This historic castle in Scotland is on sale for Rs 30 Lakh, but there’s a big hit

This historic castle in Scotland is on sale for Rs 30 Lakh, but there's a big hit

It has been uninhabited since the 1980s

A historic castle on the island of Fetlar in the Shetland of Scotland is selling for just £30,000 (Rs 30,71,872), well below the average price of a flat in the UK. BBC report. However, there is a big downside.

The 200-year-old castle is built on a 40-acre site and features insane towers, courtyards, and walled gardens. However, the cost of renovating the dilapidated building means potential buyers could need up to £12 million ($1,22,95,57,129) to cover the repairs.

The Brough Lodge Trust, which is responsible for the purchase, has called on a “philanthropic entrepreneur” to take on plans to turn the site into a world-class resort. Their proposals include retaining the existing building, as well as creating 24 bedrooms and a restaurant.

“Simple yet effective in vision, Brough Lodge… will be transformed into a world-class resort that will delight all who visit it,” the Brough Lodge Trust says on its website.

”Our hope as a philanthropic entrepreneur will share our vision and take on the project. Proceeds from the sale of the property will go towards the Trust’s work in supporting the hand-knitting tuition for Shetland students,” the trust added.

The trust said the castle’s location would make it ideal for yoga retreats.

Brough Lodge, located at the northwest end of Fetlar, is a nationally significant A-listed building.

It was built by a merchant named Arthur Nicholson and inspired by architecture he saw while traveling France, Switzerland and Italy.

It has been uninhabited since the 1980s, when its last occupant, Lady Nicholson, moved, making it a one-of-a-kind piece of structure on an island of only 61 residents.

Olive Borland, the last remaining heir to the Nicholson family, transferred full ownership of the property to the Brough Lodge Trust in 2007 and is one of the trustees.


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