On The Market This Week: 800-Year-Old Beverston Castle

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Perhaps your current castle is getting a bit same-same, or you've been really inspired by the (albeit underwhelming) final season of Game of Thrones. Either way, this medieval castle in the south west of England has just popped up on the property market.

Set on 280 hectares, you'll find the 794-year-old Beverston Castle in Gloucestershire in England’s south-west, near the classically country town of Tetbury. 

The structure of the original heritage-listed castle isn't actually inhabitable itself, but encloses valuable land and adjoins a beautiful 17th-century cottage. The three-storey, seven-bedroom digs features a master suite, large stone Jacobean fireplace, and a three-tier oak newel framed staircase.

A 200-year-old bridge connects the house’s southern terrace with a vegetable garden.

Another four cottages, each with their own bedrooms and bathrooms are dotted around the property also. There’s also an annexe, bungalow, estate office, and extra flat, which makes for a grand total of 17 bedrooms spread across nine separate dwellings.

Built by Maurice de Gaunt in 1225, this striking property has a storied history, including a surprise attack that led to the castle's garrison surrendering in 1664. Its original construction included a full gatehouse and moat that has since dried up.

You can bag the entire property for $18.5 million from Savills, if you're in the medieval spending mood.

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