"Unique in the world:Medieval Castle with a working portcullis, 18 meters high walls and storybook battlement towers"Oliver Smith, Maître de Maison, presents his property:
After 900 years standing proud in the unspoilt county of West Sussex, known as “the garden of England”, this Medieval Castle with a working portcullis, 18 meters high walls and storybook battlement towers, has weathered the attacks of enemies and of time itself. Today, the battles of the past have made way for an enchanted peace, but certain historic traditions remain. Every night, just before midnight, the impressive portcullis is lowered ever so silently, as if to protect slumber that little bit more. The suites are princely, with four-poster beds, and windows overlook gardens full of blossoming trees. The food is also fit for a king and is served in a dining room with vaulted ceilings and walls decorated with tapestries and suits of armour. Take a journey back in time in this uniquely romantic setting.