Castle of Scholars
The Castle of Scholars
Castle Gogar came on the selling block in early 2016. M-Squared enterprises made the purchase of the Castle in June of 2016. With enough research and digging you find that the owner of the Castle is none other than Nkosi Mungisi who had recently moved his operations to Europe.
Castle Gogar is a magnificent castle with traditional Scots Baronial façades. The southern elevation features a front facing crow step gable with spired roofs to the corbelled towers either side. There are dormer windows with stone inscriptions and battlements above the central tower. Castle Gogar is believed to date from 1625 when it was built as a traditional L plan castle by the architect William Ayton for John Cowper. The property was extended in the mid 1700s and again in the 19th century when the Scots Baronial features such as the tower and turrets were added. Castle Gogar was owned for over 200 years by the Steel-Maitlands, until the death of the last family member in 2002. The Castle was restored by the previous owners who acquired it in 2003 whilst the present owners have made a number of considerable improvements. Internally the castle has been immaculately restored but retains many original features. These include the vaulted crypt (or reception hall) on the ground floor, turnpike staircases, turrets with arrow slots and battlements. The Georgian rooms include a magnificent double bow ended first floor drawing room and beautiful panelled hall and dining room. The refurbishment incorporated everything one could ask for in a luxurious modern home. All the windows have been replaced with Ventrola sash and case windows and a modern heating system has been installed behind period style radiator covers. New panelling has been added using solid European oak. There is CAT 5 cabling to all rooms and intelligent lighting to the master bedroom and drawing room. The bathrooms are by Villeroy & Boch and Heritage, and the magnificent kitchen and master bedroom are by Clive Christian.
Resident Access List
- These are those persons who visit often or have close affiliation to Nkosi.
- Any Member of The Firm Coterie
- Any Brujah of Europe in Good Standing with the Tower (that is known to Nkosi)
Tour of the Castle
The Castle Proper
This is the main castle. This is where most of the amenities are located and where Nkosi Mungisi lives.
This is one of the few guest houses on the grounds where visitors may sleep. All windows on this and the main house have been treated to be sun proof.
The Main House
The Living Room of the main house.
The Dining Room
The Attic has been turned into a Nook/Study
Nkosi Mungisi's bedroom. Him being a minimalist prefers few furnishings in his private quarters.
The Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
The Conference Room
The Theater Room
The Bonfire Pit where Nkosi Mungisi likes to hold Rants and important meetings.