And finally… derelict
A castle near Helensburgh which, for 25 years, has been at the centre of a protracted legal battle over a £230 debt has been put up for sale for nearly £1.3 million.
Knockderry Castle’s former owner, Marian van Overwaele, was made bankrupt in 2000 after her repeated refusals to pay the £230 bill escalated the debt to £30,000.
She subsequently transferred ownership of the castle to her brother and continued to live there with him, fightings bids to evict them in the courts.
The 160-year-old building, with six bedrooms and four reception rooms, is being marketed for offers over £1.25 million by Strutt & Parker and Shepherd Chartered Surveyors.