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Castle Douglas 

Castle Douglas was a stronghold of the Douglas family from medieval times to the 20th century. The first castle, erected in the 13th century, was destroyed and replaced several times, until the 18th century, when a large mansion house was built in its place. This was demolished in 1938, and today only a single corner tower of the 17th century castle remains. The castle was the former family seat of the Prime Minister, Alec Douglas-Home.

The castle is located 1 kilometer north east of the village of Douglas, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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5 OF THE BEST: UNDER 300

HOME FARM, KERSE, LESMAHAGOW, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE

When this property popped up on my Twitter feed last week, I couldn’t help but bookmark it to feature with this 5 of the best series. For a start, the interior caught my eye as the living space is peppered with cool pieces of furniture and lighting (hello Arco light, hello Robin Day dining chairs, and hello vintage sideboard).

And then there’s the scale of the main living area, which is open plan to the dining space and kitchen. Just look at the vast ceiling height here, which creates a great sense of space, while the floor-depth windows and Velux rooflights bathe this area in natural light.

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