Quirky and Historic Houses for Sale in 2013Posted: 2013-12-31
Here's a twist on our usual theme of historic houses. Online estate agents Rightmove.co.uk have compiled a list of historic, unusual, and just plain quirky properties that came on the market in 2013. Among them are authentic Scottish castles and a house said to be haunted by the ghost of Oliver Cromwell.
Quirky / Historic Houses:
The Led Zeppelin House – A 9 bedroom house in Crowborough, Sussex, once owned by John Paul Jones of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
The Cromwell Ghost House – reputedly haunted by Cornwall, although the last time his ghost was seen was in the 1970s. The former Lord Protector was said to have visited this medieval fortified house on several occasions.
The ‘own your own Downton Abbey’ House - a Grade-I listed mansion in Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire, with 12 bedrooms and 8 reception rooms. This one will set you back £15 million.
The World War 2 Bunker Bungalow - Penzance, Cornwall. Yes, that's right, an authentic WWII bunker, later converted into a partly underground 3/4 bedroom house. Located near the famous Minack Theatre. A steal at just £275,000.
The ‘Winnie the Pooh meets the Rolling Stones’ House - Cotchford Farm, Sussex, once owned by AA Milne and used as a backdrop for the author's popular Winnie the Pooh stories. The house was later owned by Brian Jones, a founder member of the Rolling Stones.
Horton Priory - Ashford, Kent. Once owned by Henry VIII, Horton Court is an 11 bedroom mansion dating to the 12th century. A snip at £4.95 million.
Own your own castle:
Westbury Castle Estate, North Wales - a late Regency mansion in Tudor Gothic style, set in Prestatyn. Bult by the 7th Baronet of Mostyn, this property comes with its own riding school and abbey church.
Westernhanger Castle - One of the most beautiful castles in England, and certainly one of the most historic privately owned properties in Kent.
Inchfrewer Castle – Near Banff in Aberdeenshire, a 5 bedroom partially restored castle on sale for offers over £400,000
Lickleyhead Castle, Scotland. Northwest of Aberdeen, a Scottish baronial tower house set in over 10 acres of land.
Even if you can't afford to purchase your own castle, you can sigh wistfully at the photos!