Home owners can really be the king of their own castle
- 31st May 2016
- Crazy but True Stories
Castles on the property market offer the chance of a lifetime for potential buyers to own a bit of history
Lots of people dream of living like royalty and owning their own castle, and these days it may not be as far-fetched at it seems. Secluded castles and stately country homes are increasingly well within the budget of those looking for a bit more space.
Proving to be an exciting alternative for property buyers seeking unusual homes steeped in history and prestige, homeowners are buying slices of bygone eras by taking up residence in castles around the nation.
From a wing of the 12th century Callaly Castle in Northumberland, to a two-bedroom flat in Wall Hall Estate from the early 1800s or the entire 15th century Balbithan House in Aberdeenshire, buyers have a wide range of options open to them.
Often nestled in secluded areas, some castles have undergone extensive renovations, so buyers have the excitement of living in a castle, but with all the luxuries of a modern home. Others have changed little since their glory days in the past, giving you the chance to live out a Downton Abbey fantasy.
Increasingly the rise of flexible working patterns means that many people can now purchase property, including castles, without having to consider their commute. If you are a freelancer or are able to work from home full time then this is now a real possibility, unlike previously.
Many castles and larger properties can actually be similar in price to many properties in London. For example, a castle for sale in southern Scotland is on the market for roughly the same amount as one of our current seven-bedroom properties in Willesden. However, a buy-to-let property in London may be a far more reliable investment than a fairytale castle.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson, comments: “Buyers are often looking for the wow factor when purchasing a property, and the chance to live in such historic castles can provide plenty of wow!”
Buyers are often looking for the wow factor when purchasing a property, and the chance to live in such historic castles can provide plenty of wow
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