Castle in the middle of a housing estate up for sale – and it’s just 30 minutes from Edinburgh

SCOTS have been given the opportunity to live in their own £350,000 tower in the middle of a modern suburb, just 30 minutes from the center of the capital.

The unique tower-like estate boasts three bedrooms on its five floors, and sits neatly in a cozy neighborhood in the town of Kirkliston, Edinburgh.

The unique tower-like building has five floors


The unique tower-like building has five floorsCredit: Deadline
The living room opens to a balcony like in a fairy tale on the first floor


The living room opens to a balcony like in a fairy tale on the first floorCredit: Deadline
The hotel boasts three large bedrooms


The hotel boasts three large bedroomsCredit: Deadline

The historic building – dating from the 1880s – was once part of the local distillery, but now stands alone after its fellow distilleries were demolished in the 1920s.

The exterior of the property reveals a five-story house covered by dark brick walls that contrasts with the whitewashed walls of the new buildings surrounding it and is surrounded by a short wooden fence.

A fairy-tale balcony can be seen on the first floor with an iron fence and a picnic table overlooking the neighborhood that has been renovated by Cruden Homes.

On the ground floor of the property is a private garden, decorated with mature trees and shrubs, as well as a private lawn.

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There are also outdoor tables and chairs and a cozy fire pit perfect for any warm summer evening.

The interior of the ground floor reveals a family room with large airy windows and an office space with unprecedented views of the secluded garden.

The spiral staircase can be spotted offering a promotion to the upper floors of the home, with the family room on the first floor featuring generous windows and double-height doors.

Doors lead to a south-facing balcony overlooking the garden and into neighboring houses.

On the second floor are two double bedrooms and shower bathrooms, combined with white two-piece suites.

On the top floor of the house is the master bedroom, which has three large windows, a double wardrobe and a white three-piece suite with a bath and shower.

The property was put on the market by estate agent Neilsons and is currently selling for £350,000.

A home hunter spotted the property yesterday, sharing it on social media with the caption: “If you don’t want to blend in with your surroundings this is the perfect place.”

Several users were quick to share their thoughts on the unique build, praising its price and characteristics.

One person wrote: “Honestly, for that price I would buy it. It’s like a 30 minute drive into Edinburgh.

“It has personality, the interior is not bad.”

Another said: “Incredibly bright and airy – but when you leave your phone downstairs. Oh, and how thick are the walls in the floor plan!

A third commented: “Perfect to shade your neighbors from the sun.”

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Another joked: “I only have it if I can dig a moat.”

The fifth wrote: “This is just where I live and I love this building. Always fascinated by it, great to see what it’s like inside.”

The house is for sale for £350,000


The house is for sale for £350,000Credit: Deadline
There are also outdoor tables and chairs and a cozy fire pit perfect for any warm summer evening


There are also outdoor tables and chairs and a cozy fire pit perfect for any warm summer eveningCredit: Deadline

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Russell Falcon

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