Move into the home of England’s former kings

Kiya-Ellen Rose
·1-min read
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Photo credit: Knight Frank

THE PROPERTY: Dating back eight centuries, Chilham Castle is one of the most beautiful estates in the South East of England. Acting as a base for many kings throughout history, the current house was built in 1616 on the site of the former castle. With features such as its original Jacobean grand staircase, the property’s original style has been wonderfully preserved by the succession of families who have lived within its walls.

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Photo credit: Knight Frank

THE LOCATION: Tucked amid the rolling hills of the Kent Downs, an area of outstanding beauty, Chilham Castle is set within a historic market village, with a central square, a mediaeval church, a charming village shop, tea-room and two well-loved pubs. The house is also conveniently within reach of London, which is a mere 38-minute train journey away.

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THE INTERIOR: Chilham Castle is grand in both size and design. Sporting characterful details including ornate plastering, wood-panelled walls and ornamental fireplaces, the house comprises 16 bedrooms, a television-room and a magnificent 1920s marble indoor swimming pool.

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WHY WE LOVE IT: The estate has a fascinating history to delve into, having once been a Royal household, and still retains its original regal splendour. Plus, with 300 acres of glorious grounds to explore, you could easily while away many a warm afternoon strolling its verdant pastures.

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Photo credit: Knight Frank

BUY IT NOW: £15,000,000 with Knight Frank.