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Owned by Leeds entrepreneurs Terry George and Michael Rothwell, the castle is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, adjacent to a deer park, midway between Leeds and Manchester.
Terry and Michael spent 4 years toiling over the renovations, spending almost £1 million transforming it, with the interior designed by Ben Huckerby of Ben Huckerby Design. Ben says "I recommended taking the walls back to the original brickwork and creating an opulent look with deep colours, dark wood and highly textured fabrics"
The castle was the winner of Channel 5's I Own Britain's Best Home. Voted for by the public, it beat off stiff competition from 26 other luxury homes around the UK, including a stately home and a converted water mill.
The Castle has 3 floors, interior and exterior access to swimming pool via indoor bridge, exterior hot tub on raised decking patio with outdoor furniture. Extensive private parking to front and rear of property.
Private driveway with electric gates and remote keyless access fob provided for guests.
Deer park setting
Working water wheel, lake, bridge, bbq area with gas bbq and seating, chiminea, cobbled courtyard with outdoor furniture, extensive lawns to front and rear. Woodland walks, landscaped gardens, private woodland and Cobbled arched walkway with views to swimming pool.
The Groundfloor provides the Dining Room with a large dining table with glass top seating 10, leather chairs, log fire, stone floor, extensive wood panelling, mood lighting, views to front lawns and a great sound system
The fully equipped breakfast kitchen has an aga, dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and a tv.
Additional on the Ground Floor is the sitting Room with luxurious suede sofas, log fire, plasma tv, panoramic window with views towards swimming pool. Sound system, Blu ray DVD player, Satellite television.
The Conservatory has floor to ceiling glass windows with views of water wheel and rear gardens. Sumptuous velvet sofas and luxury carpet. Contemporary glass door leading to kitchen. Next to the Conservatory you will find the utility Room with an American style fridge freezer with ice maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing facilities, vacuum and sink.
The highlight of the Ground Floor is the heated Indoor Swimming Pool pool with removable cover. Private shower and toilet facilities. Lounge area with leather sofas, sound system, plasma satellite television.
For more activities the ground floor has an airconditioned gym with a treadmill, cross trainer, free weights, bench weights. Sound system and windows to plasma television.
On the first floor you will find the 5 Double Bedrooms with king size beds, plasma tvs with satellite tv, outstanding views over the garden and access to the 2 family bathrooms. All the rooms on the first floor have a uniquely and luxurious design for a perfect well being.
The property is hired on a self catering basis.
Outdoor activities including clay pigeon shooting, quad biking & archery, Golf, horseriding and tennis coaching are available locally.