Castle secures strong interest as it goes on the market for £5m

Caverswall Castle

A Grade 1 listed property in Staffordshire complete with its own dungeon is being marketed in Staffordshire with a guide price of £5m.

Caverswall Castle, situated in the Staffordshire Moorlands, six miles east of Stoke-on-Trent, comes with planning permission for a wellbeing retreat with guest accommodation.

A decision is also expected shortly on a further application for unrestricted conference and accommodation, as well a change of use to permit additional uses as guest accommodation, a meeting/lecture venue and as a film set location.

The castle was built on the site of an Anglo-Saxon manor, on the spot where the two tributaries of the River Blythe rise. After being initially owned by Ernulf de Hesing, the castle passed to Sir William de Caverswall and in 1275, he incorporated the tributaries to form the impressive moat that surrounds this attractive build.

The interiors are mainly Jacobean, with original oak panelling in many rooms and large carved fireplaces. The Wedgwood family lived at Caverswall during the 1880’s and during this time they added a decorative ceiling in the library.

It includes three converted turrets, with 11 suites, kitchen and two drawing rooms. There are also billiards and games rooms, a library, wine cellar, workshop, gym room, orangery and the dungeon; all set within 20 acres of attractive gardens and lakes that provide a dramatic setting.

Pennycuick Collins and Paul Carr Exclusive & Rural Homes are joint agents for the sale.

Richard Moxon, Commercial Partner at Pennycuick Collins said: “This castle is a rare and remarkable opportunity for any investor. The property has been used as a home and as an event venue previously and there is vast potential for the castle going forward.”

The property is being marketed both within the UK and abroad.