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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.

vanbrugh-castle-is-a-20-minute-cycle-from-canary-wharf Source: Google Maps

The property is available through Winkworth estate agents.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


All images from Winkworth estate agents, unless otherwise stated.

- Thomas Murray

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