- In 1997, a woman refused to pay a £230 ($270) debt. Now, she’s had to sell her Scottish castle.
- Knockderry Castle is for sale for £1,250,000 ($1,476,781).
- The 19th-century listed property boasts four reception rooms, multiple bedrooms, and a separate cottage.
A Scottish castle has gone up for sale after a lengthy legal battle that began with a dispute over a £230 ($271.6) debt.
Court documents show that in 1997, Marion Van Overwaele was ordered by Dumbarton Sheriff Court to pay £230.87 ($271) for debts relating to a bridalwear business she owned. The debts quickly spiraled upwards due to interest, admin and court fees, and refusal to pay, as Van Overwaele insisted the debt was incorrect. As a result, she was declared bankrupt in 2000.
At this point, she transferred ownership of Knockderry Castle to her brother, George Amil. Van Overwaele continued to live there with him and his family. However, their legal woes worsened over time, and the family was evicted in March 2020.
Now, the listed castle is up for sale for £1.25 million ($1,476,781). Take a look inside.