For the price of a London apartment, you could waft into Carraig Thura, a Scottish baronial fantasy on the shores of a loch on Lochawe, Argyll. Given the size of the place – 17 bedrooms and a similar tally of bathrooms including a self-contained apartment and separate wing – you could bring numbers of your favourite friends and family to dwell with you, which means the extreme remoteness will weigh less heavily.Carraig Thura is a large Edwardian house built in 1904 in the Scots baronial style with crow-stepped gables and corner turrets. It was designed by George Penrose Kennedy Young of Perth. Young had previously carried out extensive additions to the nearby Lochawe Hotel and to Ardbrecknish House on the southern side of Loch Awe.Carraig Thura was designed to take full advantage of its wonderful setting between the shores of Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan, at the mouth of Glenorchy. It has magnificent views over the loch to Kilchurn Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, and to the rugged Ben Lui hills beyond. Funnily, I was at right at this place, exactly five years ago this week!Recent renovations have respected the dark paneled walls, beamed ceilings and huge fireplaces. If you demolished the 1960s’ west wing containing half the bedrooms, it would be of a more manageable size. Check out the great sink!
£695,000 (or $1,074,351.67)