Tickhill Castle, Tickhill DN11

Tickhill Castle, Tickhill DN11

6 Bedroom | Leasehold

Guide price £2,000,000
North Gate 0.2 miles
Friars Lane 0.7 miles
Melbourne Grove 1.7 miles

An exceptional Grade II* listed 17th Century manor house with ancient medieval monument, set in private walled south facing grounds of approximately 6 acres, on the fringe of this popular market town in South Yorkshire.


Tickhill Castle occupies a prominent yet secluded setting on the southern fringe of this sought after market town, some 8 miles south of the city of Doncaster on the Nottinghamshire border.

The town of Tickhill offers a varied range of everyday facilities including a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. A key feature of Tickhill is its convenient location, some 8 miles south of Doncaster which provides rail links to Kings Cross within 2 hours and Doncaster Sheffield Airport is also only approximately 20 minutes’ drive away. Both the A1(M) and M18 provide ready connections to the motorway infrastructure and travel further afield. Sheffield is approximately 20 miles and Leeds 40 miles.


The story of Tickhill Castle stretches back over many centuries and as early as the 11th Century. Tickhill Castle is one of the oldest Norman Motte and Bailey Castles of the 11th Century and was the first structure referred to in Parliament as an Ancient Monument. The Castle was built by Roger de Bulsi, a favourite Baron of William the Conqueror and referenced in the Domesday Book.

The Castle’s gatehouse is one of the earliest Norman gatehouses in the country and the Great Motte of Tickhill is the highest early Norman motte in England, completed shortly after the Conquest of 1066. Most of the 11th Century moat is still filled with water and the shell keep supports a later 12th Century tower built by Henry II.


The sale of Tickhill Castle offers an extremely rare opportunity to acquire an historic scheduled Ancient Monument steeped in a fascinating history, currently held on Lease to the Duchy of Lancaster, an estate owned by the Queen.

The property has been the subject of a lengthy and painstaking restoration project by the current occupants, now forming a fantastic family house with grand reception rooms and bedrooms together with modern amenities complemented by a wealth of original character features. A comprehensive guide has been produced to cover the history of Tickhill Castle in more detail and which can be viewed using the following link.


The gardens and grounds at Tickhill Castle create a spectacular feature of this exceptional property which enjoys commanding south facing views over its entirety. One of the most dominating features of the grounds is the original Motte with a spiral path leading to the top, enjoying amazing views of Tickhill and the surrounding countryside and where remains of an eleven sided tower built by Henry II in 1179 can still be seen. Furthermore, within the bank of the Motte, there still exists the original Ice House.

Over the past 300 years the land inside the Castle has been landscaped and meticulously maintained and involved the construction of the terrace along the north wall. The grounds are completely private and enclosed by the 12th Century curtain wall, principally lawned but with a wealth of mature specimen trees.

The primary access to the Castle is through the late 11th Century gatehouse, creating a unique and spectacular entrance into the property. Sweeping gravelled driveways lead around to the east of the property where there is ample parking for numerous vehicles and there is also a double garage to the west with ample space for additional garaging if required, subject to obtaining the necessary planning approval.

Annual rent £4,000
Lease expires March 2070, to be reviewed 2037

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