By Mark McConville
LIVE LIKE royalty in this stunning nine-bed, castle-style property which could now be yours for a cool £2.5m.
Incredible images show the Grade II listed building from above set in 14 acres of private grounds.
Other striking shots show the modern kitchen, comfortable bedrooms with four-poster beds and the grand reception hall as well as the orangery.
The Castle is located in Castle Eden, Durham and is currently listed by Urban Base for £2.5m.
“The accommodation of this very special property is approached through a private courtyard leading to the stunning ‘palm house’ orangery with double doors leading you into the generous sized hall with a magnificent sweeping main staircase and feature stone fire surround,” states the listing.
“The main reception rooms are approached from the reception hall in paladian style and include the elegant drawing room and sitting room inter-connected by double doors, a formal dining room, a fully equipped dining kitchen and utility room/games room. Stone steps descend to a vaulted cellar complex including wine cellars and bins, potential leisure area / games room, storage and workshops.
“The first floor landing leads to four bedrooms and four bathroom suites. An impressive cupola dome bathes both the first floor and second floor galleried landing with natural light. The second floor has five further bedrooms and three bathrooms, all of which are en-suite.
“The Castle includes elegant fireplaces, cornicing, galleried landings with columns, long sash windows and mahogany wood doors. Beyond the landscaped gardens, the property has views over parkland and woodland boundaries. In all, this is a home of great splendour to suit the most discerning of buyer. The property also has the benefit of oil central heating and is currently going through further extensive refurbishment to enhance the grandeur in place.”
The Castle, attributed to Sir John Soane, who was commissioned by the Burdon family is a symmetrical Grade II listed building of architectural and historic interest.
This stunning country house, circa early 1700 stands in some 14 acres of parkland on a site with medieval origins. The superb Georgian three storey country house stands dominantly in front of the attached courtyard buildings recently converted into a select number of separate complementary houses of differing architectural styles.