as per AmaZing Venue’s business model or converted into a more traditional country house hotel business. We expect to receive a great deal of interest for these properties from UK-based and overseas investors.”