700 year old English fortress overlooking France Lists for Lists for £ 11million – .

700 year old English fortress overlooking France Lists for Lists for £ 11million – .

The impressive Lympne Castle, a sprawling stone fortress that dominates the UK’s south coast, has been marketed for £ 11million (US $ 15.1million).

Over 700 years old, Kent Castle dates back to the 13th century, with later additions made in the mid 14th and 15th centuries as well as the early 1900s, according to the Savills estate agency, which listed the property Friday.

Considered a structure of “exceptional interest”, Lympne Castle has been identified as Grade I listed, a historic designation of the public body responsible for the protection and preservation of the country’s oldest buildings.

Measuring nearly 19,000 square feet, the chateau – which is also used as a wedding venue – has cathedral ceilings and exposed beams, wood-paneled walls, a great hall, spiral staircases, two towers and, on a clear day, a view over the Channel to the French coast.

“The opportunity to own your own chateau overlooking the English Channel to France doesn’t come very often,” said Will Peppitt, residential sales manager at Savills, in a statement.

On the castle’s roughly 130 hectares of land, there are four cottages, walled gardens, lawns, terraces, potting sheds, stables and a swimming pool, according to the list.

Highlighting its historic pedigree, on the southwestern edge of the estate are the remains of another, even older castle, built around 2,000 years ago by the Romans, the brokerage said.

Mansion Global could not determine the identity of the owner of the castle or when he purchased it.

The UK’s largest mansions have been in high demand amid the coronavirus pandemic as buyers seek more square footage and easy access to green spaces. In the country’s high-end market, homes priced at £ 2million and above are the “top performers,” according to a July report from Savills.

The high-priced real estate segment saw 12.9% annual price growth in the second quarter of 2021, its strongest performance in more than a decade.


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