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Take a look inside this epic castle for sale in London

It could be yours for €3.2 million.

ONE OF THE four homes that now occupy Vanbrugh Castle has entered the market at £2.75 million (about €3.2 million).

The “fabulous family home” sprawls over 3,248 square foot and is situated within 2.5 acres of verdant grounds.

Climbing four floors, 2 Vanbrugh Castle features a cellar and rooftop terrace.

The 18th century castle even boasts great transport links; residents are a stone’s throw from Maze Hill station (13 minutes to London Bridge) and a 20-minute cycle from Canary Wharf, London’s financial centre.

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The property is available through Winkworth estate agents.

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Constructed in 1719 by architect John Vanbrugh, the Grade I listed property was divided into four wings in the 1970s.

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The castle was Vanbrugh’s own home and he contrasted the Baroque style he’d used when designing Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard with a more gothic aesthetic for his private creation.

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From 1920 until its conversion in 1975, the castle acted as a school for the children of Royal Air Force (RAF) servicemen who died in battle.

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While most properties in central London struggle for green space, Vanbrugh is set within 2.5 acres of formal lawns and woodland. It also has its own knot garden.

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The castle boasts incredible views of central London and Canary Wharf.

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It even features a rooftop terrace and kitchenette to bask in the views of London’s skyline.

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The castle may have been modelled on Paris’ Bastille, where Vanbrugh spent four years imprisoned after being arrested for spying in the 1600s.

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The incredible location means London’s central financial district is a mere drawbridge away.

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All images from Winkworth estate agents, unless otherwise stated.

- Thomas Murray

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