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It was one of seven venues to be purchased by Halcyon Hotels and Resorts with its joint venture partner Patron Capital last week and it is believed the historic landmark alone went for about £4 million. Continue reading
Pusztaradvány Castle for sale Hungary, Eastern Europe features a large number of ancient castles which occasionally come on the market. A castle in classicist style, run as a castle hotel of superior category, is for sale in Pusztaradvány.
The estate is located just 2 hours from Budapest by car and only 30 minutes from Kosice International Airport, also very close to Tokaj Wine Region (UNESCO World Heritage of Hungary). Castle keeps its gate open for those who long for tranquil relaxation, fresh air and undisturbed nature. Since its reconstruction in 2004 the castle summons the atmosphere of the 19th century with its period fixtures, original paintings, Biedermeier furniture and the 100-120 year-old luminaires, which serve as style- and industry-historical curiosities. Continue reading
The forced sale of the 26 hotels in the von Essen hotels “Private Collection” – as well as Verta, the year-old London heliport hotel, a Napoleonic fortress-island off the coast of Wales and the Château de Bagnols in Beaujolais – will net many millions. No-one will feel sorry for the banks who stand to lose as much as 50 per cent of their original investment.Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa near Edinburgh and Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire go on sale Continue reading
Colliston Castle, a 16th century castle in the Angus countryside near Arbroath is for sale. It has been used as a private residence since it was built in King Henry VIII’s reign 550 years ago, retains period features such as … Continue reading
Glencoe 456 HDR print . Paper size 19 by 13 inches , image size 16 by 12 inches. Photograph by David Rankin. Printed on Velvet Fine art paper , 100% cotton rag Continue reading
The earliest dated example of the Scottish Z-type castle, Terpersie Castle, consists of a main building, 28 feet by 18 feet with a round tower, 17 feet diameter, at diagonally opposite corners. The gun loophole dated ‘1561’ has been built into an internal wall at Knockespock House (NJ 544 241: NJ52SW 22.00). The later east wing, shown on MacGibbon and Ross’s (1887-92) plan, has been demolished, and the whole castle has gone to ruin since 1885. The ‘Balbithan Manuscript’, compiled in 1644, states that William Gordon of Terpersie ‘built the house of Terpersie and cast a ditch about it’, but no trace of this moat now exists. Continue reading