Castle with Unique Entry: £1.45 Million Property Features Plank Access to One Room

A captivating 16th-century castle, priced at £1.45 million, is on the market, offering prospective buyers a chance to own a historic property with a distinctive feature—a wooden plank for accessing one of its rooms.

Situated in the village of Blairlogie, near Stirling, Scotland, Blairlogie Castle was constructed in 1543. It offers six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a charming library adorned with swords on the walls, a wine cellar, and a butler’s pantry. The castle’s interiors showcase original period features that are over 480 years old, including panelled walls, ceilings, and an original oak door.

However, what has left potential buyers intrigued is the unconventional access to a blue-painted room within the three-story castle. To reach this room, residents must walk along a wooden plank since there are no stairs leading to it.

Blairlogie Castle, listed by Savills, is described as a property of outstanding character that retains many original features. The main entrance boasts a vaulted hallway and a wine cellar. The ground floor includes a sitting room with a 16th-century stone fireplace, a kitchen with a four-oven gas AGA, a utility room, and a WC.

The principal floor features a central hall connecting to the drawing room, dining room, and pantry. The drawing room stands out with its decorative panelled ceiling, stone fireplace, 16th-century oak door, and spiral stairs leading up to the library. The dining room boasts brightly painted ceiling panels and a stone fireplace. The second floor offers three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a study that can be accessed via the unique plank.

The castle is set on 2.6 acres of south-facing gardens, featuring terraces, mature trees, unusual plants, and a central sundial. The grounds also include a cottage, converted old stables for storage, two garages, and a summer house. There are various garden areas, including a vegetable garden, orchard, barbecue area, and a woodland section with azaleas, rhododendrons, and waterfalls.

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Blairlogie Castle presents an opportunity for buyers to own a historic piece of Scotland’s architectural heritage with a touch of unique charm, embodied by the plank-accessed room that adds to the property’s character and intrigue.