If you’ve been looking for an excuse to renovate, say, a rad Scottish country house, here’s your chance. Chesterhill House is a sweet Tudor Italianate spread in Newport-on-Tay, with a price tag of £200,000 (about $258,000). The 5,300-square-foot home made of “squared and snecked ashlar” was built in about 1870 by a local merchant and is a protected historic structure.
The home has four floors including a basement and attic. There are six bedrooms and five bathrooms, and a square tower with castellated details from which you can get a nice view of the countryside. The home also has a large 21-foot-high living room with a bay window.
Here’s the caveat. The home has been vacant for some 12 years and has suffered from a lack of maintenance and upkeep.
“It’s a bit of mess inside because it’s been empty for so long,” agent Moira Webley of Bell Ingram tells Homes & Property. “All the plumbing has been damaged and the kitchen is in a mess, ceilings are down in places and floorboards are coming up, but luckily all the period features remain - ceiling roses, cornices, fireplaces and the like.”
The home comes with over three acres of land including a rare oval-shaped walled garden that predates the existing house.