Forget haunted houses, how about treating yourself to a Halloween castle this year? The world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has pulled together 13 Halloween homes with a difference for those looking to buy at the top-end of the global housing market. According to Hugh Wade-Jones, Managing Director of Enness Global Mortgages in London, “whether you’re looking for a Halloween appropriate home or a COVID-safe bolthole,” you can secure one of these castles for a price tag lower than an average-sized property in one of the traditionally popular location of London, Monaco, etc.
Talk about more bang for your buck.
At the top of our list is Glenborrodale Castle in Scotland, currently on the market for £3.75 million. Dating back well over 100 years, this stunning castle offers panoramic views and includes a gate lodge, an additional detached coach house, its own gym, boathouse and jetty.
Not only does it come with these additional features, but it stretches over nearly 133 acres that include the Isle of Risga and Eilean an Feidh.
Devizes Castle offers the perfect balance of historical features and modern comfort and is located within a stone’s throw of the market town of Devizes. This magnificent Grade I listed building not only takes you back in time but is perfect for family life, with great local schools on its doorstep.
If you would rather buy in Wales, Glandyfi Castle is on the market for just £2.85m, stretching across 31.43 acres of land. Built in the early 19th century from local stone, it has been brought up to modern living standards as well as recently benefitting from a new roof.
Just a four-minute drive from Glengarriff village and only an hour from Cork airport, you can secure a piece of Irish history along with 87 acres of outstanding grounds including a private section of shoreline. The castle has been partially renovated although planning permission has been granted for a full renovation with plans to include six bedrooms, as well as a staff wing.
If you’d prefer a Halloween inspired property purchase in a warmer climate, both Palma Castle and Avila Castle are on the market in Spanish territories for £.488 million and £3.171 million respectively.
Palma Castle is located on the island of Mallorca, just 5 miles from central Palma and is set across nearly 356 acres of landscaped gardens. It also includes a swimming pool and the potential for an equestrian facility or private vineyard.
Avila Castle is perhaps the most impressive of all as it also comes on its own private island fit with a heliport and jetty.
If Germany provides a more haunting feel for a Halloween home purchase, then you can pick up Rhineland-Palatinate Castle for a little under £2.628 million or Rheinland-Pfalz Castle for £2.446 million.
France has an abundance of castles currently on the market and at the top end of the price threshold is Pertuis Castle in Luberon, on sale for a cool £3.534 million. It boasts 16 bedrooms, a swimming pool, garages, a tennis court, additional outbuildings and more, all spread over 10.38 acres.
If you want something more affordable, then Carcassonne Castle is on the market for £2.628 million and boasts a full renovation including eight large bedrooms, four bathrooms and an independent one-bedroom apartment, as well as a number of reception rooms.
France is one of the most popular property markets for foreign nationals: we are all aware of the chic appeal of Paris, the enduring allure of the Riviera in the summer or the freshness of the mountains in winter.
Covering everything from search and negotiation to making an offer and the legal processes, the guide will help you fulfil your dream of property ownership in France.