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 of the huge property has a further four bedrooms, three of which have ensuites and two of which have dressing rooms
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 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.
The flame-haired outlaw with links to Liam Neeson and Kim Kardashian: Who was Rob Roy MacGregor?
Rob Roy MacGregor (pictured in a drawing) was born in 1671 and Joined the Jacobite rising with his father, Donald, when he was aged just 18
Rob Roy MacGregor was born in 1671 and Joined the Jacobite rising with his father, Donald, when he was aged just 18.
He made much of his money through a protection racket, stripping the assets of all those who did not pay, and was proclaimed a hero in the highlands for stealing cattle from lowlands during huge period of starvation.
But he made an outlaw for absconding from a business deal after suffering some poor financial years.
His father was jailed, and held on treason charges for two years.
Rob’s mother Margaret’s health failed during his father’s time in prison and by the time he was released, his wife was dead.
Rob Roy was badly wounded in the 1719 Battle of Glen Shiel before his death 15 years later.
The story of his life has been told in numerous films including a 1953 film created by Walt Disney Productions and a 1995 film called Rob Roy which starred Liam Neeson in the titular role.
In another bizarre coincidence, Rob Roy also has links to Kim Kardashian.
The 41-year-old’s link to the infamous Scot was discovered through researching her great-great-great grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Magee.
A 2012 family tree search revealed Margaret’s great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Thomas MacGee, who was born in Scotland in 1645 and was related to Robert.
The reality star’s surprising family tree was uncovered by Scottish journalist Craig Williams who decided to look into the Kardashian clan’s history after learning of their affinity for Scottish names.
The story of Rob Roy’s life has been told in numerous films including a 1953 film created by Walt Disney Productions and a 1995 film called Rob Roy which starred Liam Neeson in the titular role (pictured)
Kim’s older sister Kourtney named her daughter Penelope Scotland Disick as a nod to the family’s Scottish roots through their mother, Kris Jenner.
While Mr Williams expected the family to have some Scottish roots after learning of Penelope’s middle name, he was surprised to discover their relation to such a famous figure.
He told the Daily Record: ‘I thought the family must be aware of a Scottish background. And sure enough, when I searched the historical records, there it was.
‘I had no idea they would be linked to such a towering figure from Scottish history though.
‘And as the MacGregors claim direct descent from Scottish kings, maybe Kim could have a claim on the throne.’
Heritage: Kim’s detailed Scottish family tree is through her mother, Kris Jenner