Category Archives: Castles for sale
A centuries old castle in Limburg, the Netherlands is being redecorated to the highest possible standard by developer Stelreu. The castle is situated in a historical park with brook and a long private road over a 19th century bridge. It has played a role in medieval times when the Belgian Jan van Brabant concurred the Germans in the Battle of Worringen in 1288. The architect, Claus en Kaan Architects Rotterdam, took no compromise with the voluminous spaces and high ceilings. The castle steps into the 21st century with self-esteem thanks to the state of the art building control (domotica), CO2 neutral floor and wall heating and an array of solar cells while it’s 12th century roots still remain in the castle with the old wine cellar and authentic shooting holes. Nijswiller Castle has transformed caste living from a moist, cold and costly burden to an elevated and ultimate experience of enlightened happiness. Continue reading
Superstar singer Lady Gaga wants to buy a castle – and no expense will be spared in her quest for her perfect abode. The publicity-shy singer is said to have fallen in love with the British landscape and wants to purchase an estate in the countryside.
A source told Scottish newspaper the Daily Record:
‘It is her childhood dream and she’s particularly interested in castles in the north of England or Scotland Continue reading
Ruperra Castle for sale, The design for Ruperra Castle was clearly based on that for Lulworth Castle, just 100 miles away in Dorset, and built between 1603-05. Always called a ‘castle’ but built with the instruction from Lord Howard of Bindon that it ‘prove pretty’, it was never military. Indeed, Thomas Gerard writing in 1630 described it as ‘well seated for prospect and pleasure; but of little other use’. Bought by the Weld family from Lord Howard it remained their family seat until a devastating fire in 1929 completely gutted the interior – as it remains today, although the building itself has been restored. Another house thought to have been built around 1612 is Compton Bassett House in Wiltshire (dem. c1929) which clearly shared a similar layout although the corner turrents were square. Continue reading
Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he would be interested in buying Highclere Castle to house his art collection.
Lord Lloyd Webber has approached planning chiefs with an offer for the landmark on the Hampshire-Berkshire border.
Owners Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are applying for permission to build up to 15 houses on the site, near Newbury.
They want to fund urgent repairs to the castle Continue reading
The Pezula Private Castle on Noetzie Beach in Knysna is for sale. The property features 3 castles on the beach . This luxury private beach residence was voted best property in the world at the CNBC International Property Awards in Orlando in 2008, and Noetzie Beach has been voted one of the three top beaches in South Africa.
Priced at R56m, this house is built into the cliff-face and offers direct beach access. The entire castle complex offers five spacious luxury suites in three separate castles, all with sumptuous bathrooms, vast living areas and private terraces overlooking the beach. Continue reading
The Carie estate on the southern shore of Loch Rannoch, in the heart of Highland Perth-shire. Carie is the ancient seat of Clan Robertson of Struan, whose chiefs lived at Carie House and owned most of the land in these parts. After Culloden, the Robertsons refused to ‘clear’ their estates of their clansmen in favour of the more profitable sheep, an honourable but financially ruinous policy, which led to the eventual loss of the entire clan lands by the early 20th century. Continue reading