A ten-bedroom castle that once belonged to the Queens of England and was known as the “most beautiful in Christianity” can now be purchased for £ 3.25 million.
Devizes Castle, near the town of Devizes, Wiltshire, was rebuilt in the 1830s after it was destroyed during the 17th century civil war – but in earlier versions of the castle English kings were played.
The first castle on the site was built by Bishop Osmund of Salisbury around 1080 and rebuilt during the reign of King Henry I. It is known that King John stayed here between 1204 and 1216.
After continuous renovation, the monumental building now has a completely modern interior. The rooms in the castle consist of a sitting room, dining room, lounge, two kitchens, a library with ornate bookcases, two basic bedroom suites and six other bedrooms.
& # 39; What makes Devizes Castle unique is not only its place in national history, but also the marriage between its historic features and comfortable modern amenities, & quot; said the list.
The first and second floors are connected by a wide wooden central staircase, smaller stone spiral staircases and other secondary staircases.
There are & # 39; wide bay stone window frames & # 39; and a & # 39; beautifully carved stone fireplace & # 39; in the dining room, according to the Savills list, as well as & # 39; a fine ceiling with ornate carved and gilded decoration & # 39; in the salon.
Devizes Castle was named from the medieval Latin castrum ad divisas, which & # 39; the castle on the borders & # 39; means, because it was the central point between three country houses when it was originally built.
Devizes Castle in Wiltshire was built during the reign of King Henry I to replace the first castle on the site – built by Bishop Osmund of Salisbury around 1080 – after it was burned down. It was built on an elevated piece of land with views of the city of Devizes in the east and the countryside in the west. Turrets, arches and fernery on the left offer architectural features
The living room is described as & # 39; comfortable and useful & # 39; in Savills & # 39; list of the ten-bedroom property. A large fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere, while windows let in light. The combination of old and new can also be seen in the decoration
One of the main bedroom suits offers a large en-suite bathroom with his and her baths, and two windows that let in light. In the building there are no bathrooms in the basement, ground floor or first floor. On the third floor there are four baths and toilets
Off the hallway is & # 39; a fully fitted spacious kitchen & # 39 ;, utility room and access to a secondary staircase, the offer reads. A huge cooking island can accommodate dozens of wine bottles and there is enough room for more than ten people at the table
Above, next to two & # 39; impressive & # 39; main bedroom suites with views over the gardens and the countryside, there is another bedroom with its own bathroom and six other bedrooms. At the front of the house is & # 39; an abundance of mature trees & # 39; and at the rear the garden is surrounded by ramparts. The gardens are described as & # 39; beautiful & # 39; and & # 39; laid out & # 39; in the broker's offer
The back garden offers sheltered walks through trees and is landscaped with herbaceous edges, water features and laws. And stone arches and gates offer picturesque support points around the garden, so that guests can enjoy their garden with interesting and historical architectural features mixed with the manicured lawns and various plants and flowers.
A large hall houses the main wooden staircase to the first floor. King John was just one of the many royals who reportedly stayed in the castle. It is known that he visited between 1204 and 1216. It is later assumed that Henry III and Edward I spent a night here. The entrance door is in the same style as it was probably in the Tudor era
The ceilings in the salon are richly decorated with sculpted and gilt bosses & # 39; the most important feature. A warm and inviting fireplace also centers the room, as large floor-to-ceiling windows bring in lots of light during the day
One of the ten bedrooms is located in one of the many turrets of the building. In 1645 the castle was owned by royalists and was largely destroyed during the 17th century civil war between king and parliament. This room is smaller than the others and has no private bathroom – but guests can enjoy the quirky function of a rounded wall while staying at the castle
On the first floor, the long gallery leads to a library, study, lounge and one of the bedrooms. The dining room is only accessible via the study or library from the first floor. A secondary staircase leads to the dining room on the upper floor
On the third floor there are two large bedrooms, five bedrooms, a chapel, dressing room and four bathrooms. And two of the bedrooms are in round towers and offer guests a real experience of staying in a medieval castle – even if they are smaller
Ornate entrances lead through the house and invite dinner guests from the dining room to the blue salon. The armor of a neon yellow knight reminds every potential owner that, although there was a house on the same land in 1088, this building has since been constantly rebuilt and updated. The current owners mix modern with the past inside
A large entrance leads to the manicured lawns and shaded stone walkways. According to the list, & # 39; the roses are a special highlight & # 39; in the garden that is surrounded by ramparts. The & # 39; gardens around Devizes Castle are an important ingredient for its charm and approached through imposing gates & # 39 ;, is the list
Via a patio, future owners can enjoy the sun and the view of the garden surrounding the property. Mature trees also stand along the edge of the lawn – offering privacy while enjoying the garden. Until the 17th century this castle remained the property of the crown and was in the hands of many Queens of England, including the eight wives of King Henry VIII
A large dining room on the first floor is connected to the kitchen via an internal staircase. This room offers a wide view over the gardens. Doors from the dining room lead to the study and a library. To reach the salon, guests must walk through the study and along the Lange Galerij. An elegant fireplace occupies most of the wall opposite the large window
The fern has an original encaustic tiled floor and interlaced stone arched windows. It surrounds a secondary kitchen. Sitting in the ferney, an owner can look out over the manicured lawn and the garden while enjoying the warmth of the sun as it is allowed through the many glass windows
The long gallery leads from the dining room to the salon. This corridor also has a fireplace to ensure that the large house is kept warm during the winter months. Bare wooden beams retain the character of a Tudor building, despite being rebuilt in 1830 after it was destroyed by the English Civil War. Although a large part of the interior seems old, a neon yellow knight can be seen
View of the garden: in a large garden every future owner can enjoy nature without leaving the boundaries of his home. In the 1830s the castle was rebuilt to a design by H.E. Goodridge – which also Lansdown Tower or & # 39; Beckford & # 39; s Tower & # 39; designed – was approved. The & # 39; is high above the market town and offers an impressive home & # 39 ;, says the list
One of the large bedrooms is connected with a chapel. The satellite town of Devizes was founded by the Bishop of Salisbury after he built the first castle on this site around 1080
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