Binnhill Tower in Kinfauns, Perth and Kinross, built in 1813, can be bought for around £80,000 after it went on sale – it has been likened to something out of a Disney film
Video not available
A tower that the fairy tale character Rapunzel would feel at home in, complete with a roof terrace, is on the market for £80,000.
Binnhill Tower in Kinfauns, Perth and Kinross has been compared to something out of a Disney film because of its towering height above the surrounding trees.
The 80ft B-listed stone memorial was built in 1813 for Francis Gray, 14th Lord Grey, and rises over four floors.
An octagonal spiral staircase with small windows is located at the corner of the property and leads the owners to each floor of the stone building.
And potential buyers can relax on the roof terrace and look out over stunning panoramic views across the River Tay to the Lomond Hills.
would you live here Share your opinion in the comment section
The crenellated tower was built in the middle of deep forest near another historic landmark, the A-list Kinfauns Castle.
It has recently had some repair work including replacing joists and adding a roof to make it watertight from above.
Thornton real estate agents hope potential buyers will be able to convert the historic landmark into a family home after obtaining planning permission.
Describing the sale as “a truly rare and unique buying opportunity”, they added: “The B-listed Binnhill Tower is a stone-built, four-storey Gothic tower with a stunning hilltop location in the picturesque village of Kinfauns, surrounded by mature woodland and with spectacular panoramic views across the River Tay to the Lomond Hills.
“This striking landmark represents a truly rare and unique opportunity for anyone seeking a historic and romantic building ripe for transformation in the Grand Designs style.
“The crenellated tower was built by Francis Gray, 14th Lord Grey, as an observatory and focal point in the lush grounds of Kinfauns Castle, an imposing A-list Gothic mansion.
“The tower is out of planning permission for restoration and conversion into a dwelling and has a small footprint.
“There may be an opportunity to negotiate with the Forest Service to purchase additional land as well.”
Thorntons announced the new listing on social media this week, saying: “Have you ever dreamed of owning your own fairytale house?
“Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a tower, guarded by a dragon, waiting to be rescued by a mighty hero?
“Well, don’t be surprised anymore.
“Having come onto the market, the phenomenal Binnhill Tower is ready to make your real estate dream come true.”
Hundreds of followers liked the posts, which received almost 100 comments and dozens of likes and shares.
Tracy Smith said, “I’m sure there’s a Rapunzel out there.”
Gill Smith wrote, “A little fixer upper.”
Ruthana Duncan commented, “This screams archery house to me.
“You’d have a whole forest to shoot.”
Binnhill Castle was commissioned by Francis Gray, 14th Lord Grey, and completed by the prominent architect William Mackenzie.
Lord Gray was a member of the House of Lords from 1812 to 1841.
He used the tower as an observatory and a talking point to discuss politics with his peers.
Thorntons listed the property for offers in excess of £80,000 earlier this week.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mysterious-80ft-rapunzel-tower-straight-26599603 Mysterious 24m 'Rapunzel' tower straight out of a Disney film available for £80,000