Last year I wrote about this house which we passed on one of our tours in Scotland. I see it is currently for sale and the listing from Strutt & Parker provides a glimpse into the interiors. Although it does boast six bedrooms, it is a more manageable size than some of the grander properties for sale in Scotland. Castles are all very well, but they are usually rather cold, as we found to our cost last autumn. My only disappointment upon seeing the interiors is that the ceilings appear to be quite low, but that could be as a result of the distortions created by the wide angle shots.
Manses, rectories, vicarages and parsonages are really quite delightful properties, but sadly very much in demand, so this will probably go quickly. The Atholl estate that, (according to the particulars), "gifted" it to the church, belongs to the Duke of Atholl, who's seat is Blair Castle, a rather unexpected iced-cake confection, but of the volume that does not appeal, when maintaining comfort can no longer rely on a retinue of staff, unless one is a member of the Royal Family, or a former shopkeeper from Knightsbridge.
But estates, even this rather modest 9.5 acres, require maintenance, and being looked after. Our long sojourn in Scotland last year rather put us off the idea of the perceived delights of country living. We'll just stick with Plan B, as in Bangkok.