King Arthur’s house up for sale

For sale: Five-bedroom £1.2million mansion where King Arthur was supposedly buried

King Arthur of Britain, by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. (1903)
King Arthur of Britain, by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. (1903)

A five-bedroom home that has a heated swimming pool, private cellar, three acres of garden, and is allegedly the final resting place of the legendary King Arthur, has just been placed on the market.

The £1.2m property, according to those living in Caerleon, South Wales, is the location where the famous 6th-century leader and his knights were buried under a mound in the garden.

Encased in a 19th-century stone wall built as protection by the local sheriff during the Chartist uprisings of 1839, the house is also the site of a Norman Motte and Bailey, with owners having unearthed archaeological remains, and is just a few hundred yards from the remains of the town’s Roman amphitheatre, believed to be the setting for Arthur’s Round Table.

King Arthur is understood to have visited the Welsh town on several occasions and chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth once described the historic leader as holding court at Caerleon in his book Historia Regum Britanniae, written in 1133.

Despite being steeped in history, the house boasts plenty of modern touches, including the swimming pool, changing rooms and showers, sauna, and a separate party room with bar. The house also comprises of seven reception rooms, as well as three acres of garden, which backs onto the Celtic Manor Golf Resort, home to this year’s Ryder Cup.

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