Fancy being lord of the manor? Castle near Hadrian’s Wall goes on sale for less than the price of the average semi in London
An historic castle near Hadrian’s Wall is on sale for less than the price of an average semi-detached home in London.
Blenkinsopp Castle in Greenhead, Northumbria is on the market for just £325,000 despite boasting four bedrooms, two reception rooms, and of course the chance to own a piece of history.
While interior pictures show what could be any family home, views from the outside show turreted walls and incredible stone masonry.
And included in the price are a set of 14th century medieval ruins that could be straight out of the set of a Hollywood film.
Built by the Blenkinsopp family in 1339, the Castle has served as a family home and a hotel and was added to by William Lyle Blenkinsopp Coulson in the 1880s.
It comes complete with a Pele tower – a type of fortified watch tower that was added in the 19th century and is nestled in a tiny hamlet of 70 homes.
Rumour even has it that the castle is haunted by the widow of Bryan de Blenkinsopp because he left her when she refused to tell him where she had buried her treasure chest.
The chest was never found and The White Lady is said to roam the corridors.
Despite being ravaged by a fire in 1954 when it was a guest house, the home has been lovingly restored and is now a Grade II listed imposing house fit for a lord or lady.
Ailsa Mather from estate agent Andrew Coulson said: “It’s an incredible property.
“The history of the place alone makes it worth the very ordinary price as well as the fact that it’s a beautiful and practical family home.
“I’m expecting a flurry of viewings as soon as people see what an amazing opportunity it is to own and live in a Castle.”