Want to Live Like the Royals? This Castle is Up For Sale

By Martha Davies

1 year ago

Live out your monarchical fantasy in this one-of-a-kind home

If you’ve been hunting for a particularly extraordinary property, this refurbished castle certainly fits the bill. Perched on the edge of National Trust gardens and offering verdant views of rural Stowe, it’s a bucolic dream. 

Want to Live Like the Royals? This Castle is Up For Sale

Exterior of castellated house in Stowe with garden furniture on a patio in front

Dating back to 1741, this Grade II listed property is steeped in history and character – and the turrets atop its 60-foot walls make quite the statement.

Unsurprisingly, the building is bursting with period features including flagstone flooring, solid oak doors and decorative cornicing. 

Step through the grand arched front door and take a glimpse at the stately drawing room and dining room, both featuring elaborate fireplaces. In the kitchen, you’ll find a stylish curved island and stone floors. 

Living room with grand fireplace, chandeliers, red lamps and antique-style furniture

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms. The capacious principal suite also comprises a bathroom and a dressing room.

A castle isn’t complete without sprawling grounds, and this one is no exception: neighbouring the gravel driveway is a formal lawn which leads to an immaculate courtyard, and there are separate landscaped gardens on the other side of the house. At the rear stands a charming stone pergola which marks the entrance to further living accommodation encompassing a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. 

Dining room with red velvet dining chairs, green and gold wallpaper, fireplace, and antler-style chandelier

There is also a barn which features a further bedroom and bathroom as well as a games room and bar. If you wanted to show off this staggering home to all your friends, the extra space is perfect for guests.

With cavernous rooms, elegant interiors and gorgeous gardens, you might think this property has it all – but there’s more: a helipad sits at the corner of the estate, ensuring you can arrive in style. The grandest of homes deserves the grandest of entrances.

Exterior of castellated house in Stowe with sandstone brick, turrets, and a union jack flag flying from the top

At a guide price of £4.5 million, you can’t get more luxurious than this. Aspiring castle-dwellers: it’s what you’ve been waiting for. 

Available through Savills and Knight Frank.