Property of the week: The Medieval Thurland Castle

June 22, 2018

Have you ever wanted to live in a castle like royalty and wander around your numerous bedrooms and endless gardens? If your dream home is Hogwarts, then take a look at Thurland Castle which is going to steal your heart away!

This magnificent Grade II listed property, located in the Lune valley carries a lot of history. Built in the 11th century, it was originally a medieval manor house. After its almost total destruction during the conflicts of the Civil War and a terrible fire in 1879, a major reconstruction of the building resulted. It is also a fact that in the grounds of the castle, Charlotte Brontë was strolling on her way back from church while she was studying nearby in Leck. In 1999 the property was refurbished and divided into seven, beautiful luxury suites.

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The Library is the name of this luxurious four-bedroom suite, decorated with the highest quality fixtures and fittings. The bedrooms are divided into both floors, with a double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor overlooking the courtyard and three more bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom with en-suite contains built in wardrobes and an amazing oak fireplace with a marble inset and tiled hearth and provides excellent views of the parkland.

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On the ground floor, we get a warm welcome from the kitchen, which includes a cream wood paneled wall and base units with granite worktops. As we move on, we meet the breathtaking baroque style dining room, with a capacity of 14 people and a secret wooden staircase which leads to a marvelous library with a gothic ceiling and stained glass windows. Floor to ceiling bookcases and a comfortable sitting area complete the splendor of the room.

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At last, the property includes a double garage, which is located close to the main entrance to the courtyard. In addition, the property has two allocated car parking spots right outside the front door. Access to the castle, may not be guarded by a dragon and archers but electric gates keep it safe as…houses.

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The property is for sale for £1,275,000 through Ewemove, although all residents and owners are shareholders of the estate, each with an equal share of the 999-year original lease.

Picture credits Ewemove