Nowadays VIP living means indoor pools, home movie theatres and secret tunnels. It used to be that VIP living meant a moat, a great hall, and, well, still secret tunnels. If you’re looking for more old school luxury you may want to consider looking into castles for sale.
For example, Thurland Castle in Lancashire is on the market with Savills for a mere £995,000 guide price. Granted the castle is split into several properties, but nonetheless you’d reside in a Grade II listed castle with a private courtyard and access to a communal garden and tennis court. This three bedroom property has great parking and is far more manageable than having a whole castle to yourself, but with the perks of a tree-lined driveway, gate, and even a moat.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of the castles on the market are up in Scotland, which has been home to at least 2,000 castles throughout history.This includes a Library Suite apartment in Edinburgh’s Bonaly Tower. This three bedroom property includes a room with two turrets, an inglenook fireplace and the original library the suite is named after. Bonaly Tower gives you the rare opportunity to live in a castle with plenty of room, just a short distance from a major city. The suite comes with access to the vast grounds and is being marketed by Knight Frank, asking for offers of over £795,000.
Another castle on the market gives you the chance to have the whole shebang: for a mere £1,350,000 Lickleyhead Castle, the former seat of Clan Leslie (the Leslie clan includes Rose Leslie, the Downton Abbey/Game of Thrones star) could be yours. Located in Insch, a village not too far from Aberdeen. The seven bedroom home boasts turrets and circular stairways like something out of a fairytale, in addition to a two bedroom cottage that also lies on the 10.7 acre property. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful historic homes in Scotland, but seeing as the Leslie clan has yet another castle in the area they decided they could afford to put one of them on the market.
While we haven’t relocated anyone in to a castle yet, Saunders 1865 is eager for our first chance to do so. So what are you waiting for? Check out the castles on the market and give yourself the true royal treatment with your VIP relocation.
Pictured: Eilean Donan Castle may not be for sale, but this beauty is still home to Clan Macrae.
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