If the events of this year have left you almost constantly daydreaming about a new way of life, this might be the push you need. Well, it might be if you have a cool £1.5 million ($2 million, A$2.7 million) in the bank.
People in pokey studio flats or massive house shares aren’t the only ones who’ve been inspired to make a change this year. So have the family who own this colossal pink castle in Scotland: they’ve just put the property on the market for wealthy prospective buyers.
Quite near the Scottish coast, north of the Cairngorms National Park and just a two-hour drive east of Inverness, Castle of Park is a listed country pile, painted a subtle shade of pink.
The most recently added sections date back to the nineteenth century, but parts of the castle remain from the sixteenth century.
So what does your £1.5 million get you, aside from some serious history? The castle has eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and six grand reception rooms, plus a self-contained two-bedroom flat. You’ll also have 36 acres of land, including a pavilion, croquet lawn, rose garden and swimming pool.
Don’t quite have the cash? The current owners rent out some of the rooms B&B-style, while you can also host parties in the beautiful surrounds. If the new owners keep that up, you may still get to drift off inside these historic walls after all.
Find out more here.
Failing that, check out these UK castles that you can rent for the night.