A BREATHTAKING 15th-century fort the place Mary Queen of Scots spent her final evening of freedom is on sale for £1.7 million.
Fa’facet fort rests on the East Lothian coast, simply ten miles from Edinburgh, with dramatic views out to the Firth of Forth.
Full with its very personal nice corridor, sweeping staircases, a dungeon and roof-top walkway, the fort interiors steadiness 5 centuries of historical past with fashionable consolation.
Mary Queen of Scots famously spent her final evening at Fa’facet fort earlier than driving to the Battle of Carbury on the morning of 15 June 1567.
She is alleged to have modified out of her lavish garments into a brief skirt earlier than the journey, leaving her jewels and belongings stowed in a chest on the fort.
The ill-fated queen was imprisoned in Loch Leven after simply two days however later escaped to 20 years of exile in France.
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And whereas Fa’facet fort had fallen into rack and smash by the 20th century, intensive renovations within the 1980s reworked the fort right into a spectacular house.
Lots of the constructing’s historic options stay together with barrel-vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, and the good corridor’s painted ceiling.
Savills’ Jamie Macnab described the fort’s nice corridor.
“This magnificent previous room has an authentic stone constructed fire with a log burning range. Beside the window there are stone window seats constructed into the thick fort partitions,” he mentioned.
“There’s a painted ceiling and in addition on the ceiling there are among the authentic corbels uncovered from when the fort was destroyed by a fireplace earlier than the Battle of Pinkie.
In addition to the good corridor, the fort options six grand bedrooms, three bogs and 5 residing rooms – all throughout 4 flooring.
Fashionable touches embody a carry and three bogs.
The grounds vary throughout two-acres together with gardens, its very personal courtyard and two 17th-century cottages, every with two bedrooms.
Mr Macnab added: “Fa’facet Fort is approached by means of double gates main into the fort grounds.
“There’s a properly maintained garden inside an internal bailey wall and this additionally contains a big gravelled parking space to the east of the property.
“There’s an inside courtyard with partitions on two sides.
“Options embody a beech hedge and woodland offering privateness.
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“Fa’facet Fort has implausible panoramic views in direction of Edinburgh.
“The fort lies in a really non-public rural location amidst rolling farmland.”
The fort’s spectacular white stone exterior and hovering turrets look out to the Lammermuir hills.
Fa’facet is being offered after its present proprietor Ian Brash stole over £350,000 from a medical charity.
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