Do you want to live in a castle as spectacular as this one? We do!

A landmark Gothic castle on the Isle of Man given a three-year makeover with reclaimed ballroom floor, sun terrace and swimming pool is up for sale for £3.95 million

Harold Tower is located high on Douglas Head, offering spectacular views across the bay. The property is set in a private location with mature walled grounds extending to approximately 3 acres and includes a Coach House and Guest Cottage. After all, this must be the reason why I'm king of my castle.

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The eight-bedroom listed property was once home to the artist John Martin who painted 'The Plains of Heaven', on display at Tate Britain. It was later used as a hotel during the war years. It was purchased by the current owners in 2005, and has since been lovingly restored.

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Harold Tower dates from 1833 - when the plot was sold for the purpose of constructing a house. It is believed its name was used from the outset in reference to 'King Harold', although this is unsubstantiated. The grounds had previously been part of the former Nunnery Estate.

staircase with wooden handrail and rug

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room with yellow cushions wooden table and white lamp

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The refurbishment was inspired by the interior designer Jean-Louis Mainguy who was commissioned to advise on the project, including choosing and sourcing materials, bespoke furniture, fabrics and colours together with hand blocked wall coverings and handmade carpets throughout.

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The hexagonal tower design, castellation, distinctive windows and arches are the obvious standout architectural features of the home.

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Further design features include an impressive octagonal reception hall with five doors leading to two reception rooms, a dining room, wine cellar (yes,really), and a sun room, which offers incredible views across the harbour and bay.

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On from there, French doors lead out to a raised balcony and secluded sun terrace where the pool is located.

bedroom with white bedlinen and wooden shelf

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bathroom with white basin and mirror

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The drawing room includes a hand carved fireplace with marble stands and hearth, while the floor has been reclaimed from the nearby Palace Lido ballroom.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom leads into a dressing room and has its own en-suite bathroom while the galleried landing offers plenty of light. There is also a study, perfect for the homeworkers among us.

top view with green trees boat and clear blue water

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ocean with tables chairs boat and clear blue water

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Harold Tower is up for sale at Knight Frank for £3.95 million.

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Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.