Take a Look Inside Wiltshire, U.K.’s Medieval Devizes Castle
NFS | 1830s | 9,117 Sq. Ft. | 10 Beds | 4 Baths | 2.4 Acres
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
We’ve all dreamt of living in a stone castle in some fairytale village in England or France with servants, a moat and possibly a dungeon. It seems some lucky person has turned those dreams into a reality with the United Kingdom’s mesmerizing Devizes Castle in Wiltshire. The historic property was labelled as pending sale in November 2020 after dropping to £2.75 million. Devizes Castle is an exceptional example of a Grade I listed property, predominantly built of attractive stone with alluring castellations and turrets. There are an array of period features throughout the Castle, including generous stone mullioned windows, beautifully detailed stone archways, impressive fireplaces, oak floor boards, working shutters, high ceilings, an unusual bowed Fernery with elegant wooden ceiling, a wide wooden central staircase and charming smaller stone spiral staircases. History dates the original castle to c.1080, having been built by Bishop Osmund of Salisbury, it was burnt down and rebuilt in stone during the reign of King Henry I.
It was largely destroyed during the 17th Century Civil War and wasn’t until the 1830s when a new castle was designed by H.E. Goodridge, celebrated architect of the Lansdown Tower. The gardens surrounding Devizes Castle encompass approximately 2.4 acres and include interesting specimen trees, herbaceous borders, water features and lawn areas, whilst stone archways and gateways offer picturesque focal points around the garden. The roses are a particular highlight. The listing states there are nine bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library, multiple sitting rooms and a large kitchen. Devizes Castle was on the market with Freddy Dalrymple-Hamilton & Luke Brady of Savills for £2.75 million.