Four castles for sale ahead of the King’s Coronation
Ahead of the Coronation of King Charles this weekend property website Rightmove shares four castles for sale in the UK.
1. Stowe Castle, Buckinghamshire, £4.5m
It is a castle with its own helipad.
But for those who need further convincing, Stowe Castle in Buckinghamshire is a unique Grade II listed property, set amongst large and beautiful grounds.
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The home is filled with history and combines some modern additions through refurbishment with preserved character features.
The only snag is that you need £4.5m to acquire it.
2. Brechin Castle, Angus, £3m
Eight reception rooms, 16 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms for £3m. For those who think that might be a good deal, Brechin Castle in Angus is up for sale, along with its 70 acres of land.
This historic castle was last reconstructed in the early 1700s, and incorporates part of the original castle dating back to the 13th century.
The listing mentions a dining room fit for a banquet, "and is the dream setting to entertain family or friends in a grand setting".
3. Otterburn Castle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, £3m
Seventeen en suite bedrooms over three floors, four reception/entertaining rooms, a marquee, bistro, main bar, refrigeration room & laundry.
The list goes on but it is enough to get an idea of what you get if you purchase Otterburn Castle in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
It is currently run as a country house hotel and retains many of its historic fittings and architectural details, including stone-mullioned windows, oak wall panelling, magnificent fireplaces and intricate plasterwork.
The home sits within 32-acres of formal gardens, mature woodland and parkland. It also costs £3m.
4. Earlshall Castle, St. Andrews, £8m
Saving the best for last, or at least the most expensive, Earlshall Castle in St. Andrews' price tag is around double every other castle on this list.
Yes, you could buy Brechin Castle and Otterburn Castle and still have £2m left. So what do you get for £8m?
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The castle’s origins can be traced back to 1546, when Sir William Bruce began building it. This home is described as one of the best kept 16th century houses in Scotland, set in a world-famous walled garden and beautifully restored by Sir Robert Lorimer.
There is also something that no other castle on this list can boast — Earlshall Castle can count Mary Queen of Scots and King James I as visitors.
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