It’s not every day that you can go to a real estate website and see a complete chateau for sale.

However, there is currently an incredibly rare listing that shows one of Kent’s largest castles for sale at the moment.

Everyone has dreamed of being a king living in a castle at one point or another, but a very lucky (and very rich) person might be on the verge of making it a reality.

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Lympne Castle in Hythe is currently for sale on the Savills website.

The sprawling castle, as you can imagine, doesn’t come cheap.

Lympne Castle is listed for £ 11million – around 20 times the price of an average property in Hythe – but you will definitely get what you pay for.

The Grade I listed castle dates back to the 13th century, making it almost 800 years old and almost certainly one of the oldest in Kent.

The historic estate sits atop an escarpment, which means the castle is a prime spot from which to admire the stunning Kent coast.

130 hectares of woods


The castle offers a breathtaking view of the canal

There are several points through the castle and around the park which make for great spots to admire the countryside of Hythe and across the English Channel.

On a clear day you can even see all of France if you look closely.

Kent’s Heritage Coast, stretching from Folkestone to the beaches north of Dover, was recently voted one of the world’s best places to visit by Lonely Planet.

Nearby, Romney Marsh also provides a beautiful and spectacular backdrop to the magnificent Old Castle.



Over 130 acres of woods are included

Lympne Castle sits in the middle of this area, right next to the Kent Downs Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it a really great place to live.

You’re not just within walking distance of the countryside either – you’re in the middle of it.

The chateau is equipped with over 130 acres of chateau grounds, gardens and woodland.

This leaves you with a back garden large enough to explore for hours without getting bored, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The well-tended gardens provide a somewhat more tame but no less magnificent place to explore. The walled gardens (one of which houses a swimming pool) surround the main building of the castle.



The chateau comes with extensive gardens and grounds

A great hall to compete with Hogwarts


The great hall of the castle is a sight to see

However, the main attraction of living in a castle is surely the interior.

How many houses have you visited that have a large hall, a spiral staircase and two towers?

The castle itself has more rooms than you can easily count, including (but not limited to) a large hall, bar, dressing room, ceremonial room, master bedroom, four dressing rooms, two storage rooms, three kitchens and a cellar.

Not to mention the two towers that protrude from the castle, both of which extend over five floors.

The castle has been used as a wedding venue before, and it’s clear to see the attraction in such a grand setting.

Despite its almost 800 years, the castle is fully equipped for the 21st century.



Could you live in a castle?

The £ 11million prize includes the main castle building, four guest houses and a restaurant and bistro on the grounds.

The four cottages were once used to house the castle’s servants, but in 2009 they were renovated into holiday cottages where anyone can book and stay for a dreamy Kent getaway.

Lympne Castle has a very long history and as such is a tapestry of different design features through the centuries.

Built even before medieval times, the castle was designed in the 13th century and then remodeled in the 14th and 15th centuries, with Gothic elements added later and influences from the 20th century in addition.

From the King Post roof of the Great Hall and ornate Gothic windows to the soft stone exterior constructions by Robert Lorimer, the castle is a testament to its heritage.

Between 1906 and 1908, the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer was commissioned to restore and expand the property, adding the west wing to the castle.



During World War I, the castle was used as accommodation for forces based in Lympne and later as a residence for Canadian soldiers.

In 1918 the castle was bought by Henry Beecham, the brother of the famous conductor Thomas Beecham.

Under his property, the belvedere was added to the east tower; which played an important role during WWII, as it was possible to see the launch of V1 rockets at Calais on a clear day, allowing the coastal guns to be ready to shoot down rockets over Hythe Bay.

The remains of Stutfall Castle – built by the Romans as one of nine forts along the coast around 270 CE – can also be found on the grounds.

Will Peppitt, Residential Sales Manager for Savills in the South East, said: “The opportunity to own your own chateau with views across the Channel to France doesn’t come very often.

“Kent’s Heritage Coast has been named one of the best places to visit worldwide, according to travel experts Lonely Planet, who named the Kent Coast as the 4th best region to visit in their prestigious annual awards.” Best in Travel “.”

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