What is everyone after in their ideal rental property? A couple of good sized bedrooms, maybe a nice garden? How about a moat, thick stone walls and a barge as a guest room? If so, we might have the right house for you!
After our blog last week mentioning historic properties in the area, we have a very suitable addition to our portfolio, in the shape of Starborough Castle!
Starborough Castle, a folly built on the foundations of a 14th Century castle destroyed by Oliver Cromwell, is an excellent example of Gothic Architecture. The original castle was built by Reginald de Cobham, a founding member of the Knights of the Garter, and ally of the famous Black Prince. Famous guests included the Duc d’Orleans, to whom the castle played host after his capture at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. It was then home to several members of the British aristocracy before it was occupied by Parliamentary forces in the Civil War and then dismantled by Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army to prevent Royalist occupation. Finally, in 1754, Sir James Burrows built the current castle using the original medieval materials, a true English Folly!
Featuring a large reception area, galleried kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom and two bedrooms in the folly itself, a small flat above the garage and a houseboat as alternative guest or staff accommodation, this property is certainly unique. The castle is set on its own ½ acre island, accessed via a bridge across the moat which is full of over 2000 Koi Carp, as well as several other species of fish.
Available at £2500pcm, for anyone looking for something just that little bit different, please call Caroline Sugden or Andrew Stafford at FoxWood Maclean on 01732 866492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.