The unusual yet charming listed property in Fife, complete with a “quirky” stone tower and bold colouring is on the market for £645,000. It was originally built as the town house of the Earls of Kellie
A historic home in Scotland with a “fairytale” turret has gone on the market for offers over £645,000. Kellie Lodging, a Category A Listed six-bedroom property dates back more than 400 years, and stands out in the row of terraced houses due to its bold colouring and eye-catching stone tower.
It was originally built as the town house of the Earls of Kellie, whose main residence was the nearby Kellie Castle. The records of Kellie Castle go back as far as 1150. In its past, it was owned by the Northumbrian Siward family, who helped the King overthrow Macbeth, then it passed to the Oliphant family through Walter Oliphant who was married to a daughter of Robert the Bruce.
The property stayed in the family for about 250 years and would have been owned by them when this townhouse was built in about 1590. Some of the original part of Kellie Lodging remains, but much of it was rebuilt between 1969 and 1971, and is due some modernisation.
The property is 2,680 square feet over four floors with an entrance hall, dining room, kitchen, garden room and a workshop room on the ground floor. On the first floor, you can find a lounge, three impressive bedrooms and a bathroom, alongside another three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. At the top, you can find a turret room., and outside it has an imposing rear garden and off-road parking.
A spokesman for Rettie, who are selling the property, said: “Kellie Lodging is a wonderful historic A listed turret house with a beautiful garden. The property was originally the town house of the Earls of Kellie. It has a charming painted facade and a wonderful stone turret, complete with traditional crow steps.”
It added: “A particular feature of the house is the spectacular spiral staircase in the front turret which provides access to all four floors and leads up to a fairytale turret attic room with sea views. With sea views from the upper floors, Kellie Lodging is centrally located in the delightful conservation village of Pittenweem in the heart of Fife’s beautiful and sought after East Neuk coast.”
“Surrounding Pittenweem is an area of outstandingly beautiful Fife countryside comprising a wonderful mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hill, stunning coastline and river. The area offers an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast provides a wide range of recreational pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and golf.”
If you’re on the lookout for another stunning property, then look no further. A unique four-bedroom converted water tower that featured on TV and Grand Designs Magazine could bring in an income of £100,000 per year for the right buyer.
Located in Bideford, Devon, UK, the home is on the market for £2million. With four dreamy bedrooms and three bathrooms, it offers over 4,000 square feet of living space over three floors, and its elevated position means that the property showcases 360-degree panoramic views.
Dating back to the 1940s, the former water tower was converted by the current vendor, Robert Hunt, over four years before he lived in it with his family. During its conversion, the property was featured in Grand Designs Magazine and Good Homes Magazine as well as a feature episode on Derelict Rescue, which charted the restoration.
There are a range of opportunities offered with the property. The listing said: “The vendor has also approached an exclusive holiday letting company who have indicated that the gross income per year of letting could exceed £100,000. This stunning detached property is situated in an elevated position enjoying panoramic 360-degree views over the surrounding countryside including the highest point in Cornwall, Brown Willy Tor.”