Former Gordon seat, the Grade A listed Castle of Park in Banffshire has just come onto the market, at a guide price of £1.5m.
Castle of Park was for over 400 years the seat of the Gordons of Park, a family now represented by the Gordon-Duffs of Drummuir. It was bought from the bankrupt John Abernethy, Lord Saltoun, back in 1605 by John Gordon of Cairnborrow and Edinglassie for his son Adam.
The earliest parts of the castle date may date back to the 13th century, with several alterations being made over the years, the most recent of which is a very modern enclosed swimming pool on the lawn!
For the last thirteen years, the castle has been the home of the Campbell-Wilson family, who, as well as enjoying it as a private home, also let it out as self-catered holiday accommodation. Becky Campbell-Wilson appeared recently on the BBC series Fake or Fortune, seeking to find out whether the painting her late husband had bought was by the renowned artist Paul Delaroche.
The family of Gordon of Park is notable for being suspected to have been the branch from which General Gordon of Khartoum was descended. The coat of arms borne by the famous General’s family is very similar to that of the Gordons of Park.
The sale is being managed by Knight Frank, and their page for the sale can be found here: https://www.knightfrank.co.uk/properties/residential/for-sale/cornhill-banff-aberdeenshire-ab45/EDN110124