Buy your own castle and pull up the drawbridge in 2016
If you want to be the opposite of a dirty rascal, our article on the best castles for sale in 2016 is just for you.
If you’re looking for a property that stands out a little more than the usual two-up two-down, then a castle should do the trick! Thankfully there are a wealth of properties that fit the bill hitting the market in 2016 for those of us who are able to obtain million plus mortgages, so we thought we’d compile a list of the very best for your perusal. Shall we begin?
Highlands Castle – £8.95m
Highlands Castle is perfectly situated in Bolton Landing, New York State. Widely regarded as one of the most private areas in the whole of the United States, Bolton Landing is located by Lake George and the property offers stunning panoramic views across the water as well as the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.
Highlands Castle has been a family home for the last 30 years, but now it’s up for grabs if you don’t mind not getting a lot of change from a £9 million cheque!
Tower Of Lethendy – £4.6m
Despite being called a tower it really does resemble a castle rather well, so we thought it would be wrong to omit it from our little list. Situated just an hour from Edinburgh, this homestead would be perfect for those who enjoy the odd round or two of golf. Not only are you a stones throw from some of the finest course in the world, you also have your very own private course within the grounds too. Oh, and did we mention that there are eight bedrooms, a swimming pool, and a couple of tennis courts as well?
Hatton Castle – £4.5m
Staying in Scotland, we present to you Hatton Castle. This stunning pile of bricks is set in the heart of Aberdeenshire and comes with a rather impressive 900 acres of land to ensure that your privacy is not interrupted. Thirteen bedrooms in the castle itself is just the start, as the grounds play home to another 12 cottages as well as its own shoot – ideal for those who hunt, what?
Kingstone Lisle – £19m
If the standard up until now has been a little on the cheap side for your liking, why not take a look at the wonderful Kingstone Lisle. Situated in Wantage, Oxfordshire, Kingstone Lisle is truly wonderful and sure to impress your friends, regardless of who they are! Complete with 13 bedrooms, its very own walled garden, three lakes and a cottage just for the laundry, Kingstone Lisle should really be high on your list if you wish to become Lord of the Manor.
Craigcrook Castle – £6m
This well-preserved castle in Blackhall is the ideal spot for those of literary bent. Once home to Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, this humble abode played host to a number of literary gatherings that were said to include giants of the art such as Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens and Tennyson. Just a short 3-mile jaunt from Edinburgh, the castle is perfect for anyone who requires an urban outlet whilst staying in a very private estate indeed.