MEDIEVAL history and a slice of the region’s rural grandeur have been put up for sale at the bargain price of … £11.5m.
Buyers can become country gentry overnight by snapping up the Castle Heaton and Shellacres, a home which is certainly not for the average house hunter.
The enormous asking price will be a record sale for recent years in the North East, when the property, which is in the borders, eventually sells.
And a quick glance through the brochure leaves no doubt as to why the price-tag has been set so high.
As estate agents have already advised, properties like this don’t come on the market very often.
The country pile also offers buyers the chance to hand-pick their own neighbours.
The estate includes a six-bed house, a five-bed farmhouse, a granary house with a tower, eleven cottages and two farms.
And in terms of garden features there are few more spectacular than your own castle ruins.