Rare opportunity to acquire moated castle previously owned by the Wedgewood family
August 7th 2017
As royal wedding fever grips the nation, how would you like to live like a prince or a princess? Pennycuick Collins and Paul Carr Exclusive & Rural Homes have been appointed as joint agents for the sale of Caverswall Castle, an extraordinary, historic Grade I listed moated castle located in Staffordshire. The castle has planning permission use as a wellbeing retreat with guest accommodation and as a conference and hotel venue.
Caverswall Castle, located in the Staffordshire Moorlands 6 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent, possesses a diverse and fascinating history. The castle was built on the site of an Anglo-Saxon manor, on the spot where the two tributaries of the River Blythe rise. After being initially owned by Ernulf de Hesing, the castle passed to Sir William de Caverswall and in 1275, and he incorporated the tributaries to form the impressive moat that surrounds this attractive build. The beautiful interiors are mainly Jacobean, with original oak panelling in many rooms and large carved fireplaces. The Wedgewood family lived at Caverswall during the 1880’s and during this time they added a decorative Wedgewood ceiling in the library.
Speaking about the instruction, Richard Moxon, Commercial Partner at Pennycuick Collins said: “This castle is a rare and remarkable opportunity for any investor. The property has been used as a home and as an event venue previously and there is vast potential as a commercial venue going forward.”
Mark Bentley, Director of Paul Carr Estate agents who heads their Exclusive and Rural Homes Division, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have been instructed to act in the sale of Caverswall Castle and delighted to be working with Pennycuick Collins as joint agents. Together we will be marketing Caverswall Castle to potential residential and commercial purchasers across the UK and overseas, including the USA, where we have contact with many real estate firms via our Mayfair office.”
The Castle boasts an impressive array of both traditional and present day features. Including the three converted turrets, the property contains a total of 11 spacious suites that all have en suite bathrooms, a sizeable kitchen and two drawing rooms. There are also billiards and games rooms, a library, wine cellar, workshop, gym room, orangery and even an old dungeon; all set within 20 acres of attractive gardens and lakes that provide a fitting, dramatic setting.
Viewings of the castle are being contacted through Pennycuick Collins, who can be contacted on 0121 452 8353 or Paul Carr Estate Agents on 0121 308 5511. Details of the guide price are available on request.