Wednesday, May 29, 2024

I Capture the Castle

12th century castle and romantic ruin in Herefordshire for sale for £1.495 million; a title to go with it is available also

 

A part restored castle on the English-Welsh border is back on the market after its buyer pulled out at the end of last year. Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye at at Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire’s story somewhat echoes that of the fictional castle in the 1949 novel I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – adapted to a film starring Bill Nighy and Henry Cavill in 2003 – and now, it presents an opportunity for someone wanting to own either a truly unique private home or somewhere to create a most romantic boutique hotel and events venue.

 

Now offered for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) and providing a total of 4,036 square foot of internal accommodation, Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye dates to the 12th century but was largely destroyed in the English Civil War (1642 – 1651).

 

I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.
An aerial view of Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom with the River Wye beyond
I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.
The castle as a ruin
I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.
Kestrels are amongst those that make Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye their home

 

Subsequently abandoned until 1731, when bought by the trustees of Guy’s Hospital, the castle was bought by the legendary retail and property magnate Sir Charles Clore (1904 – 1979) in 1961 and then restored from 2002 onwards. It includes elements of architecture from the Norman, Tudor, Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian periods and is Grade I listed Scheduled Ancient Monument.

 

Standing in 2 acres of gardens, primarily within the rampart walls themselves, the castle house comprises of 4 reception rooms, a galleried former chapel, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There are three original towers (out of the five originally built inside a now dry moat) and whilst two are already back in use, the third, ‘The Great Tower’ could potentially be converted to provide 3 bedroom suites, a new glass entrance and a drawbridge.

 

In March, of his eccentric home, current owner Alan Parslow told the Evening Standard: “It was a bit of a wreck when we bought it, but after ten years of restorations it’s a lovely family home. We’ve loved living here. It’s a delight to wake up to, surrounded by history”.

 

Of the future, Parslow added: “We haven’t enough money or time to do The Great Tower up so we’d like to pass it on to someone else”.

 

Previously, his wife, Sue, was interviewed by The Ross Gazette about the sale. She remarked: “It is quite different from other ruined castles as it is really a garden around a castle”.

 

Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye is on the market through Jackson-Stops & Staff. The title ‘Lord of Wilton Castle’ is available by separate negotiation.

 

I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.
Namesake Wilton Castle, Bree, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland has similarities in that it is also part-home, part-ruin

 

Curiously, an unconnected Irish castle of the same name, Wilton Castle in County Wexford has had a similarly chequered history. Built first in 1247, expanded into a mansion in 1847 and burnt to the ground in 1923, this vast landmark has, like its Ross-on-Wye namesake been subject of a major renovation project since 2004 by its owners, farmers Seán and Antoinette Windsor.

 

I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.I Capture the Castle – Wilton Castle-on-the-Wye, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AD, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.495 million ($1.94 million, €1.77 million or درهم7.12 million) through Jackson-Stops & Staff.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful but once again, I suggest it should belong to the National Trust. History like this should not be in private hands. It should be available to ALL.

  2. Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone got there before me with a wrecking ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F**k them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spoiling my fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But don’t you worry………………. I’d send in someone to finish the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not a fortress that will defend Teresa May from those trying to stop her MAKING GREAT BRITAIN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is useless and it needs obliterating and replacing with something modern in glass!!!!!!!!!!!! At least the owners got that idea right in their future plan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now………… Get it knocked down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Someone will get a very fine home but goodness that wallpaper! It is scary. Repapering and repainting is definitely required.

  4. Yes, I agree, Ethel, but who is going to supply the maintenance money that the National Trust wants/(needs) with each building?

  5. I know it well. All my life really. During Uni I studied it and Andrew Jackson allowed me free rein when he owned it. Some wonderful features such as opening a door in the house into the remains of the gate house. Good stuff.

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