THE PROPERTY: Set in the vibrant town of Buckingham, the Grade I-listed Castle House is ideal for entertaining with its 10 bedrooms and further two Grade II-listed cottages that adjoin the main house. The home was visited by Henry VIII and his then-wife Katherine of Aragon in 1494, and has a long heritage of hosting esteemed guests.
THE LOCATION: Castle House is situated in the market town of Buckingham, home to an array of charming independent shops, excellent restaurants, first-class schools and sporting grounds. The latter includes golf at Whittlebury Park; motor-racing at Silverstone and an equestrian centre at Addington. The home also affords easy access to London, which can be reached in under 35 minutes from Milton Keynes station.
THE INTERIOR: Having been thoughtfully converted, Castle House retains its characterful features of detailed panelling, ornate chimney pieces and original doors and windows. The high ceilings, sweeping staircases and large reception-rooms were once enjoyed by Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, when he visited, giving it the Royal stamp of approval.
WHY WE LOVE IT: With magnificent details at every turn, including the Grade II-listed boundary wall that encases the sprawling 1.5 acres of lawned terraces and a range of herbaceous borders, hedging and mature trees, Castle House is a culmination of years of fascinating history wrapped up in a quintessential English townhouse.
Buy it now: £4,000,000 Knight Frank.