Okay, who grew up dreaming of eventually living in a castle?
Well, dreams can actually come true, that is if you have a spare £2.65m.
Just half an hour or so drive away from Nottingham’s city centre is Wartnaby Castle and it’s currently for sale with Savills.
Standing in 27 acres, the castle even comes with its own gardeners cottage – a three bed.
Ian Marriott, head of residential sales at Savills Nottingham, said: “Believed to date back to the early Victorian period, Wartnaby Castle is constructed of striking castellated elevations and was built in the style of a Highland castle.
“I love the tree-lined driveway which is flanked by paddocks either side: it really sets the scene of what you are about to discover.”
Wartnaby is a small village four miles to the north of Melton Mowbray and the Castle is mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England, who noted it as a “substantial house in the Little Belvoir Estate built in 1839 and enlarged in the mid 19th century”.
There’s no shortage of accommodation here with seven reception rooms, nine bedrooms and four bathrooms, and as well as having plenty of living space there’s the addition of leisure facilities too with an indoor swimming pool. Including the separate cottage, that’s a total of around 13963 sq ft of space.
As well as formal gardens, there is mature woodland on all sides, paddocks and a cottage garden.
A fabulous lime tree avenue signals the approach to the property and sets the scene of what to expect when you first approach the imposing building.
The first room to welcome a visitor is the grand reception hall with a magnificent carved marble fireplace, half wood panelled walls, galleried landing and full height windows.
Features continue in the sitting room where there is an imposing marble fireplace and open fire.
But while this is a stunning building with some standout features it is also a family home with comfortable and practical rooms.
For instance, there is a family room and a well-fitted breakfast kitchen.
Good accommodation is also provided in the separate three-bed ‘Gardeners Cottage’, which has its own walled garden.
There’s a detached double garage and another separate building provides a home to the swimming pool complex – with heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and shower room plus an entertaining and bar area.
Fancy a peep inside. The gallery below provides an insight and interested buyers should speak to the agent to arrange to view.
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