Most people associate castles with royalty and the exceedingly wealthy with many owned today by families unwilling to give them up or nations that keep them as historical treasures. However, there are a surprising number of castles for sale which means that you can be an owner for the right price. Here is a selection of castles that make for an excellent international luxury living.
Constructed in the 17th century, this is one of the most palatial of all castles. The stunning courtyards, the 13 main rooms which have been recently renovated to add modern amenities, and the two modern houses and outbuildings make this a real treasure if you enjoy living in France. It helps that there are 1.4 hectares of vineyards present on the location.
This stately castle was built in 1260 with an annex added in the 15th century and another in the 17th after part of the castle burned down. Today, the castle is unoccupied and many tours are conducted, but it is up for sale and represents one of the oldest castles on the market today. While retaining its castle exterior, it has been renovated to resemble a manor home within the interior.
The Castle by the Sea as it is known, Florida may not be the first place people think of for castles, but this one is a beauty. The 12,500 square feet offers Palladian architecture and uncompromising details that make it unique. Add in an infinity pool, several fountains, and its location just minutes away from premier golf courses and this castle, which was built in 2000, is a steal.
Stone Castle, which was built in 1933, is modestly priced at under $1 million but offers over 4,000 square feet complete with custom tile and an incredible back wall that makes this property stand out. It is solidly built with a window fit for Rapunzel in the upper bedroom and sturdy concrete flooring. There is also a stone barn that offers the same floor spaces as all the castle. It is undoubtedly one of the unique residences in all of Rogers, Ohio and well worth the low price.
This castle appears more English than European as typical with castles on the continent. It remained unfinished for many years and offers plenty of room inside. Designed by Leonhard Zeugheer, there is no castle like it anywhere thanks to its many rooms, open fireplaces, and separate wings for sleeping quarters and living areas.
This historic castle was first constructed in 1526 and offers 18 rooms along with three bathrooms. The architecture is sleek and complimented by the more modern décor and renovations that have brought this version to life. Situated on park-like grounds, it is an expensive investment, but one that is well worth the cost.
When it comes to international luxury living, there is nothing like looking over the castles for sale that offer historical atmosphere, large living spaces, and the incredible opportunity to live like royalty.