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This 14-bedroom gothic mansion in Scotland could be yours for £675,000

Country Living (UK) logo Country Living (UK) 01/12/2019 Lisa Walden

a castle on top of a lush green field: Dalmoak Castle is a breathtaking 14-bedroom gothic mansion situated in the rolling Scottish countryside of Dumbarton. © Savills Dalmoak Castle is a breathtaking 14-bedroom gothic mansion situated in the rolling Scottish countryside of Dumbarton. Dalmoak Castle is a breathtaking 14-bedroom gothic mansion situated in the rolling Scottish countryside of Dumbarton — and it's on the market for just £675,000. 

This Tudor-style property was first built back in 1866 by the architect Alexander Watt for the wine and spirit merchant John Aiken.

Now up for sale, this castle is packed with character and hundreds of years of history, and the home still has many of its original features including gun loop details, a square plan tower, an armorial plaque and monograms of the previous owner, James Aiken, on keystones.

During the Second World War, the castle was used by the Royal Air Force as its local headquarters. Then, in 1989, it was transformed into a nursing home to give back to those in need.

Inside, you'll find remarkable interiors including magnificent Corinthian columns,

a tripartite etched glass vestibule door, a beautiful imperial staircase and three arched stained glass windows on the landing.

The accommodation extends over 9,500-square-foot, so new homeowners certainly won't run out of storage space. Elsewhere, there are 14 bedrooms (many with their own en-suites), a basement with a wine cellar, music room, drawing room and a formal dining room, too.

Ceilings have been hand-crafted with ornate gold detailing, while the marble pillars on the ground floor make for a scene-stealing entrance. Some of the rooms may be in need of a refresh, particularly the carpets and curtains, but overall it's a wonderful home awaiting a new family.

a cat sitting next to a fireplace: Dalmoak Castle for sale in Scotland © Savills Dalmoak Castle for sale in Scotland

Head outside and you'll no doubt fall in love with the vastness of green space. With beautifully-kept lawns, pretty flowers, Narnia-style lampposts and unrivalled views, it really does look as perfect as a postcard.

Situated between Dumbarton and Renton in West Dunbartonshire, the castle is right in the heart of the countryside. It might be on a peaceful plot of land, but there's still everything you need close by: you'll find schools, local shops, good transport links and golf courses.

As well as coming in at just under £700,000 (in central London, that's likely to buy you a small flat), the castle is loaded with history, character and loveliness. Tempted to put down an offer?

Dalmoak Castle is currently on the market for £675,000 via Savills.

Take a tour of the mansion below...

a large room: Dalmoak Castle for sale in Scotland

Dalmoak Castle for sale in Scotland
© Savills

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