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Chilham Castle, Kent

Chilham Castle, Kent  “A truly magnificent house with an extensive history dating back to 1174.   Boasting its own Taittinger planted vineyard, parkland, lakes and extensive equestrian facilities. At the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this Grade I listed property is surely one of the finest properties on the market today.”     Brochure : A truly magnificent property in a landscape of extraordinary beauty, Grade I listed Chilham Castle is unquestionably one of the finest houses in the south-east of England. In remarkable condition, not only is it architecturally outstanding, it is also an exceptionally comfortable family home. Wikipedia entry: The polygonal keep of the  Norman  Castle, the oldest building in the village, dates from 1174 and is still inhabited - making it perhaps one of the oldest dwellings in the UK. It was said to have been built for  King Henry II . But archaeological excavations carried out in the 1920s suggest that it stands on the founda