Properties with moats

From a Grade I-listed Elizabethan hall in Norfolk to a 19th-century castle set in 40 acres of grounds in France.


Fitzroy Park, London N6. A contemporary house in London's Highgate clad in horizontal slates and surrounded by a shallow moat. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, a stainless steel staircase, vaulted bedrooms and a lower floor with gym, pool, sauna and cinema. 5 beds, 4 baths. £5.45m Savills 020-7472 5000.


Chateau, Vendee, Fontenay-Le-Comte, Pays de Loire, France. A 19th-century castle surrounded by moats in the middle of a park with four four-bed gites in the grounds. It has period fireplaces and a grand stone staircase. 25 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, study, kitchens, orangerie, swimming pool, 40 acres. €1.749m. Groupe Mercure 020-7467 5330.


Gaunt House, Standlake, Oxfordshire. A Grade II-listed, 15th-century house surrounded by a moat approached over a stone bridge that replaced an earlier drawbridge. It has beamed ceilings, wood floors, open fireplaces and a modern kitchen with an Aga. 6 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, library/study, 3-bed summer house, swimming pool, 1-bed cottage, outbuildings, tennis court, 39 acres. £4.75m John D Wood & Co 01865-311522.

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Morden Hall, Guilden Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire. This Grade II-listed moated manor was extended in the 15th century. It has a master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling featuring rare medieval patterns over the lime whitewash. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 2-bed cottage, outbuildings, 20.8 acres. £2.8m Strutt & Parker 01223-459500.


Morley Old Hall, Morley St Peter, Norfolk. A Grade I-listed Elizabethan hall set on a garden island surrounded by a moat. It retains its original oak staircase and has fireplaces and exposed beams. 7 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, 3 cottages, traditional barns, woodland, 32 acres. £2.395m Strutt & Parker 01603-617431.


Otterbourne Manor, Otterbourne, Winchester, Hampshire. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century manor with a moat fed by the River Itchen. The manor has stone floors, beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and a new kitchen extension. 6 beds, 3 baths, 4 receps, pool, stable block, 5 paddocks, 25 acres. £2.25m Knight Frank 01962-850333.


The Moat House, Wareside, Ware, Hertfordshire. A Grade II-listed conversion of two barns in landscaped gardens with a central moat. The house has exposed wall and ceiling beams, a fireplace with wood-burning stove and gardens that include a vineyard. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 1.25 acres. £1.25m Savills 01279-756800.


The Moat House, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire. A restored, Grade II-listed house largely comprising a late medieval cross wing with 16th-century additions, surrounded by a moat. The house has vaulted beamed ceilings and walls, wood floors, open fireplaces, a one-bed annexe and a modern kitchen with an Aga. £1.795m Knight Frank 01491-844900.