If you're going to own a castle, you might as well buy one straight out of a fairy tale. And there just so happens to be one on the market for $1.9 million. Castle of Park near the Banffshire coastline in Scotland is a sprawling eight-bedroom estate spread out over 36 acres and features foundations dating the 13th century. Oh, and it's completely pink.
The stunning home pops against the lush green trees with a unique pale pink covering every exterior wall. And the inside is just as whimsical. Spread out over four floors, there are six reception rooms, nine bathrooms, a two-bedroom apartment on the top floor, a billiard room with wood burning stove, a barrel-vaulted dining room and historic chapel.
As far as the history goes, the listing describes the A-listed castle originally dating back to 1242. It was "later rebuilt in the early 1500s into a Z plan that remains the basis of today's castle layout." It added, "The castle is reputed to have provided accommodation for King Robert the Bruce, during his forays north in turbulent times. Castle of Park has been continuously occupied and has, therefore, evolved over the centuries to reflect a pleasing combination of ancient and, more latterly, 19th-century architecture."
Incredibly, you'll find design and architecture details from nearly every century starting from the 1200s to1829 when the last addition was added. For example, in the Great Hall, there's an open fireplace, paneling, and a medieval painted ceiling. Meanwhile, the drawing-room features oversized Georgian sash-and case windows.
The grounds are equally enchanting with gardens, a pond, a rose garden, a croquet lawn, walled orchard, and labyrinth spread over the nearly 36 acres. Here you'll find Victorian rockery and ornamental walks through azaleas. There are also four pastures used to graze a small herd.
The current owners purchased the castle in 2007 and refurbished it. They added some modern conveniences like an endless pool and pavilion perfect for hosting receptions. The home was used as a guest house and could continue to run as one, or used as a private home.