King of the castle

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THe Jack­son-stops & Staff Cirences­ter branch has just brought a 12th-cen­tury Nor­man castle to the mar­ket at £1.495 mil­lion (above), which comes with the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase the ti­tle lord of Wil­ton Castle. With five bed­rooms, this Grade I-listed Sched­uled An­cient Mon­u­ment in­cor­po­rates fea­tures from the Nor­man, tu­dor, eliz­a­bethan, Ge­or­gian and Vic­to­rian eras and has un­der­gone a re­cent 10-year restora­tion. It has lovely land­scaped gar­dens, a for­mer chapel, a dry moat and is sur­rounded by ro­man­tic par­tial ru­ins.

on the River Wye in Here­ford­shire, Wil­ton Castle was orig­i­nally built to keep out the Welsh. there are three tow­ers, but only two have been re­stored. A new owner will have the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop the Great tower, which could pro­vide fur­ther liv­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion, in­clud­ing three en-suite bed­rooms, a new glass en­trance and a draw­bridge (01285 653334; www.jack­

Wil­ton Castle comes with a dry moat, land­scaped gar­dens and five bed­rooms. £1.495 mil­lion

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