Ailie House has remained within the same family for over 380 years appearing for the very first time on the open market since it was built in the 17th Century when King Charles I was on the throne.

A “one of a kind” category C listed 4 bedroom Cottage on Low Causeway in Culross was For Sale for offers over £299,950 and Estate agent Colin Jenkins said it was “on and off the market within six days!”.

Put on the market by AMAZING RESULTS!, the 17th century home includes a bell-shaped roof, reputed to be only one of four remaining anywhere in Scotland.

The property is in the centre of the ancient burgh of Culross and boasts four bedrooms, two reception rooms, two kitchens and two bathrooms.

Listed as a “development / refurbishment project”, it has a generous, south-facing garden with views out over the Forth, private cobbled parking spaces and its own detached garage.

Colin added: “There used to be two families living there, one lived on one side and the other family lived on the other side.

“It later became one house. It’s still got the original fireplace.”

Although a very old property, it’s not the oldest in the village as the palace opened in 1611, it was also pre-dated by the West Kirk and Culross Abbey.