The ultimate property swap?Scottish mansion with 11 bedrooms, a ballroom and turrets for sale for the price of a one-bedroom Notting Hill flat

Rothes Glen House has 11 bedrooms, eight reception rooms, a lake and a rose garden... 

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A sprawling 11-bedroom castle-style mansion in Banffshire, Scotland, is for sale for the same price as a one-bedroom flat in Notting Hill.

The baronial-style Rothes Glen House is set in 9.3 acres of grounds and has 11 bedrooms, eight reception rooms and a nursery wing.

For sale for £1.1 million, it has been splendidly restored, with features including Italian mosaic tiled floors, stained-glass domes and marble fireplaces.

The property is dominated by a four-storey tower, complete with battlements and turret. There is a coat of arms on the grand neo-Jacobean doorpiece and, once inside, a staircase leads to a galleried landing.

The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room, while one of the other bedrooms has its own sitting room.

The drawing and sitting rooms have gilded ceilings, the dining room is large enough to host a banquet and there is even a ballroom and smoking room.

For more informal living, there is a family room with wood-burning stove, a kitchen with modern fixtures and fittings, a library and reading room, a gym and a pantry. Outside, is a double garage and multiple store rooms, including a game larder with walk-in fridge. Cherry trees line the drive, and the gardens include a fountain, rose garden and lake.

Rothes Glen House is just north of Rothes in the beautiful Spey Valley, an area famous for its salmon fishing, golf courses and malt whisky distilleries.

Elgin, with its 13th-century cathedral, shops, leisure centre and train station is nearby, as are renowned boarding school Gordonstoun and sandy beaches at Moray Firth. Rothes is an hour’s drive to Inverness, where you can catch a short flight to London.

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Floor plan of the ground floor of Rothes Glen House

Rothes Glen House was built in 1893 as a summer getaway for the Dunbar-Dunbar family, later passing to a relative, Mrs Dunbar-Naismith, who lived there until 1921. It was let as a shooting lodge and used by Gordonstoun in the Second World War, before being sold in 1946 and run as a country house hotel until 1998. It was fully refurbished in 2004 as a stunning private home.

Rothes Glen House is for sale through Savills for offers over £1.1 million


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