Another three-day weekend is nigh, with events celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III planned across the nation.
And ahead of the royal-themed festivities, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most impressive regal residences currently listed for sale. From a jaw-dropping 13th-century castle, to a magnificent 16-bedroom retreat set in woodland, here are four grand castle estates that have been transformed into dramatic homes and historic hotels.
1. A 17th-century castellated home in Buckinghamshire
Positioned on the edge of a National Trust site and offering jaw-dropping views over the surrounding countryside, this incredible five-bedroom home dates back to 1741.
Complementing the castle’s stunning modern renovation, lots of the building’s original features have been meticulously restored, including fireplaces, cornicing and flagstone floors.
2. A castle with a fishing river
Surrounded by heather-filled hills and close to Scotland’s eastern coastline, Brechin Castle is set within around 70 acres of woodland.
A renowned walled garden is filled with lush manicured hedges, pathways, and a tranquil pond. And the magnificent main building is filled with ornate original features, including the staircase’s original iron balustrades dating back to the 1600s, and wooden crests crafted by local woodworkers.
3. A castle dating back to William the Conqueror’s era
Surrounded by gardens, woodland and its own lake, this Northumberland castle is found on the edge of the picturesque village of Otterburn.
Tudor-style decorative touches include a carved staircase and timber panelling, stone-mullioned windows and imposing carved fireplaces.
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