Caverswall Castle is a beautiful Grade I-listed castle with a history dating back to the 13th century. It sprawls across 26 acres of private land and comes complete with a moat, three turrets which have been converted into cottages, 20 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a library with custom Wedgewood ceiling, a billiards room, a dungeon and nine reception rooms.
Prior to being passed to the eponymous Sir William de Caverswall who added the tributaries to form the moat, the castle was owned by Emuf de Hesing. Sir William went on to build the towers within the outer walls of the castle. In 1625 the Mayor of Stafford, Matthew Cradon, and a wealthy merchant bought and rebuilt Caverswall as a beautiful Jacobean mansion after it had fallen into decay through disuse and neglect.
The castle had a brief use as a garrison by parliamentary forces during the English Civil War, before later becoming a sanctuary to an order of Benedictine Nuns who had managed to escape the French Revolution. In the 19th century Sir Percival Radcliffe owned the castle and created a stunning garden by draining the moat which was later reinstated.
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During the 1880s the Wedgwood family lived at Caverswall and added to it's glorious history by installing a stunning custom ceiling to the library. The castle was later bought by Mr W E Bowers in 1891 who added an additional wing and continued to own it for 40 years.
The castle has very recently undergone major restoration and renovation to bring it into the 21st century with luxurious touches like whirlpool baths in the ensuites while retaining its historic interiors complete with antique four poster beds.
Owner Robin MacDonald explained, "Caverswall castle now has permission for a boutique hotel, conferences and events. I am now looking to develop the land for glamping, pods and log cabins to further increase the business potential here."
He further stated, "For the last twelve years it’s been a remarkable home and I’ve made a lot of happy memories here. I now have a wonderful partner and two young children who love the Castle as a home. If we did move out as the business increases I’m not sure what we could buy to compare…?
Someone did suggest buying a palace to me once….!"
“I’ve spent a fortune repairing, renovating and restoring the property and it’s now ready for someone to move straight into. I’m including the amazing historic antique furniture, tapestries and contents with the sale.”
"Just imagine owning an actual Castle?" Robin MacDonald