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(Daily Mail)   Scottish castle can be yours for as little as £220,000. Slightly used   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 13
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2012-11-22 05:16:04 AM
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Whenever I see the castles from this era in Ireland/Scotland, basically a giant box with some great halls in them (the Blarney Castle of the stone fame is one), I always say a quiet thanks for the place and era I was born into. I mean geez, the richest guy in the area had to live there in the dark and cold with dozens of others, no electricity or plumbing, in conditions that these days are unheard of even for the poor.

Nothing like a piece of history to remind you you're better off than many lords and kings ever were...
2012-11-22 06:50:48 AM
2 votes:

johncb76006: Buy it. Tear it down. Use the stone to build a real house.


No wonder the oldest building in America is 15 months old. Stop trying to destroy history.

gingerjet: natas6.0: The problem with some of these is that you are now responsible for upkeep and returning them to something less unsightly.

The real problem is that you are now responsible for a thousand regulations and laws passed down over hundreds of years that you have no hope of ever repealing without over throwing the government.


Yeah, to stop people tearing it down and using the stone to build a real house. Thank fark for that!
2012-11-22 02:03:26 AM
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2012-11-22 01:40:44 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: FTA: Lordscairnie Castle comes with around 30 acres of land and has a pool which has its own eco-system and attracts a variety of wildlife, including fifty different species of birds.

Pretty sure that's not a pool, it's a pond.


Sadly Dictionary.com disagrees with your hierarchy of pool to pond:

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2012-11-22 11:51:44 AM
1 votes:
This seems like a fine thread to post pictures of Sarah Beeny

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2012-11-22 08:24:25 AM
1 votes:
Knows a thing or two about ruined Scottish buildings

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2012-11-22 08:21:45 AM
1 votes:

Joce678: johncb76006: Buy it. Tear it down. Use the stone to build a real house.

"Listed building" means there's a massive list of regulations about what you're allowed to do with it (and the surrounding land).

IANAL but most likely you can't do anything unless it goes in the direction of making it more like the original castle. Even internal decoration will be restricted so you can't turn it into a high-tech mancave or anything like that.


It depends on the class or Grade of listing. A grade three building only has restrictions (above the normal planning laws) on changes to the outside of the building. Grade two is outside and big changes on the inside while grade one the building must be kept the same inside and out.

Lots of buildings are grade three but to get grade one it must be very old or very important. Even if the castle is grade one listed as its a wreck as long as you don't cut massive chunks out of the walls or tack on anything big or ugly you will have a resonable free hand with the planners.

Unless you piss of the locals, then they will make your life hell.
2012-11-22 07:45:18 AM
1 votes:

johncb76006: Buy it. Tear it down. Use the stone to build a real house.


"Listed building" means there's a massive list of regulations about what you're allowed to do with it (and the surrounding land).

IANAL but most likely you can't do anything unless it goes in the direction of making it more like the original castle. Even internal decoration will be restricted so you can't turn it into a high-tech mancave or anything like that.
2012-11-22 07:40:51 AM
1 votes:
Since no one has posted it yet, here's the location on Google.

/looks like the "burned down and sank into the swamp" part of Monty Python applies...
2012-11-22 07:18:31 AM
1 votes:
I think they are using the term "castle" very loosely.

"Pile of shaped rocks" seems more appropriate.
2012-11-22 06:40:33 AM
1 votes:
Buy it. Tear it down. Use the stone to build a real house.
2012-11-22 06:21:29 AM
1 votes:
Reminds me of the east German castles that you could buy for $1 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Only problem was you were obliged to pay for all outstanding maintenance, which could be several million.
2012-11-22 05:23:05 AM
1 votes:

othmar: i will be there next Thursday with a check.


Restore it to its original condition, arms, artillery, cavalry and all and take over the local lands.
 
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