Chilham Castle: A Historical Gem For Sale

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Chilham Castle, a magnificent 16-bedroom hexagonal castle with a rich history dating back to 709 AD, is now available for purchase. Located in Kent, England, and once the residence of King Henry VIII, this property is listed at a price of £15 million.

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

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Historical Significance

  • Early Beginnings: Originally constructed as a fortress in 709 AD by Wihtred, King of Kent.
  • Royal Residents: Over the centuries, it has housed notable figures including King Henry VIII in 1539, Saint Louis King of France, and Kings Edward I and II of England.
  • Ownership: Since 1616, only 10 families have had the privilege of calling Chilham Castle their home.
castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

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Interior Elegance

The castle boasts interiors that are nothing short of aristocratic:

  • Design: Features include a grand staircase, vibrant wallpapers, luxurious chaise loungers, warm hues, plush furniture, and a collection of art and antiques.
  • Amenities: There are 16 bedrooms, 11-12 bathrooms, 11 reception rooms, along with a library, study, kitchen, family areas, and a notable 1920s marble indoor swimming pool.
castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

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castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

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castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

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Exterior Splendor

  • Gardens: The castle is surrounded by 300.36 acres of stunning gardens that include terraced lawns, herbaceous borders, topiary, and a Taittinger vineyard, requiring the care of a gardener.
castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

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castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

Restoration and Care

  • The current owners have meticulously restored Chilham Castle to its original splendor, with the endorsement of English Heritage. This has made it not only a piece of history but a modern-day sanctuary.

Market Position

  • Real Estate Perspective: Will Matthews from Knight Frank Farms & Estates regards Chilham Castle as one of the most exceptional properties to enter the market in decades, highlighting its unique blend of historical significance and contemporary restoration.

Chilham Castle represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of English history, combining luxurious living with a storied past. The property is being marketed by Knight Frank for £15,000,000.

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

castle once owned by king henry viii for sale in kent

KNIGHT FRANK

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