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Report - Askinsh House (AKA The Big House), Scotland, June 2016

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by SirHissjunior, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. SirHissjunior

    SirHissjunior 28DL Full Member
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    Sparse history stolen from another site; (Very hard to find any kind of comprehensive information about this site)

    'Formely a mansion of MacIver Campbells of Asknish (in Kilninver and Kilmelfort). Replaced an ancient castle (now gone) of Campbells of Auckinbreck, (Kilmodan) who sold the estate to MacIver Campbells 1768. Sometimes called Asknesh. (Historic Scotland)
    Thought to have been used as a house/ school for evacuees during WW2. (The Blitz on Clydeside, GCC)'

    You may have seen this site code named as 'The big house' on other threads or indeed other forums.

    The Explore;

    We decided to take the plunge and put in the time to travel to this. It isn't so much the distance as the fact that this is in the middle of nowhere so it is the only place to explore here and if it's a fail it results in a massive fail and a pretty miserable drive back to civilisation!
    Having said that I'm pretty stoked we did it as it proved to be a wee treasure and we never saw another soul while here.

    Enjoy!

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    Now this next image I love as it shows the beautiful and ornate design on the ceiling....

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    And the view out of the front door, stunning!

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  2. Kal-El

    Kal-El Believe you can and you're halfway there.
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  3. SirHissjunior

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    Haha! Cheers mate!
     
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    I'm happy to see another report on this, haven't heard any news from it since around 2012 when I visited, and got busted so unfortunately only got to the first floor.

    Absolutely gutted to see that piano it that state, was in the only one there? If it's the same one this is my photo from 2012
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    it was worth a bomb if i remember correctly.

    Such a shame the place is going to such ruin
     
  5. SirHissjunior

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    I think this place kinda fell off the radar as it's so remote. A thoroughly enjoyable explore though. We never encountered another person whilst there.
    We did the ground and first floor but never went any further as the floors and stairs were very, very rotten. A few heart in mouth moments!
    Yeah the piano looked like it may have been worth a bit in its day but sadly it's now a wreck.
     
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    Nice report and pics!!! That certainly is a big house!! That view is incredible isn't it :)
     
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    Cheers!
    Aye the view is fantastic. I found it a nice wee change to explore a place that wasn't in a town or a city. I had time to appreciate some beautiful scenery.
     
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    Hi my friends own this house. It's up for sale..
     
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    How can i see the photos on this post? They are not showing? Thanks!
     
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    You cant, the OP has obviously done something with the pics and the links are no longer working.
     
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    just a heads up to anyone planning a visit here....it is has been bought and is now being gutted out and refurbished.

    its a good old drive out there so hopefully this will save you a trip!
     
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