Become the king of your OWN castle: 16th century Scottish castle boasting its own loch, Hollywood guests and links to infamous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor goes on the market for £2.25million

  • The castle sits on Bardowie Loch in East Dunbartonshire and comes complete with a jetty and Stone Keep
  • The property has links to actor Chris Pine, the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor and TV star Kim Kardashian 
  • Bardowie Castle boasts eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms and a kitchen spanning the length of the building
  •  It has the oldest original Stone Keep in the country as well as Scotland’s oldest lime, tree-lined driveway 

A magnificent ‘A’ listed castle perched on the northern shores of Bardowie Loch complete with Scotland’s oldest original Stone Keep, expansive gardens and a private jetty has gone on the market for £2.25million.

Buyers can bag themselves one of Scotland’s most iconic homes which has connections to the infamous laird Rob Roy MacGregor who made a fortune extracting money from people in exchange for protection from thieves.

Bardowie Castle in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, offers eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms and two self-contained apartments along with a mid-16th century Stone Keep and a whopping seven acres of loch frontage.

Another famous connection is actor Chris Pine, 38, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, who rented the castle for £20,000-a-month while filming the Netflix production about Robert the Bruce – in which he played the lead role.

Bardowie Castle (pictured) was built in 1566 and has the oldest original Stone Keep which was also built in the mid-16th century

The property comes complete with seven acres of loch frontage with private views and its very own decked jetty with boats

The expansive gardens are carefully manicured and the walled gardens sit adjacent to the patio area which has lovely views

The patio is looked out on by the garden room (pictured above) which is accessible through the large open-plan kitchen diner

The extensive grounds belonging to the castle old many outbuildings and a tennis court for afternoon leisure activities 

The property was built in 1566 and has breathtaking panoramic views across its expansive gardens and the water, with a decked private jetty, a tennis court and a walled garden bordering the patio.

It is accessed through the reception hall which has an adjoining snug and a large kitchen and dining area which runs the full 40ft length of the original section of the castle.

Next to the kitchen is the main family room with an original stone staircase leading to the large utility room and the boot room.

The first floor has a games room, and the formal drawing room which has brilliant views across the loch through the floor to ceiling windows.

There is also a bedroom and the master suite which includes a master bedroom, adjoining dressing room and a bathroom.

The master ensuite has his and hers sinks, a large double bath and an adjoining shower room complete with a sauna.

Above is the master ensuite on the first floor, accessed through the dressing room, with his and hers sinks, a shower room, and double bath

The sauna is also in the master suite in the shower room providing the perfect private space for a potential buyer to relax

The Great Hall is a two floors high room which is part of the original castle. The turret stone stairs lead up to the battlements 

The property, built in 1566, has breathtaking panoramic views across its expansive gardens and comes with a tennis court and a walled garden bordering the patio

The second floor has a further four bedrooms, three of which have ensuites and two of which have dressing rooms.

A hidden stone staircase takes you to the original Keep which is known as the Great Hall which is two floors high and a turreted stairway leading to the battlements. 

The West Wing of the house could be used as a self-contained apartment with a fully fitted gymnasium or potential double bedroom, then an open kitchen living area and a shower room.

The other self-contained apartment is accessible via a separate entrance and comes complete with two en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge area.

The second floor of the huge property has a further four bedrooms, three of which have ensuites and two of which have dressing rooms

The castle contains a large kitchen and dining area (pictured) which runs the full 40ft length of the original section of the building

The West Wing of the house comes with a large open kitchen living area (pictured) and a shower room with a fully fitted gymnasium

The castle also boasts great connections to other cities like Edinburgh and Stirling and has great links to the airports

The games room on the first floor of the property could also be used as a music room or separate lounge area

Clyde Property, Bearsden, said the property was ‘a once in a generation opportunity to acquire one of Scotland’s most iconic homes’. 

The castle sits in the lush greenery of the rolling countryside and has the oldest lime, tree lined driveway in the whole of Scotland. 

Despite looking secluded and isolation the property happens to be seven miles away from Glasgow City Centre and less than three miles from a large of selection of amenities.

The castle also boasts great connections to other cities like Edinburgh and Stirling and has great links to the airports. 

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