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(Daily Mail)   These days a premium parking space in West London sells for more than a castle in Scotland   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 36
    More: Silly, Scotland, parking spaces, Knightsbridge, terraced houses, Knight Frank  
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2013-12-31 11:43:26 AM  
Location
Location
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Would you rather live in a city, or a town whose claims to fame are "a hotel, craft shop, and public toilets"?
 
2013-12-31 12:03:36 PM  
Also, supply. There are far more castles than parking spaces available.


i1.ytimg.com

"Oh, a f*cking castle! Have to drive around it...."
 
2013-12-31 12:24:14 PM  
Well yeah, it's full of Scots.
 
2013-12-31 12:55:02 PM  
On the one hand, you have a castle. On the other hand, you are in Scotland.
 
2013-12-31 01:02:59 PM  
TFA say it's a two-car spot, so wouldn't that be more correctly a £200,000 parking space?

Also, I imagine the TCO on the Scottish castle is just a bit higher than on the concrete pad in wealthistan.
 
2013-12-31 01:06:51 PM  
I wonder which major city will be the first to do away with cars all together, at least in the downtown area. London would be my guess, imagine how much space that would open overnight?
 
2013-12-31 01:06:59 PM  
"Three-bedroom Scottish castle" -- That's a castle? I kinda thought to be a "castle" meant big. It looks like any pre-industrial brick-and-mortar house, except for some extra cylindrical parts.

I guess castles aren't all that rare, then.
 
2013-12-31 01:08:23 PM  
For a second I thought it was a disguised Buzzfeed ad. Oh wait, it's the Daily Fail. Close enough.
 
2013-12-31 01:11:25 PM  
A bit more maintenance costs involved with a castle.
 
2013-12-31 01:12:52 PM  
Well, it's only a model.
 
2013-12-31 01:16:10 PM  
That bubble will never bust...
 
2013-12-31 01:19:16 PM  

StopLurkListen: "Three-bedroom Scottish castle" -- That's a castle? I kinda thought to be a "castle" meant big. It looks like any pre-industrial brick-and-mortar house, except for some extra cylindrical parts.

I guess castles aren't all that rare, then.


My thoughts exactly. I don't consider it a castle. I mean I didn't even see a moat or torture chamber.
 
2013-12-31 01:21:01 PM  
If by castle you mean fortified house...... then yes.
 
2013-12-31 01:25:25 PM  
Sounds like a wonderful holiday home if you just won the lottery.
 
2013-12-31 01:37:01 PM  

Fluid: On the one hand, you have a castle. On the other hand, you are in Scotland.

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2013-12-31 01:40:59 PM  

painless42: If by castle you mean fortified house...... then yes.


While it is stretching the definition of castle a bit most of the early stone castles weren't much bigger. It was only the ones in important cities (like London or Norwich) that look like what the popular image of a castle is.
 
2013-12-31 01:45:39 PM  

kapaso: I wonder which major city will be the first to do away with cars all together, at least in the downtown area. London would be my guess, imagine how much space that would open overnight?


Strasburg is already well on its way there.  Several major streets are now tram & pedestrian & emergency vehicles only.
 
2013-12-31 01:47:29 PM  
And a two bedroom house in Miami costs more than an 8 bedroom, 5 bathroom McMansion in rural Indiana! Why does the market act so screwy!?!?!
 
2013-12-31 01:52:01 PM  
An old farmhouse is not a castle, but never mind, it's the Daily Mail, no-one's ever accused them of accuracy before. Or sanity, for that matter.

These are castles in Scotland:
www.travlang.com
www.douglashistory.co.uk
www.bestwestern.co.uk
 
2013-12-31 01:59:47 PM  

Spiralmonkey: An old farmhouse is not a castle, but never mind, it's the Daily Mail, no-one's ever accused them of accuracy before. Or sanity, for that matter.

These are castles in Scotland:
[www.travlang.com image 425x318]
[www.douglashistory.co.uk image 425x277]
[www.bestwestern.co.uk image 320x165]


Not defending Daily Fail, but your issue is with the realty company that listed it as Kilmartin Castle.
 
2013-12-31 02:05:33 PM  
We have castles in America, too...

1.bp.blogspot.com

www.fotodigimarco.eu

worldstotrek.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-31 02:13:32 PM  
That's a pretty shiatty castle
 
2013-12-31 02:18:26 PM  
LOOK AT MY F*CK YOU MONEY!  LOOK UPON IT AND WEEP WITH ENVY!  meh.
 
2013-12-31 02:20:32 PM  
From the pictures it looks like two of the turrets were added on and the original looks like the only one of the turrets has windows. What purpose does a windowless turret have other than bad decor?
 
2013-12-31 02:37:37 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: We have castles in America, too...


I'll take this one:

dabblewith.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-31 02:46:08 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: We have castles in America, too...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x311]

[www.fotodigimarco.eu image 850x566]

[worldstotrek.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


That last one is in Hong Kong.
 
2013-12-31 03:19:33 PM  
If I had $600k I'd totally buy that mini-castle.
 
2013-12-31 04:31:34 PM  

FrancoFile: kapaso: I wonder which major city will be the first to do away with cars all together, at least in the downtown area. London would be my guess, imagine how much space that would open overnight?

Strasburg is already well on its way there.  Several major streets are now tram & pedestrian & emergency vehicles only.


I should have known the Germans would be first, logical bastards.
 
2013-12-31 04:36:46 PM  

kapaso: FrancoFile: kapaso: I wonder which major city will be the first to do away with cars all together, at least in the downtown area. London would be my guess, imagine how much space that would open overnight?

Strasburg is already well on its way there.  Several major streets are now tram & pedestrian & emergency vehicles only.

I should have known the Germans would be first, logical bastards.


Do you know something the French don't?
 
2013-12-31 05:00:26 PM  

zulius: That bubble will never bust...


img1.imagesbn.com

This was written by the senior vice president and chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.  How an economist can not think the economy is a cycle is beyond me.

/never trust a realtor
//was a realtor
 
2013-12-31 05:48:36 PM  

Massively Multiplayer Addict: If I had $600k I'd totally buy that mini-castle.


Same here, the interior is very nice, it's not too big, and it has lands good for hunting and whatnot. Do Want!
 
2013-12-31 05:56:54 PM  

Vector R: Massively Multiplayer Addict: If I had $600k I'd totally buy that mini-castle.

Same here, the interior is very nice, it's not too big, and it has lands good for hunting and whatnot. Do Want!


You can find an island with a castle for not much more.
 
2013-12-31 08:40:21 PM  
Cars are not necessary in London - its public transport system is quite good.  Anyone willing to pay 400,000 quid for a spot to park their cars is doing so purely for vanity.  They want to show off their affluence, and driving/parking a nice car in a place where it's not necessary is a large part of that.
 
2013-12-31 09:02:22 PM  

redmid17: StopLurkListen: "Three-bedroom Scottish castle" -- That's a castle? I kinda thought to be a "castle" meant big. It looks like any pre-industrial brick-and-mortar house, except for some extra cylindrical parts.

I guess castles aren't all that rare, then.

My thoughts exactly. I don't consider it a castle. I mean I didn't even see a moat or torture chamber.


and more mortar than stone.
 
2013-12-31 09:56:03 PM  
You'll have to get past the goats...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-01 12:51:29 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well yeah, it's full of Scots.


Good.  Nothing worse than getting to a toilet and then finding out there's no tissue.
 
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