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Castle for sale on internet site
Lee Castle
Sellers are hoping to get in the region of 8m for the castle
A castle complete with 250 acres of land and its own baronet's title is up for sale on the internet auction site eBay with a price tag of 4m.

The sellers of Lee Castle in the Clyde Valley near Lanark have struggled to find a buyer for the building, which is 700-years-old.

They said the property has attracted a lot of interest on eBay.

Although the price tag reads 4m, the selling agents Remax International said they hope to get between 8m and 9m.

Pipes and drums

The poor exchange rate with the dollar is thought to have discouraged American buyers and a deal last November fell through at the last minute.

The new owner of the Gothic-style castle, should one be found, will also become the 35th Baron or Baroness of Lee.

Another prize that comes with the estate is the 25-member Pipes and Drums of the Barony of Lee who will play for the new residents at the baron's beckoning.

Gordon Lockhart, of Remax, said: "The owner will also have the privilege of registering their own coat-of-arms, motto and even the family tartan."

There have been three bids since the sale went on eBay, but the amounts have not been revealed.


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