When an Englishman’s home actually IS a castle

May 7, 2013

We know that famous phrase “an Englishman’s home is his castle” but one of our listed properties that to an extreme.

Bishopswood Ross on Wye front of house photo

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Located in beautiful Bishopswood estate near Ross-on-Wye, this castellated tower was originally built as a folly.

The Bishopswood Estate at one time belonged to The Marquis of Bath and was acquired from him in 1801 by a William Partridge of Monmouth. His son, John, erected a mansion in 1824 and the tower was a folly on the hill above. The mansion was burnt to a shell in 1873 and no longer remains. As a result of the fire the estate comprising some 1,328 acres was put on the market in 1874. The estate was sold again in 1878 and over the years it grew to over 2,000 acres, including some 600 acres of woodland and a well known shoot. From about 1913 parts of the estate were sold and many of the stone built houses and lodges in the area, including the tower once formed part of the Bishopswood Estate.

On the market at £900,000, you simply must view the full details to appreciate the unique character of this property.  If you think the tower is impressive, wait ’til you see the view from the turret…