It is a huge responsibility to own such an historic house...

Castle House, Buckingham

“We never really own a property, we buy the right to be the caretakers of a property for future generations and it is a huge responsibility to be the owner of a Grade 1 listed property. 

Castle House is a beautiful, historic home. I particularly like the master bedroom which is steeped in character.”

Castle House is a large Grade I listed town house positioned on West Street in the centre of the historic county town of Buckingham, says the brochure from agent Knight Frank. 

Whilst the main range of the house, which dates from around 1708, is built of red brick with limestone dressings, the much older east and west wings are of coursed limestone rubble to the ground floor with rendered timber framed construction to the first floor. 

The east range survives largely complete and evidently consisted of a large ground floor rooms, over a stone cellar with 2 chambers to the first floor, one being much larger than the other and with an open timber roof. The west range appears to have originally consisted of a large ground floor room over a cellar, with a first floor hall. It is believed both of these rooms were reduced by at least one bay.

Having been extensively renovated and restored by the current owner, over a period of a number of years, the house displays a range of character architectural features, including panelling, ornate chimney pieces, original windows and doors and cross beam ceilings. 

Formally the stable block to the house, there are two 2 bedroom Grade II listed cottages dating from the mid to late 18th Century, providing excellent guest accommodation or are equally suited to be used as a home office. They have doors directly to the street as well as to the cobbled courtyard to the rear.

To the end of the cottages there is a gym with relaxation room and spa with a tub, shower and changing room. 

Outbuildings at the house include two double garages a workshop and gardener's office with outside WC. There is also ample private parking off the road to the side of the grounds.

With their Grade II listed boundary wall, dating from the 18th Century with older origins, the gardens at Castle House are laid out in principally lawned terraces, with a range herbaceous borders, hedging and mature trees.

West Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18

On the market with Knight Frank for £4,000,000

Correct at the time of writing


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