22 December 2016 by Lizzie Greenway
As a child tales of dragons, princesses and princes, castles and dungeons were just a fantasy world, no-one ever envisaged that they may one day live in a castle all of their own, but now the opportunity is available to be your own king of the castle.
This unique property is only 15-minutes drive away from the City, so you can still commute, that is for the price of £2.75 million. The property has five generous bedrooms, which means that the place is perfect for a large family looking for a property with a difference. This home is carved in the walls of the medieval fortress of Vanburgh Castle; it enjoys views of Greenwich Park.
Overlooking south-east London it was built over 300-years ago by the architect Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect also known for Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace. The castle was sold as a whole in 1977 and divided into four maisonettes, the opportunity to purchase a piece of Vanbrugh Castle is a rarity, but now number 2 is on the market.
There is plenty of space inside the castle, which spans four floors and has 2,350 square foot of living space. The castle benefits from two reception rooms, a master bedroom suite, grand open fireplaces, impressive sash windows and a roof terrace, which features a beautiful conservatory and kitchenette.
The views from the castle are second to none, as are the vast grounds, which sprawl over two and a half acres of lawns and woodland. The castle is Grade I listed and is thought to draw inspiration for its design from Bastille prison, where Vanbrugh spent several years in prison after being caught as a spy in his younger years.
The property is a mere walking distance to Maze Hill station and there are regular services that take you to Cannon Street in just 16-minutes, so one minute you can be in the mist of the city and the next you really can be the King of your own castle.
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