A SCOTTISH mansion linked to the most controversial British monarch of the 20th century is on the market for offers over £975,000.

Underwood House, in Craigie, Ayrshire, was visited in 1926 by the future Edward VIII, the king who a decade later abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

As the Prince of Wales, he took part in the Eglinton fox hunt and kept his horses at nearby Underwood House.

The category B-listed Georgian mansion still retains the equestrian facilities which were deemed good enough for royalty nearly 100 years ago. 

The stunning 18th century country house was originally built for Captain John Kennedy following his purchase of the estate in 1785. 

The house was badly damaged by a fire in 1862 and later restored and extended with double windows and other period features added.

Underwood House has three kitchens, ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms.