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A Grade I-listed castle in Staffordshire

Town & Country UK logo Town & Country UK 6 days ago Faye Calow
a castle with water in front of a brick building: This home offers modern comfort in an historic structure © Mike Carter This home offers modern comfort in an historic structure

THE PROPERTY: Situated to the south-west of the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands, Caverswall Castle offers spectacular views of the surrounding parish. This turreted Renaissance property lies on the foundations of an Anglo-Saxon manor house, surrounded by more than 21 acres of gardens, grounds and lakes.

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: Caverswall Castle © Mike Carter Caverswall Castle

Built in 1275, the Grade I-listed manor was remodelled in the early 17th century by Matthew Cradock, the then mayor of Stafford. This spirit of redesign has continued into the modern day, with the mediaeval keep providing its owner with the height of contemporary comfort.

a path with trees on the side of a river: Caverswall Castle © Mike Carter Caverswall Castle

THE LOCATION: The settlement of Caverswall dates back to the time of the Norman Domesday Book; its long history can be felt in the central square, where a set of stocks still stands. Despite its rural setting, the house offers easy access to motorways and public transport.

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: Caverswall Castle © Mike Carter Caverswall Castle

THE INTERIOR: The 12-bedroom home offers two games-rooms, a drawing-room, dining hall, chapel, kitchen, gatehouse and orangery. Its mediaeval legacy manifests itself in the presence of the Old Dungeons and the turrets, three of which have been fully converted for modern living.

Eight of the 12 bedrooms also come with private reception-rooms, forming elegant bedroom suites.

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WHY WE LOVE IT: The one-bedroom converted turrets combine traditional stonework and wood-panelling with the privacy and luxury of 21st-century apartments. The moat, lakes and landscaped gardens yield panoramic views from the castle, and imbue this property with a sense of historical tranquillity.

a garden with water in the background: Caverswall Castle © Mike Carter Caverswall Castle

BUY IT NOW: Price on request with Jackson-Stops.

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