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On the market: 19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee

19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee
19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee

The UK housing market is amazing. In some areas, a budget of just under £600,000 might struggle to get a semi-detached property. But if you move much further north, this 19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee could be had instead.

19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee
19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee

Quite simply, this is a stunning period property. OK, you’ll need to have business or family connections to the Dundee area for Craig Gowan to be a genuine option. But the value for money here is unbelievable.

19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee
19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee

It was built in 1878 for James Mudie by the architects James MacLaren and George Shaw Aitken, described as ‘an asymmetrical French chateau style house’, which has extensive accommodation over two flors, along with a basement. Plenty of period features too – decorative cornicings, an impressive central staircase, panelled doors and fireplaces. There are also views from the house over Broughty Ferry and across the River Tay to Fife.

19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee
19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee

According to the agent, the house offers up 14 bedrooms and five reception rooms, with the plans also showing a shower room, at least five bathrooms, a kitchen, strong room, coal cellar, cloakroom and considerable attic space.

19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee
19th century 14-bedroom Craig Gowan mansion in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee

Nip outside and you’ll find a gravelled area for parking, along with extensive gardens. There’s also planning permission for another house in the garden, according to the listing. Talking of planning, the house is also being pitched as a potential three-apartment development, with planning already in place.

Or just keep it as a huge Victorian hangout. Either way, the price is around £590,000.

Find out more at the Rightmove website