Unique castle flat for sale in Fife with surprising history

Own a piece of a Scottish castle - for a bargain price - with this two bedroom flat, which has an interesting history and links to a former British Prime Minister.

Pitreavie Castle, which is located near Dunfermline, is one of those places which seems to have been at the forefront of Scottish history throughout the centuries.

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Picture: the entrance to the flat, Hunters Residential

The estate was gifted in the 14th century to Lady Christina Bruce, by her brother Robert the Bruce. In 1608 Sir Henry Wardlaw, 1st Baronet of Pitreavie, and chamberlain to Queen Anne, the wife of James VI of Scotland, bought it for 10,000 Scottish merks and started work, in 1615, on the current castle.

Picture: Hunters Residential

During the Second World War, the castle became the operations headquarters for the Royal Navy and RAF Coastal Command and was visited by Winston Churchill.

Churchill is said to have visited the castle often during the war years and, in fact, slept in one of the two bedrooms in the flat that's for sale - 8 Pitreavie Castle.

Picture: the flat's living room, Hunters Residential

On the market with Hunters Residential for offers over £210,000, the flat is one of six conversions of the Category A Listed Building.

Picture: one of the bedrooms, Hunters Residential

The accommodation, which still has many original features, comprises; two double bedrooms, one of which was Winston Churchill's (according to historic evidence), a dual aspect living room, a fully fitted kitchen with small dining area and a family bathroom.

Picture: the kitchen, Hunters Residential

New owners to the castle can enjoy the extensive grounds, which include woodlands, ponds and a summer house.

Picture: the castle has extensive grounds, Hunters Residential

Dedicated parking for each flat is available and for those who commute, Rosyth station is a 10 minute walk or two minute drive. From here trains travel into Edinburgh Waverly in around 25 minutes.