Property of the Day: Otterburn Castle, Northumberland

This Grade II-listed castle dates back to the time of William the Conqueror

THE PROPERTY: Dating back to 1070, when Robert D’Umphraville, a cousin of William the Conqueror, was given the land in recognition of his services, this Grade II-listed castle with a castellated tower has a fascinating history. Currently run as a country-house hotel, the property has the potential to be transformed into a truly unique family home or to remain in commercial use.

THE LOCATION: The castle is located in the village of Otterburn, not far from the historic town of Bellingham, and lies within the Northumberland National Park at the heart of the Redesdale Valley. The World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall is nearby.

THE INTERIOR: With 17 bedrooms spread over three floors, a reception-room, a drawing-room and a full catering kitchen among its available accommodation, the property is fully equipped for use as a hotel. There is separate staff accommodation incorporating three flats and a house.

WHY WE LOVE IT: With a huge marquee in its 32-acre grounds, this property would make an extraordinary wedding venue.

BUY IT NOW: Offers in excess of £1,400,000 with Strutt & Parker

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