If you are looking for your dream historic home, a rare opportunity to purchase an early 16th century Scottish castle, that has already been partially restored, has come up – Kirkhope Tower is for sale at offers over £295,000.
Kirkhope Tower, in a dramatic setting near the village of Ettrickbridge, eight miles from Selkirk, is familiar to the Scottish Castles Association as we were fortunate enough to visit it on two occasions while its former owner, the later Peter Clarke, showed us the tremendous restoration work he carried out on the once roofless ruin.
Kirkhope is a simple rectangular tower of four storeys, with a garret above the parapet, a bartizan on one corner and a caphouse on another. The tower dates from around 1535, and there was also a courtyard, with outbuildings.
We hope that a new owner who can complete the restoration work is found and, thanks to the sterling efforts of its former owner, Kirkhope's future can be secured for generations to come.
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Full details of Kirkhope Tower, including photographs of its interior showing the progress of the internal restoration work can be viewed at its selling agent Rettie's website