Luxury mansion where King Arthur is rumored to be buried in the garden goes on the market (but it’ll cost-a-lot)
It’s the ultimate home for a history buff – a five-bedroom mansion that comes with a legendary British KING buried in the garden.
The property, which has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.25million, is rumoured to be the final resting place of none other than King Arthur and his famous knights.
According to local legend, the famous leader and his men are alleged to be buried under a mound in the garden of the house, in Caerleon, South Wales.
Legend says that the sixth-century leader, who helped Britons hold back Saxon invaders between 500 and 550AD, is simply sleeping until the day he is needed again by his people.
And although some claim his final resting place is at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, and other believe he lies in a cave in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, it has long been rumoured in South Wales that Arthur remains in the town of Caerleon, where he was chronicled as visiting on several occasions.
The house, known as the Mynde, is just a few hundred yards from the remains of the town’s Roman amphitheatre – which is believed to be the setting for Arthur’s round table.
Chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth described Arthur as holding court at Caerleon in his Historia Regum Britanniae, written in 1133.
And if the garden wasn’t steeped in history enough, the grounds are also the site of a Norman motte and bailey castle, and the current owners have unearthed various Roman and Normal archaeological remains from the garden.
The building is also surrounded by a 19th century stone wall – built as protection by the local sheriff during the Chartist uprisings of 1839.
Luxury modern developments to the house mean that as well as having hundreds of years of history on your doorstep, new owners would also benefit from a heated outdoor swimming pool, complete with changing rooms and showers, sauna, and a separate party room with bar.
The house comprises five bedrooms and seven reception rooms and even a private cellar.
And if the three acres of garden aren’t enough, the property backs onto the Celtic Manor Golf Resort – home of this year’s Ryder Cup.
Simon Riggall, from Lambert Smith Hampton Auctions, who are selling the property: “This is the perfect house for a history lover.
“It’s in a beautiful location, and is a perfect family home.
“It’s certainly a unique property and we’ve never sold anything quite like it before.”