The legendary Seton Castle in Scotland recently hit the market. It has 13 bedrooms, a gym, stables, and a cinema.
The town of Longniddry, East Lothian, is a wonderful place to live. It's only 30 minutes away from Edinburgh and it hosts the worlds oldest golf course.
It's also the location of Seton Castle. Built on the remnants of a palace used by Mary, Queen of Scots, Seton Castle is a luxurious palace fit for royalty. 13 beautifully appointed bedrooms dot the castle, and the grounds hosts horse stables, a fully stocked fitness center, a massive private cinema, a private tavern to get your friends drunk, and a helipad to give those drunk friends a ride home.
The cost? A paltry 9.7 million dollars.
The castle is actually the second Seton Castle to bear the name. Famed architect Robert Adam built the vast mansion in 1789 using the original stones of Seton Palace, a 13th century medieval castle favored by Queen Elizabeth’s rival. It changed the gloomy medieval fortification of Queen Mary's original palace into a comfortable house for various elites in Scottish society.
From the Forbes article:
Owner Stephen Leach, a tech entrepreneur, told the BBC that he decided to sell the castle as he and his family spend most of their time abroad.
"We are privileged to have had a very special time at Seton, it's a truly magnificent place to live, entertain and to bring up a family,” Leach said.
"Even after 12 years there, it still takes our breath away to drive into the courtyard and remember we are retracing the steps of Mary Queen of Scots. As our children get older, we find ourselves spending more time at our homes overseas and therefore it's time to hand over the keys for the next chapter of Seton."