Knoppenburg Manor for sale

Knoppenburg Manor Selling price 2.7 million euros , approx £1.8 million or $3.2 million .Due to the location and the total estate size at Knoppenburg Manor it could be a unique commercial opportunity or a hotel or leisure centre . Detailed plans of the estate and buildings at Knoppenburg are available on request. Horse enthusiasts can take advantage of the Manor’s stables and agricultural land. A riding hall granted with building approval poses the opportunity to provide a further character to the property. Knoppenburg is one of a small number of historical properties for sale each year.

“Knoppenburg Manor for sale ” The famous “Galopprennbahn” in Cologne as well as the Duesseldorf race track are only a short trot away. Also within easy reach are the Paris race tracks of Longchamp, Chantilly and Maison Lafitte to name but a few. Everything is realizable – whether condominiums, horse farm, center for service providers – a central location in Europe and in the middle of nature: Ideal conditions for residing, operating or simply enjoying. Castlesofscotland.com now offers free property listings for suitable luxury properties

Torres Vedras farm

Beautiful farm placed inside the forest

Region: Estremadura / Silver Coast

Localization: Torres Vedras surroundings

Total plot area: approx. 30.000m2

Total construction area: approx. 500m2

10 minutes driving time to the city

15 minutes driving time to the golf courses

15 minutes driving time to the beach

10 minutes driving time to the main A8 motorway

20 minutes to Lisbon airport

Construction year: 1944 (refurbished on 1989)

Type: Farm with 4 buildings

Main House: (318m2 on 2 floors)

1st floor:

Fully furnished kitchen with appliances

Living Room with open fire place

Dinning room

Library

Bathroom

2nd floor:

4 Bedrooms

Bathroom

Large Balcony

Guest’s house: (60m2)

Living room

2 Bedrooms

American kitchen

Bathroom

House for the staff: (44m2 on 2 floors)

Kitchen

Dinning room

Living room

Bedroom

Bathroom

House on the forest: (48m2)

Living room with open fire place

Kitchen

Bedroom

Bathroom

Features:

Horse arena (450m2, covered)

Boxes (7) – includes 1 horse, 1 pony, 1 donkey

Kennel

Chicken coop

Greenhouse in glass (English style, 80m2)

Carport

Well

Artesian hole

Hayloft (150m2)

Little river

Agent’s personal opinion:

Peaceful area, in the middle of a beautiful forest

Excellent exposure to the sun

Unique – Very well located!

Excellent investment!

Bed and Breakfast potential!

Possibility to build wood houses for rentals!

The farm is fully equipped, including furniture.

Leys Castle estate

The historic, 3,173-acre Leys Castle estate near Inverness, with its Category A-listed, Tudor Gothic castle built by Samuel Beazley for Col John Baillie in 1833. It has spectacular views over the city, the Moray Firth, the Black Isle and beyond. The original Leys estate was owned from 1712 to 1885 by the Baillie family, important local landowners who moved in the upper echelons of Highland society. In 1926, it was bought by Sir Francis Walker, who acquired more land from the Baillies of nearby Dochfour, including the farms of Balmore, Balvonie, Newton, Braeton and the Black Wood-all part of the estate now being sold by his descendants.

Sir Francis was a man of vision and energy, and an Olympic sportsman. He had the cellars opposite the basement removed and the lawn on the north side of the castle lowered to create properly lit lower-ground accommodation for staff. In 1928, he created the terraced lawns and arboretum, and a huge outdoor, Olympic-size swimming pool, which was fed by fresh water from the water garden, and used by the family for swimming, boating, curling and ice-skating until the early 1970s. At about the same time, he built a model steading at Leys Home Farm to house his famous herd of native rare-breed and Highland cattle, which is also for sale.

The family moved out during the Second World War, when the castle was requisitioned as a military hospital, and only moved back in 1958, when Sir Francis had completed a full restoration programme. Today, the accommodation comprises a main reception hall, six ground-floor reception rooms, a kitchen, a billiard room and staff quarters on the lower-ground floor, and eight bedrooms and four bathrooms on the first floor. Other estate houses include the six-bedroom Grange, built in 1860, and 10 cottages.

Knoppenburg Manor

Knoppenburg Manor Selling price 2.7 million euros , approx £1.8 million or $3.2 million .Due to the location and the total estate size at Knoppenburg Manor it could be a unique commercial opportunity or a hotel or leisure centre . Detailed plans of the estate and buildings at Knoppenburg are available on request. Horse enthusiasts can take advantage of the Manor’s stables and agricultural land. A riding hall granted with building approval poses the opportunity to provide a further character to the property.

