How do you fancy living in a castle?

Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire, which has been the seat of the Ingleby family since the 14th century, has just been put on the market.

How would you fancy living in a mediaeval British castle? Well, the Ingleby family, who have inhabited the magnificent and imposing Ripley Castle for 700, have placed the Grade I-listed building, lakes, deer park, extensive grounds, shops, cafés, and The Boar’s Head pub up for sale.

In a statement released by the current owner, Sir Thomas Ingleby, and his wife, Emma, Lady Ingilby, the pair stated that they have “the full support of their family” and that they’re looking forward to focusing on other pursuits.  

Ripley Castle is a 14th-century, British country house set on the edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has been owned by the same family, the Inglebys, since the marriage of Sir Thomas Ingleby to Edeline Thewnge in 1308 or 1309, though extensive renovations were undertaken by Sir John Ingleby between 1783 and 1786; renovations which were so costly, he had to flee the country to avoid his creditors.

For the past few years, the Castle and its gardens have been open to the public for guided tours, private events, and even weddings. The estate also comprises The Boar’s Head pub, a traditional coaching inn with 23 bedrooms, a bar, and a formal dining room. 

The sale is expected to go ahead in the autumn, giving tenants and employees of the Castle enough notice. The estate is being listed by Carter Jonas Estate Agents & Property Consultants.

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