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Medieval castle in Worcestershire

Holt Castle is a substantial country house set in very attractive surroundings and listed Grade I. Believed to date back to Medieval times, the castle is built of local cut sandstone, brick and stone, and the accommodation suits either family life or entertaining on a rather grand scale.

The Great Hall is arguably one of the finest entertaining spaces in the county, with incredible proportions and including a centrally positioned fireplace, stone floor, beautifully painted panelling, cornicing and three large windows to one end.

A study leads off the great hall, and most of the other reception rooms in the house are decorated in a baronial style with impressive period features.

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A carved wooden staircase leads to the first floor accommodation which includes four bedroom suites, further bathrooms and the library. Stairs rise on to the extensive second floor which has a central landing, two further bedroom suites, a large games room and further store rooms. There is also access to the ‘tower’ rooms both of which have incredible views.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, inner hall, great hall, dining room, library, study, sitting room, playroom, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room/laundry/pantry and extensive cellars on the first floor. Upstairs are the master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite and two further bedroom suites, three further bedrooms and two further suites upstairs on the 2nd/3rd floors and two tower rooms, plus the games room and stores.

The gardens and grounds are divided into different sections of tiered lawns and hard landscaped areas; a tennis court is raised as is a large entertaining terrace and an orchard and paddock lie beyond the garden wall. The grounds come to six-and-a-half acres.

Holt Castle is located in a spectacular setting near to the village of Holt Heath overlooking the River Severn. The village lies to the north of Worcester and has a village shops, pubs and a farm shop, while Ombersly has further amenities. Worcester itself is just six miles.

The guide price is £1.95m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01905 746 883 or visit

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