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4 bedroom castle for sale

Castle

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 360 Panoramic Views
  • Grade 2 Listed Building
  • Entrance Vestibule
  • Beamed Hallway
  • Circular Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Circular Cellar (Dungeon) with Fresh Water Well
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Castle Cellar Annex: Bedroom/Lounge/Kitchenette & Shower Room

Full description

Meyers is proud to market Wyke Castle, now a superbly presented residence, and a four bedroom historic property with panoramic sea views. A remarkable Victorian property, it was built around 1855 as a Martello Tower. The Castle itself consists of a castellated central round tower with short wings square tower and cellars including a domed cellar, known as the dungeon. It has many character features throughout, including an amazing circular master bedroom with a beautiful glass roof, complete with stunning views of the Fleet across Chesil Beach down to the sea and towards Portland Harbour, Weymouth and beyond along the Jurassic coastline. Beside the property lies Pirates Lane, which leads directly to the sea and Fleet Cove.

Reception Hallway - 17' 7'' x 11' 6'' (5.36m x 3.51m)
Original solid oak arched door from Entrance Vestibule Porch. Vaulted solid oak beamed ceiling. Portland stone walls. Period lighting. Stripped antique pine wood floor. Solid oak window to side. Solid oak door to storage cupboard. Radiator. Telephone point. Original brick & stone arches form an Inner Hallway, with travertine tiled floor and solid oak door leading to garden/patio areas.

Sitting Room - 19' 9'' x 19' 9'' (6.02m x 6.02m)
Situated in the round tower and accessed via an original arched solid oak door. This circular Sitting Room comprises; Central cornice and light point. Arched alcoves with recessed display lighting. Original Portland stone fireplace with roach hearth and remote controlled fire. TV point. Radiator. Solid oak window to side offering country side and sea views. Staircase to circular master bedroom. This leads into vestibule, with original solid oak door to under stairs cupboard.containing access to Lower Domed Ceiling Cellar, known as the "Dungeon".

Circular Cellar (Dungeon) - 19' 9'' x 19' 9'' (6.02m x 6.02m)
Situated in the basement of the round tower. Accessed via Sitting Room through domed entrance - hatchway and metal staircase. Tanked, sealed and water proofed according to vendors advice.The Circular Cellar, comprises domed ceiling, centre freshwater well with additional traditional 'Passageway'.PASSAGEWAY, (8.56m x 1.07m)with period stone flooring throughout.Lighting and radiator with curved central heating pipe system.

Kitchen - 17' 6'' x 11' 4'' (5.33m x 3.45m)
Solid antique pine door. Barrelled Ceiling. Low voltage spot lighting above polished solid granite work surfaces. Modern fitted bespoke traditional pine kitchen, with a full range of storage spaces, including: eye/waist level units, full size pull out larder, two tier corner carousel and exposed shelving. Double Belfast porcelain sink with mixer tap over. American style stainless steel fridge freezer. Six ring stainless steel gas cooker range, with two fan assisted electric ovens, overhead extractor and lighting. Built in Bosch dishwasher. Telephone point. Central heating and hot water control panel. Radiator. Travertine tiling to walls and floor. Central utility Island unit with built in Bosch washing machine/tumble dryer and cupboards. Island has a polished solid granite work surface, with porcelain food preparation sink and mixer tap over. Large arched solid oak picture window offering panoramic views of the Fleet, Chesil Bank and the sea. Two further solid oak windows. Arched solid antique pine door leading to Dining Room.

Dining Room - 12' 8'' x 12' 8'' (3.86m x 3.86m)
Situated in the Square Tower this double aspect room comprises; Central rose cornice and light point with ceiling-wall covings. Stripped antique pine wood floor. Telephone point. Two radiators. Solid oak window offering views of the Fleet, Chesil Bank and the sea.Arched alcove with solid oak window offering views of Portland and Weymouth Bay.

Main Bathroom - 9' 0'' x 6' 2'' (2.74m x 1.88m)
Situated on the ground floor, through an original arched solid antique pine door, this room comprises; Inset lighting in ceiling. Wall mounted mirror and period vanity light over wash hand basin.White suite comprising; wash hand basin on pedestal with mixer tap over. WC. Bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment over. Individual wall mounted fixed shower over bath area. Full height heated towel rail. Extractor Fan inset in ceiling. Travertine tiling throughout to floor and walls. Solid oak window with 'Fleur De Lis' opaque glass.

Master Bedroom - 19' 9'' x 6' 02'' (6.02m x 1.88m)
Situated in the Round Tower above the Sitting Room.This circular room comprises; Ornate beamed ceiling with central circular tinted glass double gazed UVA/UVB panelled sections. Ceiling light point.Shaving point. TV point. Telephone point. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Three radiators. Wall mounted mirror and vanity lighting.His and Hers circular porcelain wash hand basins with mixer taps over, inset in solid beech wood top with chrome supports.Matching beech wood style bedroom furniture comprises; two wardrobes, six x two tier side cupboards, separate double drawer and single drawer units.Single solid stained oak door leading to toilet (WC), with glazed side window. Stripped antique pine wood floor. Roll top bath with claw feet, mixer tap and hand held shower attachment over.Solid oak window with uninterrupted views over the Fleet Lagoon, Chesil Bank Beach and out to sea. Two solid oak "arrow slit" windows, with further sea and country views.Access via metal staircase to top of the Round Tower offering 360 panoramic views across: - The Fleet to Chesil Bank Beach', 'Out to Sea across Lyme Bay', 'Portland Harbour' & 'Weymouth Bay'.

