THE ultimate medieval fixer-upper has come on the market - a castle visited by James VI, with a price tag of just £150,000.The ruins of Knockhall Castle in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, date from 1565 and were used as a base by James VI while he visited the area.

Interestingly, the castle is also close to Trump International Golf Course. So if you're willing to put in a little graft, you could live in your very own castle. The property is available for offers over £130,000 through Savills.

Knockhall Castle is an extraordinary historic property, dating back to the 16th century and boasting royal connections.

Located near the picturesque Scottish coastal village of Newburgh in Aberdeenshire, the property has been advertised as having good residential and commercial potential by property agents Savills.

Having said that, the castle is a definite 'fixer-upper' as it doesn't actually have a roof at the moment. However, it's a fantastic opportunity to restore a property rich in cultural heritage.

In the 13th century, the castle's site was owned by the Sinclair family. The castle itself is believed to be have been built for Henry, Master of Sinclair, later the 6th Lord Sinclair, in the 16th century and a stone door lintel carved with the date '1589' supports this notion.

And perhaps more impressively, in 1589, King James VI stayed at Knockhall Castle as a guest.

The B listed scheduled monument is on the register of the Scottish Castle Initiative which recognises castles that are worth restoring and encourages investment in Scotland's cultural heritage.

Even though it may look like a ruin, the castle has a solid structure with four stone walls, large rectangular windows and a tower which is externally intact.

'The castle and site at Knockhall have been responsibly stabilised by the current owner, who is something of an expert on the restoration of ancient buildings,' said Fiona Gormley, Savills head of residential in Aberdeen. 'It now remains for the right buyer to become inspired to create an amazing home and/or business.

'Opportunities like this are incredibly rare, and we feel sure that someone's castle dream will be made a reality by the restoration of this atmospheric and dramatic property.'

Knockhall Castle is a historic Scottish castle near to Newburgh, Aberdeenshire. It was built by Lord Sinclair of Newburgh in 1565. It was purchased by Clan Udny, who moved into the castle in 1634. The building was damaged in 1639 when taken by the Earl Marischal for the Covenanters, but was later returned to Udny hands. The Clan remained in the castle until 1734, when an accidental fire gutted the building and the Clan moved back to their other property, Udny Castle. Jamie Fleeman, the Laird of Udny's fool, is credited with saving the life of the family in the fire.[1] The castle remains a ruin to this day and are designated a scheduled monument

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