THE HOSPITALITY & Leisure division of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, together with joint agents Strutt & Parker, have completed the sale of the stunning Knockderry Castle in Cove, Argyll & Bute, an ‘A’ listed Baronial castle designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, with additions by William Leiper.
The purchaser is a private individual from the US who intends to restore the entire property and its surrounds to its former glory.
The castle was built in the mid-19th century for James Templeton, the famous Scottish textile manufacturer, although its ‘A’ listing has more to do with the exceptional Leiperian interior which is considered one of the finest domestic interiors of its style in Scotland.
Occupying an elevated position being accessed from Shore Road within the village of Cove, Knockderry Castle provides excellent views overlooking Loch Long, a stunning sea loch situated on the west coast near Loch Lomond and Helensburgh.
The property offers a wealth of original features including cros step gables, turrets, stone balustrades and an extraordinary wood panelled drawing room which includes a minstrel gallery and other features including period fireplaces, panelling and stained-glass windows.
The main property incorporates an entrance hall, four reception rooms, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms and extensive ancillary accommodation throughout.
The castle is set within attractive gardens with mature trees, a terraced area immediately adjacent to the castle and provides sunning views over Loch Long and the surrounding area.
Gary Louttit, Head of Hospitality & Leisure at Shepherd, said: “We are delighted to have been instructed to sell such a stunning building and to have completed the sale of Knockderry Castle after going to a closing date on behalf of our clients.”
The property was marketed with an asking price of offers over £1.25m.