Bedroom Two - 14' 1'' x 8' 6'' (4.29m x 2.59m)
Situated on the ground floor, through a solid stained antique pine door, this room comprises; Vaulted solid wood beamed ceiling, with feature brass bell. Period lighting. TV point. Radiator. Stripped antique pine wood floor.Original ornate stone fireplace and surround. Solid oak window to side offering country side and sea views.

Bedroom Three - 14' 1'' x 8' 5'' (4.29m x 2.57m)
Situated on the ground floor, through a solid stained antique pine door, this room comprises; Vaulted solid wood beamed ceiling. Period lighting. Twin Broadband/Telephone point. Radiator. Stripped antique pine wood floor.Solid oak window to side offering views over the garden/stone patio areas and towards Portland. NB: Bedroom currently being used as an office/study.

CASTLE CELLAR ANNEX

Entrance & Porch - 13' 3'' x 6' 0'' overall dimensions (4.04m x 1.83m)
*Solid oak arched windows on three sides, offering views of the garden and stone patio area.*Solid oak door leading to inside porch and sub basement cellars.

Kitchenette - 7' 3'' x 5' 3'' (2.21m x 1.6m)
Situated inside the porch.Fitted traditional medium oak style kitchen units, having a range of storage spaces, including wine rack, with a polished solid granite work surface.Single Belfast porcelain sink with mixer tap over. Period Lighting.Travertine tiled steps and flooring.

Shower Room - 5' 9'' x 4' 10'' (1.75m x 1.47m)
Situated inside the porchWhite suite comprising; wash hand basin on pedestal with mixer tap over. WC. Semi circular full size 'walk in' shower cubicle.Wall mounted mirror and period vanity light over wash hand basin, with travertine tile splash back. Shaver point.Heated towel rail. Extractor Fan inset in ceiling. Travertine tiling throughout shower cubicle and floor.

Bedroom Four - 12' 6'' x 11' 7'' (3.81m x 3.53m)
Situated in the sub basement cellar and entered via a half panelled glass solid stained antique pine door.This room comprises; Period lighting. TV point.Boiler, water tank and storage cupboards accessed via solid antique pine fire doors.

Lounge - 16' 0'' x 7' 5'' (4.88m x 2.26m)
Situated in the sub basement cellar and entered via solid wood oak stained ledge & brace door.This room comprises; Alcoves with picture lighting. Period lighting. TV point. Telephone point. Two Radiators.Solid oak window to side offering views of stone patio area.

Rear Garden
The rear garden area is accessed via reception hallway solid oak door, leading to two sets of stone steps, which in turn lead to the stone patio area.Access to cellars/porch, outhouse with WC and water tap, double garage, off road parking spaces and personal side access, via solid wood door.Outside PIR controlled patio floodlighting and garden lighting, water tap, power points.The garden is predominately laid to lawn, with small trees, palms and herbaceous borders.Beautiful views of the Fleet Lagoon, Chesil Bank Beach and out to sea.

Double Garage - 17' 7'' x 19' 3'' Overall Dimensions (5.36m x 5.87m)
Two remote controlled up & over doors.Solid oak rear access door and windows.Lighting and power points.Off road parking for one car.

Off Road Parking
Via five bar gate, parking spaces for two cars.Personal side access to rear of Castle.

CASTLE HISTORY
Wyke Castle, at the top of Pirates Lane, is a remarkable Victorian property built in Portland stone by a Dr. Andrew Fenoulhet (1820 - 1862) around 1855, on the design of a Martello Tower. Local folklore suggests that he was a refugee from the French Revolution who had the Castle built where he could look towards his native land. He was born in the Borough of Islington and moved to Weymouth in 1842. Nineteenth century resident Fred Morris wrote that in 1857 he was unwell and his mother took him to the doctor at the newly built Wyke Castle next to Pirates Lane. He was told that he needed his tonsils out and… "he took hold of my head and put it between his legs as if he were shoeing a horse. Before you could say 'Jack Robinson' he had nicked them out with a knife".The Castle itself consists of a castellated central round tower with short wings square tower and a domed cellar, known as the dungeon. In the early twenties it was occupied by Mr. And Mrs Edmund Selous. Mr Selous was a well-known naturalist, author and traveller. His brother was also a famous explorer. The glass roofed round tower of the Castle was once adorned by his collection of butterflies.It has some remarkable features throughout, including an amazing circular master bedroom with a beautiful glass roof, complete with stunning views of the Fleet and across Chesil Beach down to the sea. In addition, the Castle is also fortunate enough to have an amazing outlook towards Portland Harbour, Weymouth and beyond along the Jurassic coastline. Beside the property lies Pirates Lane, which leads directly to the lovely Fleet Cove - wonderful for sightseeing, walking etc.







Panoramic Views from Round Tower



DIRECTIONS
From Weymouth Town Centre, follow the signs to Portland and drive up Boot Hill past ASDA towards Portland up Rodwell Road. At the traffic lights half way up the hill turn right into Wyke Road. Continue up Wyke Road until you reach a painted roundabout on the road, proceed straight on.Immediately in front of you is a sharp right turn. Instead of following the road right here, proceed straight on up Camp Road.Turn left into Bryants Lane and continue straight into Westhill Road. You will see the Castle on the cormer of Pirates Lane overlooking the sea and Fleet on the right hand side of Westhill Road.


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