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Gothic revival style home moved brick by brick to its current location
12th of December 2011
Grade II listed gothic revival house for sale
Dunstan House, Lickhill Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9EZ
Fixed price £500,000

Gothic Revival House Moved Brick By Brick
It's not often that a house is too good to be left behind but in the 1920's the owners of Dunstan House loved it so much that this Tudor Gothic revival style home was moved brick by brick to its current location. And it's no wonder as this beautiful property has exceptional architectural merit and historic significance. Believed to date back to the 1820s and built from squared limestone, it is Grade II listed and has recently undergone a full, high standard refurbishment. This impressive four / five bedroom property boasts elegant spacious rooms and retains many of its period features. It is set in a most desirable central location within its own private grounds and will no doubt cause its new owners to fall as head over heels in love with it as those almost 100 years ago. more

JK Rowling's childhood home - the inspiration for Harry Potter perhaps
17th July 2011
Grade II listed gothic style cottage for sale
Church Cottage, Coleford Rd, Tutshill, Chepstow, Gloucestershire
Guide price £399,950
JK Rowlings Former House For Sale
Built circa 1852 as a school house by the Gothic Revivalist architect, Henry Woodyer, this detached Grade II listed three bedroom cottage was the family home of JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. She lived in Church Cottage from the age of 9 until she left home for university at the age of 18 and it's clear she got inspiration from the house to create the multi million pound franchise of seven Harry Potter books and eight movies, the last of which premiered last week. While it isn’t quite Hogwarts, the house has a definite gothic enchanted feel about it. The house boasts a dusty understairs cupboard just like the one at Aunt Petunia's, there is a trap door leading to the eerie cellar and JK Rowling even used the name of her home village - Tutshill - as one of the Quidditch teams in the books. Next door to the cottage is a church and graveyard - perhaps the setting and village inspired the fictional Cedric's Hollow. And not only did the house leave a mark on JK Rowling, she also left a mark on it - one room has "Joanne Rowling slept here circa 1982" scrawled on the wall. Let's hope Voldemort doesn't come calling! more

A building that will lodge in your heart
2nd May 2011
lodge house for sale
Abbots Wood, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria
Offers in region of £350,000
Lodge House For Sale
This sandstone built lodge house is a unique building, almost resembling a miniature castle with it's arch and stone mullioned windows. It is set in extensive private grounds and the fact that it requires general upgrading (reflected in the asking price) will allow the new owner to create a bespoke and individual home in a fantastic setting. At present the lodge has two reception rooms, a kitchen, conservatory, bathroom and three bedrooms but this could be extended subject to planning permission. A brick paved driveway provides access through the archway leading to additional parkingand to the large lawned area with mature trees and shrubs. All in all a fabulous opportunity to own an architectural gem. more

Contemporary tower house in Scottish Renaissance style with water gardens
19th January 2011
tower house for sale
Fortesk Tower, Finavon Hill, By Forfar, Angus
Offers over £650,000
Tower House With Water Gardens For Sale
Fortesk Tower is a dramatic contemporary tower house which, despite its appearance, was actually built by the owners in 1995 in a distinctive architectural style typical of the period of James VI of Scotland. Unlike houses of that era, this one is a comfortable six bedroom 21st century family home boasting double glazing, flexible accommodation and separate annexe. It also boasts a dungeonette and four turrets, and what it is lacking in antiquity is more than compensated for by the surrounding area which is positively steeped in history. The nearby Aberlemno Stones reveal the importance of Pictish culture in the area, there was a Roman Camp on the other side of the river and the original Finavon estate, of which Fortesk formed a part, was important in medieval and Jacobean times, and was the seat of the powerful Lindsays. Fortesk Tower sits on 13.5 acres of land which includes woodland, paddocks and a cleverly created and designed water garden, fed by a small burn running through the ponds. Located at the foot of Finavon Hill in a lovely position with spectacular views, this property is only six miles north of Forfar and within easy commuting distance of Dundee. A fantastic contemporary family home with all the character and none of the drawbacks of a 17th century property. more

A Scotsman's home is his castle
25th August 2010
castle for sale
Castle Toward, Toward, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 7UG
Guide Price £2,250,000
Castle Toward For Sale
The tip of the beautiful Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Scotland, is home to the magnificent Castle Toward - and it could be home to you too if a castle is on your shopping list. A magnificent "B" listed mansion house set within 142 acres of woodland and parkland with shore frontage and views over the Clyde Estuary, Castle Toward is for sale complete with two cottages, a gate lodge complex, walled gardens, a glasshouse and an ornamental water garden. Quick - before the Americans beat you to it. more


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