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Terpersie Castle for sale

Terpersie Castle dating back to 1561 , is for sale. Miniature Z-plan mansion with all the presumption of a spaniel. Really only one room on each floor in main block and service rooms in generous towers. A Gordon house, proclaimed by G in lowest corbel of stair-tower and boar’s-head top to chamfered opening. Burned 1665/restored; ruinous post-1885. Pleasing, no frills restoration, William Cowie Partnership, for Lachlan Rhodes, 1983-9, and an appropriately warm harl for these latitudes.
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. The guide price is £560,000 . The estate agents are well-known for selling similar properties

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French Castles for sale

France is renowned as a great place for holidays because of the pleasant climate, tourist attractions and some of the best cuisine in the world. Ever since the publication of  “A year in Provence” people in the UK have made holidays in France a big priority. For a select few France has become their permanent home. For all these reasons the market for French castles for sale has been growing. Some websites have over 200 castles in France on the market. There are thousands of property websites online but the quality of their properties varies widely.