Oversley Castle panoramic view

In the 1880s, Oversley Castle had crenellations added to its gable walls and square tower, and a second tower added, to create a focal viewpoint from nearby Ragley Hall at the suggestion of the Prince Regent. It is also renowned for its own spectacular views.

Window view
Roof top views

The 1958 guidebook to Ragley Hall, written by the 8th Marquess of Hertford, recounts: ‘From the window of this room [the billiards room], looking half-right across the park to a little hill on the far side of the valley, you may notice a small castle. It is called Oversley Castle. It was built in the early 1800s because the Prince Regent, looking out of the room, remarked to his host: ‘My dear Lord Hertford, your view would be improved by a castle’.

Misty Morning

The Oversley Castle estate is located 350ft above the Warwickshire countryside, and has spectacular panoramic vistas across the neighbouring counties of Oxfordshire, Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, the West Midlands, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire. The views encompass the Cotswold Escarpment, the Bredon and Malvern Hills.

These views can now be enjoyed by residents of the 14 unique luxury homes created on the estate, in the main castle building and in other period properties within the 65-acre acre grounds, which include landscaped gardens and a lake.

Distance off Hasselblad

Some of the most stunning views are from the upper floors of the five homes that have been created at Oversley Castle, and have been named The West Wing; The Tower; The Turret; Regent’s Folly; and Upper Lodge. The Turret replaces the circular tower at Oversley Castle that fell into disrepair and was demolished in the late 19th century.

Old Gutter
Oversley Castle Garden wall

There are uninterrupted south-facing views available from The Walled Garden, a home created in the former walled garden, and from The Pool House, which is partially set into the hillside and has been fashioned from the former swimming pool, which was once the highest and largest private outdoor swimming pool in Warwickshire.

Oversley Castle Walled Garden
Oversley Castle views

A sense of space and rural views, and an awareness of changing seasons, can also be enjoyed by residents of the seven converted period barns that the first phase of properties to go on sale at Oversley Castle. Three of the barns are Grade ll listed with one dating back to the Tudor period. Particularly outstanding views can be enjoyed from The Stables, West Side, East Side, and The Tudor Barn.

Oversley Castle hazy views
Oversley Castle Pillars