Coupland Castle

$2,615,339
11
Bedrooms
25
Ac
Strutt & Parker
Listed on February 16, 2021
Strutt & Parker

Description

Dating back to the late 16th century, Coupland Castle, with its crenelated tower, stands surrounded by mature gardens and woodland, with a range of versatile outbuildings. For the equestrian enthusiast, there are also stables and grazing land.The Castle has been skillfully maintained and embellished over the years to provide striking accommodation that is elegant and grandiose, whilst showcasing i…
Dating back to the late 16th century, Coupland Castle, with its crenelated tower, stands surrounded by mature gardens and woodland, with a range of versatile outbuildings. For the equestrian enthusiast, there are also stables and grazing land.The Castle has been skillfully maintained and embellished over the years to provide striking accommodation that is elegant and grandiose, whilst showcasing its superb architectural details, and high ceilings that enhance the sense of light and space. In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of a three bedroom cottage within the courtyard, and a 3-bedroom lodge.Internally, the accommodation is arranged over four levels and offers immense flexibility. There are numerous generously proportioned reception rooms, including the beautifully presented dual aspect drawing room, library and the spacious dining room, all with large bay windows and wonderful period fireplaces. A variety of additional rooms provide excellent space for less formal relaxation and entertaining, including a sitting room, games room and play room.The kitchen benefits from an adjoining breakfast room, both of which overlook an internal courtyard. The wine cellar is in two rooms, each with bins.On the first floor, the accommodation in the Georgian portion of the house is laid out to provide a bay-windowed library, three bedrooms (two with en suite bathrooms) and a family bathroom, whilst the second floor is host to three further bedrooms and a WC. Located above bedroom 3 is a further room with potential for a variety of uses.The Tower, with its 5ft thick stone walls and spiral stone staircase, is arranged to provide self-contained living space comprising a sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, a utility, 4 bedrooms and two additional rooms. This element has been used as a separate dwelling and has been let to tenants.Historical noteCoupland Castle boast a fascinating history, originating in the late 1580s with the Pele Tower being the last fortified building to be constructed on the Border. Before the tower was built, the Coupland lands belonged to Sir John de Coupland who captured the Scottish King at the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346.The property has been extended over the centuries and the earliest part is the four-storey main tower, probably built towards the end of the 16th century, after the finding of a Border Commission in 1584. The smaller tower was probably built after the Union of England and Scotland (1603), when the threat from the border had subsided. An impressive fireplace in the sitting room within the tower, is engraved with andlsquo;GW 1619 MW', representing George and Mary Wallis, who owned the property at that time. A further interesting and unusual feature of the tower is the upper spiral staircase, which was designed for defence by a left-hand swordsman.During the 18th century, a separate farmhouse was added to the south-west of the now L-shaped tower and the Wallis family sold Coupland in 1713 to Sir Chaloner Ogle RN. Ogle was famous for having defeated the pirate Batholomew Roberts, who during a brief career, captured around 456 ships. In 1806, Nathaniel Ogle conveyed the Castle and estate to Thomas Bates, and Matthew Culley was succeeded to the estate in 1820. In the 1820s, the late Georgian part of the current property was added and linked the tower to the farmhouse.The Culley family sold Coupland in 1928 to the Weidner family, who in turn sold it to Sir Walter Aitchison in 1938. Sir Walter took an immense interest in the gardens and set about planting the impressive arboretum to the east of the house.The Castle was sold in 1971 and twice again before the present owners purchased it in 1979.Gardens and groundsCoupland Castle is approached along a sweeping tree-lined driveway that culminate

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Property type
House

Location

Wooler, Wooler, England, United Kingdom

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Jason Roberts
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2021
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5 Aldermanbury Square, London
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