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Sensational 13th century moated castle which was once the scene of a Civil War battle on sale for $1.9million

Ian Harvey

This astonishing 13th-century moated castle is the perfect place for any person searching for a regal life. The Grade II listed home is rich in history; it was once the scene of the English Civil War battle, and it really makes you feel like you’re stepping back time with its tower room, medieval fireplace, chapel, and Tudor detailing.

The house is for sale with Savills for the price of £1.45 million ($1.9 million). Dr. Michael Hudson, the trustworthy chaplain to King Charles I, lived in the castle throughout the duration of the English Civil War, and engaged the Parliamentary forces before having to withdraw to the castle, where they were besieged in the year of 1649.

Charles I

Charles I

It is believed that when they arrived in the castle, the Roundheads pursued Hudson up onto the battlements and pushed him over the edge. He hung on by his fingertips, until his attackers cut off his fingers plunging him into the moat. As he attempted to crawl out, they proceeded to cut out his tongue as a trophy, and then killed him.

The property was subsequently thought to have been owned by the Peterborough Corporation, acting as an impressive HQ from which they supervised the water supply for Peterborough. The oldest portion of the castle is located on the west side, and consists of a circular tower.

The property has 7,600 sq ft of quarters over three floors and includes seven bathrooms, eight bedrooms, and some stunning reception rooms including a grand dining hall with a medieval fireplace, big kitchen, outstanding drawing room, study, den, games room, and garden room. The master bedroom makes use of the circular tower as a wet room.

Woodcroft Castle, Cambridgeshire Photo Credit

Woodcroft Castle, Cambridgeshire Photo Credit

The castle lies within 14 acres of grounds to the south of the village of Etton, Cambridgeshire, and is surrounded by the moat, the only entrance being at the front of the building.

There are a lot of Tudor features like stonework walls, heavy beams, and high ceilings. The tower room dates from the original 13th castle, which is the oldest part of the building. So, if you have a spare 2 million bucks lying around, why not make this wonderful place yours?