If you have a spare £3million to hand, you could be the owner of this grand Grade II listed castle.
The aptly named ‘The Castle’ has come on sale for just £2,990,000 after the current owners said the huge property was ‘too big for their needs’.
The nine-bedroom property in Castle Eden, County Durham, comes complete with a huge 14 acres of woodland and luscious lawns, its own stone-style wine vault and even a cupola dome which resembles Rome’s Basilisca and floods the house with natural light.
Upon entering the Georgian property, built in the early 1700s, guests are met with a sweeping staircase and fully furnished castle fit for a king. Inside the house, there is a formal drawing room or even a games room where the host can entertain visitors.
The stunning staircase leads up to another two more storeys featuring fully-furnished bedrooms with bathrooms, fully kitted out with some of the highest quality bed lining, towels and fixtures and fittings.
Visitors should not be hard pressed for space while staying at the house, with enough room to comfortably house at least 18 guests at a time with plenty of parking spaces for a minimum of eight vehicles.
The castle also features a ‘palm house’ orangery which provides an ideal setting for the new owners to soak in some of the sprawling countryside views.
The superb Georgian country house stands dominantly in front of the attached courtyard buildings recently converted into a select number of separate complementary houses of differing architectural styles.
Estate agents Urban Base said the property would be a worthwhile investment for an ‘executive family with three or four children’.
‘The Castle’ in Castle Eden, County Durham, is a grade II listed building in the early 1700s and goes on sale £3million
The three-floor building, which comes with its own basement and wine cellar, is still in pristine condition and will not require much time or effort to renovate
Guests will be welcomed with a fully furnished and colour-coordinated property. This reception room uses a light blue colour scheme with off-white sofas and a glass table
The conservatory in the house is just as grand as the original property, with a lovely table and chairs surrounded by indoor greenery which looks out onto some of the 14 acres of greenland
Despite being built in the early 1700s, the castle’s decoration and fittings have been brought into the 21st century. This guest bedroom is fitted with a wooden bed, blue sofa and antique-style lampshades on both the bedside table and ceiling light
One of the most unique feature about this property in comparison to other £3m castles is its vast wine underground wine cellar in the basement
The wine cellar can fit hundreds, if not thousands, of vintage wines that the new owner can impress guests with
Undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking features in the property includes the cupola dome which resembles Rome’s Basilisca and floods the house with natural light
Despite accommodating some new 21st century features, old-fashioned fittings such as this retro-style bathtub have been left in so none of the authenticity of the castle has been replaced
The landing on one of the floors comes with an old-fashioned wooden bookcase and two armchairs
The new buyer will be greeted with lofted ceilings and open-plan floor space which make the property airy, accommodating and homely. The pillars which appear to hold the higher levels in the house up give it a stately and regal look