Seton Castle is one of the few examples of historic works that have passed down through the generations without adulteration. The final project that famed architect and designer Robert Adam did in Scotland, Seton Castle was built in 1789, using stone from Seton Palace, which was said to be Mary Queen of Scot’s preferred retreat. Each of the 13 bedrooms and more showcase Adam’s talent, from the perfectly executed plasterwork on the ceilings to the curved oak paneled doors and bay windows. Adam further employed the traditional details of castles, such as slit windows and turrets. The designer also added in secret staircases and hidden doors for a bit of intrigue. But Seton castle might best be known for its curved doors and walls as well as its arched windows.
The castle has been a part of the Wemyss family for almost 200 years—from the late 18th century to 2003. With one family caring for the property, its original design and detail have been immaculately maintained. That’s not to say that some updating hasn’t happened. A full security system has been added in and a state-of-the-art gym keeps occupants healthy. There’s a playroom for children, and a huge double AGA kitchen. The dining room is lined in silk, there’s a billiard room and a traditional olde world bar, as well as a cinema. Guest cottages are available for visitors, and there’s also a helipad on the 13 acre estate. Finally, the working stables have also been refurbished and include a foaling stable. And don’t forget about Stable Bar, the estate’s authentic private tavern that sits just off the tack room and the coach house.
If you’re ready to live like royalty, you’ll need to be able to pay like royalty. You can pick up Seton Castle for a measly £8,000,000.