It doesn't get much better than this magnificent Grade I listed Castle located on the edge of the picturesque and historic market town of Devizes, in Wiltshire, England. Devizes Castle is situated in an elevated and secluded position, that commands charming chimney pot views to the east and rolling countryside views to the west. The Castle is well-positioned for excellent local schooling including Marlborough College, St Mary's Calne, Dauntsey's at West Lavington, St Margaret's, Stonar, and Pinewood.
Devizes Castle is an exceptional example of a Grade I listed property, predominantly built of attractive stone with alluring castellations and turrets. There are an array of period features to be found throughout the Castle some of which includes beautifully detailed stone archways, generous stone mullioned windows, oak floorboards, impressive fireplaces, working shutters, high ceilings throughout, an unusual bowed Fernery with elegant wooden ceiling, charming smaller stone spiral staircases, a wide wooden central staircase, and, in the Drawing Room and Study, ceilings that are richly decorated with carved and gilded bosses.
What makes the Devizes Castle so unique is not only its place in national history but also the marriage between its historical features and its comfortable modern-day amenities. The formal reception rooms in the castle are grandly proportioned and flow seamlessly into more informal areas of the Castle making it perfect for family living and entertaining alike. Off the Hallway are a comfortable and useful sitting room area, a fully fitted spacious kitchen, utility rooms, and access to the secondary staircase. The kitchen and hallway have easy access to the terrace and rear gardens.
From the Hallway, the wide central staircase leads to the library with fitted decoratively carved bookcases that line two walls, stone mullioned windows with far-reaching views over the rooftops of Devizes, and an impressive floor-to-ceiling stone canopied fireplace. The dining room is a wonderfully proportioned room that is suitable for lavish entertaining or family dining, with a wide bay stone mullioned window, and an ornately carved stone fireplace. The long gallery leads to the drawing-room, a beautifully light and airy room with stone mullioned windows that offer sweeping views of the gardens, a fine ceiling with ornate carved and gilded decoration, open fire, and easy access to the gardens via the adjoining Fernery. The Fernery features an original encaustic tiled floor and interlaced stone arched windows and encircles a useful secondary kitchen.
The castle boasts nine bedrooms and four bathrooms, with a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, drawing room, study, library, fernery, secondary kitchen, utility room, and boot room. Upstairs, aside from the two impressive principal bedroom suites offering views over the gardens and the countryside beyond, there is an additional ensuite bedroom and six more bedrooms. From the moment you set eyes on this stunning castle, you will be sure to be in awe, with its grand exterior built of attractive stone with alluring turrets and castellations, to the gourmet kitchen, and fireplaces throughout the home. The castle is set in a lovely location surrounded by greenery, and trees to complete this fairytale architectural design.
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