Piteadie Castle, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5UN | Property for sale | Savills
3.80 Ac(1.54 Ha)
Offers over £225,000

Piteadie CastleKirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5UN

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2021
  • Stunning setting with views to Firth of Forth
  • fruit orchard & paddock
  • tennis court (requiring refurbishment)
  • poly tunnel, open stone shed & chicken coop
  • About 3.8 acres

Ruined castle with restoration potential

About this property

  • Piteadie Castle is believed to originate from the late 15th century. It was partially rebuilt in the 17th century with the addition of a stair tower. It is now ruinous.

    There is a wall with an arched gateway and a pediment carved with a coat of arms. There is a single storey outbuilding (gatehouse) to the side, also in a ruined state.

    The castle was featured in Nigel Tranter's novel about James II of Scotland and his protector Alexander Lyon.

    Adjacent to the castle is a disused tennis court with a stone-built pavilion. There is a polytunnel and a chicken coop in the garden. There is also a former kitchen garden with the remains of a greenhouse and a potting shed. There is an orchard containing around 30 fruit trees to the east of the castle. The grounds of the castle extend to about 3.8 acres.

    Historic Environment Scotland

    Historic Environment Scotland advise that any proposals to renovate or refurbish the castle including for use as a residential dwelling should seek to preserve the cultural significance and special interest of the castle, and that any work should be sensitive and safeguard the continued importance of the building for the future.

    In reviewing options for the castle's future, restoration so that it could be used as a dwelling could be viewed as an opportunity to ensure its long-term preservation. It might also be worth considering whether there is potential for development within the remains of the later building attached to the northeast elevation which is not scheduled:


    Although obviously it would be likely that the castle would also need some consolidation to make it safe.

    Piteadie Castle is a Scheduled Monument.

    A right of access to the castle will granted up the main drive and along the edge of the field to the east of Piteadie House.

    A private water supply via a borehole and mains electricity will be made available.

    Photographs and Sketches
    Photographs taken July 2020
    Brochure Code 201013

    The Castle sketches are illustrative only. They have been provided by John Sanders of Simpson & Brown as a concept for a client. Planning permission has not been applied for.

    John Sanders, Partner, Simpson & Brown
    The Old Printworks, 77a Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5HS
    0131 555 4678

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Local information

  • Piteadie Castle is set in grounds below Piteadie House on the southern slope of a hill in the rolling Fife farmland. The property is surrounded by countryside and has glorious views to the south over the Firth of Forth.
  • The property is rural but is conveniently situated for amenities and transport links. The Forth Road Bridge is 12 miles away, with Edinburgh Airport and the city centre only 20 miles and 24 miles respectively. Kirkcaldy and Inverkeithing have railway stations on the main east coast line, which provide services to Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London.
  • Kirkcaldy provides all essential facilities including supermarkets, shops, schools, professional services and a hospital. The Fife Coastal Path is an attractive walk which links Kirkcaldy to Kinghorn and Aberdour. There are golf courses at Kinghorn, Aberdour, Kirkcaldy and Burntisland with a further selection of links courses along the Fife coast. St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, is 26 miles to the north.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Edinburgh take the A90 north, cross the Forth Road Bridge and leave the motorway at Junction 2. Take the A921 east towards Aberdour and turn left at the roundabout onto the B9157 signposted to Kirkcaldy. Continue along the B9157 for just over 9 miles. The private, tree lined road to Piteadie House and Castle is the first turning on the right after the junction signposted to Kinghorn.
  • EPC Exempt