August 26, 2009

I'll Take This...Castle


Funnily, this morning I'd sent a friend a link to a property I saw for sale near her home in Campbeltown, Scotland. Then when I was buzzing through the New York Times on-line, I found another Scottish property for sale, this one a wee bit more expensive (like several millions more).
The property is called Ackergill Castle and it's only been owned by three families over the past 500 years! It has 17 bedrooms and a stellar view over the Wick Bay. The place does need a bit of an updating, and it's currently used as a 'business center'. It's only three miles from the town of Wick, which is miles from anywhere else! But there's a whisky distillery in the town!
Regardless, I'll take it!

21 comments:

  1. Wow, those pictures look like they are paintings!

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  2. A... I was in Scotland this time of year, four years ago, and the light was more incredible that you can imagine. I took hundreds of pictures, but lost them all because of my foolishness in not backing up and then having my computer stolen. It still kills me.

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  3. Well, if I'd have to put up with such terrible views and dismal accomodations, at least there's whiskey!

    Meg, you and Connor might be interested in my post today (or, let's say, I'm interested in what you might have to say) :)

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  4. Perhaps we can pool our resources....get all us bloggers to pitch in and have a blogger time share....just a thought. We could write it off as a business expense. Just brainstorming here.

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  5. Tracy... I had seen it earlier, but just commented.

    Katie... some friends and I talked about doing that at a castle in Scotland. You can get some great deals through the Landmark Trust.

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  6. I'll come visit. Campbell is my maiden!

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  7. Not sure I'd be talking up the Scots this week. I'm sure 99 percent feel their disgrace. Never forget what we lost over Lockerbie.

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  8. Homer, I appreciate you saying that, and my family had a friend on that plane, someone my siblings and I grew up with and went to school with.

    But I don't think that you can dismiss or ignore an entire country because of the actions of their leaders. Think of how so many people looked at the US for the past number of years because of our leaders.

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  9. Oh, my - such a view of the stormy seas out the window.

    I've never been to Scotland - England and Wales, but never Scotland - and always wanted to go.

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  10. I'm with Katiedid--blogger timeshare!

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  11. I am so sorry that you equate a terrorist blowing up innocent people, and my best friend's brother, with the policies that this administration is basically following. There might be a reason for that. I love Scotland and its people and have many friends who call it home. But if you equate both actions at the same level, then I cry for the hundreds who died over the skies of Lockerbie. And if you believe that.....

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  12. Fortunately some things (and unfortunately some people) never change.

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  13. That view! It kills me. Beautiful and brooding.

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  14. Homer, darling. I am not talking about the current administration, but the last one. Think of the way the Bush government was perceived by the majority of people around the world - in a very negative light. I was in London during some rather nasty protests against the US government.

    I am not going to stop writing about Scotland because of what their leaders have done. A castle in the highlands has nothing to do with the SNP's decision.

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  15. I received my Oklahoma Today magazine and there's a wonderful article about Scotish Sooners. Many Scots came to Oklahoma during the land rush and pioneering, but what made me smile was the line about Scotland and Native Americans shared many tribal traits and at the Oklahoma Highland games there's at least one Scot/Native American chief—a man wearing a kilt and an eagle feather headdress! Having both bloodlines in my own family heritage, loved that of course.

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  16. Oh I love this - the setting - the weather - the staircase - my own private Balmoral. KDM

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  17. *thud*
    (the sound of me fainting)

    delicious in the extreme !

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