King of the castle
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.jackson-stops.co.uk)
Wilton Castle comes with a dry moat, landscaped gardens and five bedrooms. £1.495 million