Hatton Castle, the stunning Grade A listed building just south of Turriff has been put on the market.
The property, listed with upmarket estate agents Savills is described as
A a comfortable and charming family home, surrounded by parkland, lochs and lawns, has a fabulous walled garden. There are a number of Cottages. On the southern boundary of the estate, and completely hidden from sight, a small quarry provides useful revenue as does the lease of a small agricultural yard.
The castle itself sits in a raised position within the Estate and enjoys a sheltered westerly aspect overlooking rolling parkland and cultivated fields and deciduous woodland. It is approached via the South Drive which leads off a slip from the A947, past the South Lodge, winding through woodlands and fields to the castle. The North Drive provides an alternative access.
If you would like to live in a nine bedroomed, five storey castle then for £4.5million it could be yours. The castle comes with 10 estate buildings and almost 850 acres of farm and woodlands.
According to newspaper reports the current owners, David & Jayne James-Duff, are selling the property because they believe the SNP are ruining the country.
Mrs Duff is reported to have said
the SNP is bent on ruining Scotland
What we can be sure of is that, given the opportunity, it will impose higher taxes on hardworking people here to spend more in the central belt, where its support is greatest.
She also claimed the party
now seems bent on ruining Scotland and its people by ignoring all the truths about the effects of full fiscal autonomy.