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Gloucestershire medieval castle goes on sale for £1 million

A grade II-listed Medieval castle with historical connections to William the Conqueror has hit the market at just under £1million.

The stunning home – known as King John’s Castle – in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, is up for sale at £975,000.

Owner’s of the home will also recieve titles of Lord or Lady of the Manor of Mythe and Mythe Hook, which is understood to have been given by King John and conveyed from owner to owner. 

Grade II-listed Medieval castle, called King John’s castle with historical connections to William the Conqueror has hit the market at £975,000

The two-storey property combines features from its medieval roots and the 16th century, as well as current design touches.

It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three spacious reception rooms – perfect for entertaining guests.

Period elements inside the home include stone doorways, timber doors and beams, stained glass windows, as well as fireplaces.

The property in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire combines modern touches with period features such as this stone fireplace

The property in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire combines modern touches with period features such as this stone fireplace 

It also has large country style kitchen with an island bench in the centre

It also has large country style kitchen with an island bench in the centre 

In the bathroom, the property's timber panels are on show

In the bathroom, the property’s timber panels are on show 

The elegantly designed dining room features an exposed stone wall as well as a stone brimmed window sill

The elegantly designed dining room features an exposed stone wall as well as a stone brimmed window sill

One of the reception rooms has French doors that open out to the paved patio that leads out to the back garden

 One of the reception rooms has French doors that open out to the paved patio that leads out to the back garden

It also has modern touches throughout its interior such as a large country style kitchen, French doors and ceiling windows for natural light. 

Outside the home, potential buyers can enjoy a private and beautifully landscaped garden and well-manicure lawn from their patio area or two garden studios on the property. 

A gated driveway leads to a wide parking area, as well as an open bay garaging for guests. 

On the second floor of the home is one of the property's five bedrooms - painted in white to give the space extra light

On the second floor of the home is one of the property’s five bedrooms – painted in white to give the space extra light

The property feature plenty of period detail throughout its history including stained glass windows

The property feature plenty of period detail throughout its history including stained glass windows 

Outside the home, potential buyers can enjoy a private and beautifully landscaped garden and well-manicure lawn

Outside the home, potential buyers can enjoy a private and beautifully landscaped garden and well-manicure lawn 

The first owner of the property is believed to be Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, who lived between 1066 and 1083.

The famous Tewkesbury Abbey was also thought to have had free standing chapel on the site prior to the current home being built. 

The first owner of the property is believed to be Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, who lived between 1066 and 1083. The famous Tewkesbury Abbey was also thought to have had free standing chapel on the site prior to the current home being built

The first owner of the property is believed to be Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, who lived between 1066 and 1083. The famous Tewkesbury Abbey was also thought to have had free standing chapel on the site prior to the current home being built

The property takes its name from a local story of King John, who reigned in the 12th century, who used the grounds as his personal hunting lodge

The property takes its name from a local story of King John, who reigned in the 12th century, who used the grounds as his personal hunting lodge

Real Estate agents selling the castle it is 'beautifully presented' and that they are expecting a huge amount of interest in it

Real Estate agents selling the castle it is ‘beautifully presented’ and that they are expecting a huge amount of interest in it

Who was Queen Matilda?

The first owner of the property is believed to be Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, and lived there between 1066 until 1083.

Known as Matilda of Flanders, she was born in Bruges, Belgium circa 1031. 

She and married William circa 1051-2 at Notre Dame d’Eu, and together they had 10 children.

Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083). She was Queen Consort of William the Conqueror

Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083). She was Queen Consort of William the Conqueror

The property takes its name from a local story of King John, who reigned in the 12th century, who used the grounds as his personal hunting lodge. 

Real Estate agents selling the castle it is ‘beautifully presented’ and that they are expecting a huge amount of interest in it.

Tom Banwell, from Knight Frank, said: ‘This is a beautiful lump of a property with an amazing history. 

‘It offers the best of both worlds with its classic features and modern living.

‘It’s quirky which will always draw people in and we’d expect it to attract significant interest. 

‘The current owners have kept the property since 2015 but are now looking to sell for business reasons.

‘It has great character and should have no problems finding a buyer.’ 

 

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