Original article from Kent Live
Kent is full of historical sites and has a proud heritage throughout the area.
Now you have the chance to own your own bit of local history – if you have £11 million lying around that is
Lympne Castle is a Grade I listed building in a village of the same name near Romney Marsh.
It holds views over the nearby lands and the English Channel, and on a clear day you might even be able to spot the French coast.
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Estate agents Savills are marketing the castle, which boasts a great hall, spiral staircases and two towers.
That's not all you get though, as the 130 acres of surrounding woodland and pasture also come as part of the deal, with a swimming pool also included.
Nowadays the castle hosts weddings, functions and corporate entertainment, but oldest part of the building dates back from the 13th Century.
It was previously owned by the Archdeacon of Canterbury and Thomas Becket was once a resident there.
Another point of interest is that the castle has gained a reputation for being haunted and regularly attracts ghost hunters from around the world.
Between 1906 and 1908 the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer was commissioned to restore and extend the property, adding the West Wing and preserving many features within both the original and new areas of the castle.
The historic origins have been retained to this very day from the King Post roof of the Great Hall, the ornate Gothic traceried windows and plastered ceiling, to the vernacular exterior mellow stone constructions.
The castle’s gardens lie mainly to the north and west of the property and include various walled and partly walled gardens, one of which houses the swimming pool with lawned surround and paved terrace.
A kitchen garden, opposite the cottages, is partially walled and enclosed by hedging and benefit from plenty of storage, glass houses, potting sheds, garaging, barns, stables, tack room and summer house.
Will Peppitt, head of residential sales for Savills in the south east, says: “The opportunity to own your very own castle with views across the Channel to France doesn't come along very often.”
Lympne Castle is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £11,000,000. For more information, contact 020 7409 5945.