Shropshire Star

Historic castle's £50,000 price reduction gives buyers chance to snap up 1,000 years of history

An Englishman/woman's home is their castle and sellers have made it easier to buy one after they knocked £50,000 off the guide price.

Wigmore Castle & Grounds Photo: Sunderlands

The historic Grade I listed Wigmore Castle and grounds, near Leominster, are on the market now after the price was reduced from £500,000 this week.

To be honest the site would be a bit draughty, but it comes with planning consent to convert a barn workshop located at the site into a two bedroomed dwelling, with access via a private driveway.

Wigmore Castle & Grounds Photo: Sunderlands

There are strict rules protecting the castle itself, which is under the protection of English Heritage.

The workshop is a steel-framed, timber-clad barn measuring 12 metres by six metres internally and planning permission was granted on May 23.

Founded in 1067 by William Fitz Osbern, the Earl of Hereford and a close associate of William the Conqueror, the castle is steeped in history, hosting several kings and queens. It came into the guardianship of English Heritage in 1995.