From a 19th-century French chateau in 71 acres of parkland in Vienne to a Grade II-listed castle currently run as a hotel in Otterburn, Northumberland.
Bath Lodge Castle, Norton St Philip, Bath. A refurbished, Grade II-listed castle with four crenellated towers, currently run as a boutique hotel. 10 en-suite beds, family suite, bridal suite with roof terrace, 2 receps, 3-bed staff accommodation, 3 roof terraces, gym, outdoor hot tub, sauna, gardens, woodland, 3.6 acres. £2.25m Savills 01225-474550.
Harold Tower, Douglas, Isle of Man. A renovated 1830s Gothic castle on Douglas Head overlooking the bay. It has stained-glass windows, a grand fireplace and a sun room leading onto a sun terrace with a swimming pool below. 3 en-suite beds, potential for5 further bedrooms, 2 receps, cinema, 3-bed coach house, 2-bed cottage, 3 acres. £3.95m Knight Frank020-7861 1065.
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Hilfield Manor,near Sherborne, Dorset. A refurbished manor known as Bide's Castle, originally built as a hunting lodge in 1880 and extended in 1901. It has flagstone floors, period fireplaces, and a kitchen with an Aga. 7 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 3-bed lodge, 2-bed coach house with a 2-bed annexe, grounds, woods, 14.7 acres. £2.35m Knight Frank 01935-812236.
Knockbrex Castle, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. A castle set in grounds with sea views. It is currently run as a wedding and holiday venue and has a 3-bed bothy and a 1-bed folly in the grounds. 7 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, sun room, breakfast kitchen. £495,000+ Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.
Otterburn Castle, Otterburn, Northumberland. A Grade II-listed castle dating from the time of William the Conqueror.It is currently run as a hotel and has oak wall panelling and magnificent fireplaces. 17 en-suite beds, staff accommodation, 32 acres. £1.4m+ Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.
A chateau in Poitiers, Vienne, France. A restored, 19th-century chateau set in71 acres of parkland. It has period features, a home cinema, a heated conservatoryand an air-conditioned wine cellar. 5 beds, 5 baths, dining room, gym, indoor and outdoor pools, 3-bed annexe, outbuildings, greenhouse, tennis court, woods, river. £4.89m Christie's International Real Estate +33 557 84 08 82.
Fosini Castle, Tuscany, Italy. A medieval castle in need of restoration in the Poggio Ritrovoli hills. It is surrounded by 4,942 acres of hunting ground that include farmhouses and a hunting lodge. Three restored buildings with 13 beds and 14 baths, 25 unrestored buildings. €35m Italy Sotheby's International Realty +39 055 0751888.
Starborough Castle, Marsh Green, Edenbridge, Kent. A Grade II-listed Gothic-style castle with a moat, set in landscaped gardens and grounds.It has beamed ceilings, oak panellingand open fireplaces. 2 beds, bath, minstrels' gallery, thatched summer house, outbuilding with garaging, workshop, greenhouse, barn, 102 acres. £1.5m Savills 01732-789700.
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