10 incredible castles for sale
To celebrate the launch of our latest ‘Moving Stories’ film – about a couple who moved from the big city to a beautiful castle in Scotland – we’re taking a look at the best castle properties listed on the site right now.
This five-bedroom property in Wilton, near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, is lovely in its own right, enjoying beautiful decor throughout and peaceful countryside surroundings. But it’s what is in the garden that really draws the eye – a bonafide 12th Century Norman Castle.
The property has been lovingly restored throughout and the castle ruins which sit in the two acres of land around it give everything a truly magical feel. There’s even medieval curtain walls and a dry moat which surround the home.
>> Watch all of our amazing Moving Stories videos here – including Kim & Maria’s move to a Scottish castle
This incredible tower sits in Tonbridge, Kent and is an exquisite example of traditional Gothic architecture, with the Grade I listed building actually considered to be one of the tallest pieces of architecture of its kind in the world.
Following a lengthy and meticulous restoration project around five years ago, the property now enjoys beautifully refurbished rooms over its first five floors, offering one of the most unique living spaces we’ve ever seen on Rightmove.
Rothes Glen House
Up next is this 11-bedroom castle set in the beautiful countryside of Spey Valley, an area best known for salmon fishing and malt whisky production.
This lovely Scottish Baronial mansion retains many of its original features and comes with almost 10 acres.
This listing offers a private wing of this eye-catching Grade I listed castle property – originally built back in 1718 by Sir John Vanbrugh, who is best known for being the man behind the construction of Blenheim Palace.
The impressive property was run as a school until the mid-seventies after which is was restored into a series of private residences – all enjoying the fantastic scenery and architecture of this unique listing.
Bath Lodge Castle
This fascinating property boasts 11 bedrooms in total along with 10 en-suite bathrooms and currently operates as a hotel, situated just seven miles from the city of Bath.
Bath Lodge Castle is a Grade II listed building consisting of four circular turrets along with a central ‘keep’ section – all build in with the original Bath stone style facade, and the property has undergone a full refurbishment over the years to offer a luxurious space to both its owners and guests.
Craigcrook Castle, Edinburgh
This stunning 16th Century castle is set over three floors and includes a round tower offering magnificent views over the Scottish capital city.
During its lifetime the property has played host to several famous visitors from Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Anderson to George Eliot.
Next up we’ve found an exquisite 18th-century house hidden inside a secluded Irish valley. The castle is situated right at the heart of an extremely picturesque and magical estate extending across some 5,000 acres of land.
Known as ‘Luggala’, this enchanting estate has had many a celebrity pass through its doors over the centuries – from literary writers like Robert Lowell and Brendan Behan to actors and musicians like John Hurt, Mick Jagger and Bono.
Harold Tower, Isle Of Man
This Gothic style castle was build almost two hundred years ago and sits in a beautifully commanding position on Douglas Head that overlooks the bay on the Isle Of Man.
The iconic hexagonal tower design was known for being a symbol of confidence and strength when it was designed, and has enjoyed an extensive period of renovation since 2009 to turn it into a truly spectacular family property.
Thurland Castle, Lancashire
This is a truly magnificent Grade II listed property set in the picturesque Lune valley, which lies between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The castle is surrounded by a moat and some 10 acres of grounds and woodland.
This particular listing is for one of seven suites within the castle building itself, filled with breathtaking rooms and original features throughout.
This seven-bedroom property in Perthshire is Culdees mansion house and sits above the popular village of Muthill, having originally been built back in 1810 .
The current owners have owned the property for almost 100 years but it is in a state of disrepair and would require extensive renovations to bring it back to living standards.
Taking a leap of faith – and buying a Scottish castle – was their right move
While for most of us the idea of living in a castle is just a fairytale dream we’ve had since childhood, it’s a dream that actually came true for one hard working couple we recently got the chance to meet.
Kim and Maria found themselves bored with city life so, after a property search on Rightmove, they stumbled on an incredible castle property up in Scotland and soon found themselves the proud owners of a refurbished castle set up as a B&B business.