“Knoppenburg Manor for sale ” The famous “Galopprennbahn” in Cologne as well as the Duesseldorf race track are only a short trot away. Also within easy reach are the Paris race tracks of Longchamp, Chantilly and Maison Lafitte to name but a few. Everything is realizable – whether condominiums, horse farm, center for service providers – a central location in Europe and in the middle of nature: Ideal conditions for residing, operating or simply enjoying. Castlesofscotland.com now offers free property listings for suitable luxury properties

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Braveheart statue sent back to sculptor

William Wallace statue, Wallace Monument , Stirling
Braveheart - William Wallace statue, Wallace Monument , Stirling

The controversial Braveheart statue at the Wallace Monument in Stirling has been returned to sculptor Tom Church. The William Wallace statue has divided opinion equally between those who love it and those who hate it . Historians were outraged because of its remarkable resemblance to a certain actor Mel Gibson , star of the Braveheart film. That was taking historical inaccuracies to a whole new level. However tourists visiting the Monument loved having their picture taken beside it . The 13 foot statue was 12 tonnes and carved out of gold sandstone . A new visitor centre is being built where it stood in the car park at the foot of the Monument.Church said he had been inspired to create the statue, which took him five months to carve, after watching the 1997 film. Church said: “I know the purists didn’t think too much of it but the tourists absolutely loved it. I believe it’s rightful home is at the Wallace Monument. It was the ideal place for it. I think they were maybe a bit angry that some people just wanted their picture taken with the statue and didn’t bother going into the monument.”

So what has the Braveheart phenomenon done for Scotland ? I think it has had a great effect on tourism in Scotland. The film has encouraged lots of new visitors to come over here. Beyond that it has also played well with the SNP and supporters of Independence because it is just an epic , albeit  inaccurate , film which appeals to the emotions of anyone who wants freedom for their own country . The picture of the statue featured here is available as a poster from Castle Pictures.

Fuji S9600 digital camera review

Fuji S9600
Fuji S9600
Fuji has a wide range of digital cameras from compacts to bridge cameras . The Fuji S9600 is one of the best bridge cameras ever made . Instead of reinventing the hugely successful Fuji S9500, the S9600 sees the introduction instead of some carefully-chosen improvements. Improving LCD size, image sharpness and low light autofocus, the new camera acts as a definite upgrade to its predecessor. The camera has a very impressive zoom lens; covering the crucial 28-300mm range, and crafted from the highest standard Fujinon optics, this is a built-in lens that has been engineered to work perfectly with the camera’s sensor technology. And the sensor technology is just as advanced – a nine million effective pixel Super CCD and Real Photo Processor combination that not only delivers on detail, but also the major image quality milestones: colour, low noise, dynamic range and sensitivity. The wide angle end is ideal for landscapes . Middle of the range focal lengths ( 100 to 150 mm ) can be used for portraits . The telephoto end is perfect for sports .
People that use the S9600 will not miss many shots. There is no annoying wait as a motor extends the lens (it is already in position), and the autofocus locks on to subjects with a speed that will make you think twice as to whether this really is not a DSLR. With its use of manual zoom ring, dials and buttons for important functions, the S9600 is designed for photographers who do not want their camera to get in the way of their photography.
The S9600 design allows you to do many things that you can’t with a digital SLR. For instance, using the 2-inch LCD to compose your image, rather than having to lift the camera to cover your eye.The LCD has a double hinge which allows you to change the angle of it to suit you depending on the angle you want to hold the camera at . You can hold the camera at waist level or ground level if you want a low angle . If you are shooting close-ups you can set the LCD screen at any angle between vertical and horizontal ie a full 90 degrees to play with . Using the zoom to reach virtually any of the major focal lengths, rather than having to change lenses and possibly see harmful dust enter the camera, not to mention missing the shot. Also, the mirror-free design allows you to enjoy the added functionality of a movie mode, which is something that SLRs cannot offer.

The lens is fixed to the camera – not only will the interior of the camera be protected from dust and the elements, but you also have an incredible zoom range at your disposal.It’s easy to zoom from one end of the zoom to the other with one movement . Fujinon optics have an enviable reputation within the photography industry for their clarity and quality, and the lens on the S9600 lives up to the name. The 13 elements include one hybrid aspherical element; one glass moulded aspherical element, as well as ED glass. Furthermore, photography enthusiasts will like the manual twist barrel zoom control, as well as the manual focusing ring, both giving pinpoint control.
One of the more visible improvements on the S9600 is the large 2-inch LCD monitor, mounted on a tiltable axis on the back of the camera. Possessing an extremely detailed display of 235,000 pixels, it enables you to check focus and get an immediate idea of image sharpness. Unlike an SLR, you will find yourself able to shoot above your head and from the floor, unlocking amazing shooting potential.
This camera is about a lot more than just nine million pixels. Super CCD technology has long been associated with class-leading performance in top-end digital cameras. Unlike generic image sensors, this system is developed and manufactured entirely in-house, and is performance only available from Fujifilm. Compared to the S9500, the S9600 sees refinements in the area of image sharpness, delivering a bitingly crisp rendition of reality. Furthermore, the impressive ISO range of 100-1600 means that you will get great, blur-free results in all light, not just daylight. Because of its incredible potential in low light conditions, the S9600’s auto focus has been further improved, enabling it to find focus more quickly in dim conditions. Fuji S9600