Kent, £2.6 million
Westenhanger Castle, near Hythe

3 bedrooms, potential to create additional accommodation, 14 acres Jackson-Stops & Staff (01227 781600)
King Cnut gave the site of Westenhanger Castle to Archbishop Eadsin of Canterbury in a bid to save his soul. Today’s Grade I-listed building dates from the 14th century and the interiors reflect this rich history, particularly in the bridal suite, which has a 16th-century stone-mullioned leaded-light window.

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