Yester House Gets Another Price Cut

One of our favorite estate of the day properties, Yester House, has had another price cut. It had been on the market a while when we covered it last year. The home is one of Scotland's most expensive properties, a beautiful home built between 1699 and 1728 and a category 'A' listed house located near the village of Gifford. Last year it was listed at £12 million but Bloomberg News reports that it has had a price cut down to £8 million. Bloomberg says that Italian-American opera composer Gian Carlo Menotti's adopted son originally put it on the market for £15 million in 2008.

The home is on around 500 acres and has 14 bedrooms. It has interiors by William and Robert Adam and includes a grand entrance hall and huge ballroom. The estate was commissioned by the 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale in the late 17th century and completed in the 18th century by William Adam and by his son Robert. The home also has huge canvases by William Delacour set in elaborate plasterwork. The property includes the ruins of the 13th century Yester Castle including the subterranean Goblin Hall, or Ha', written about by Sir Walter Scott in his epic poem Marmion.

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