Castles prove-ever-popular to property lovers and any of these 10 currently for sale on Zoopla should prove fit for a king, or queen.

1. Seven-bedroom castle for sale in Bordeaux, France, for £7.5m

Seven-bedroom castle for sale in Bordeau

This magnificent castle set in five hectares in the Bordeaux region has its own swimming pool and vineyard and would be ideal as a B&B or hotel for vino-interested guests. Possessing stunning period features, it is beautifully presented throughout and 'bursting with comfort, character, and potential' according to the agent.

Available via Home Hunts

2. 19-bedroom castle for sale in Saint-Georges-Sur-Loire, France, price on application

19-bedroom castle for sale in Saint-Georges-Sur-Loire

This 13th century residence set in 23 hectares in the tranquil Loire Valley is just a short hop from the famous Châteaux of the Loire such as Brissac, Angers and Serrant. Having been restored to a high standard, it offers beautifully presented living accommodation. Highlights include its 19 luxurious bedrooms each with en suite bathroom, several large reception rooms, formal dining room, its own restaurant with professional kitchen as well as a family kitchen with dining area. The property also benefits from a spa, games room with home cinema, wine cellar, tennis court and a natural swimming pool.

Available via Knight Frank International

3. Nine-bedroom castle for sale in Cannes, France, for £47.5m

Nine-bedroom castle for sale in Cannes

There’s castles and there’s castles. Having been built in the 19th century, this is fairly modern by castle standards. Even so, it’s been given an almighty restoration with no expense spared. It now boasts a home cinema, wine cellar and the very latest home technology. It’s also got a separate apartment for the caretaker (and let’s face it, you’re going to need one to keep this place spick and span).

Available via Mansion London

4. 20-bedroom castle for sale in Cremona, Italy, for £13.8m

20-bedroom castle for sale in Cremona

With no less than 20 bedrooms, this castle is ideal if you enjoy a vibrant social life – or have an eye on a hospitality business. It’s surrounded by medieval walls and protected by a fosse (trench) so you can keep the baddies out. Plus, it’s got some very striking features to boot. Frescoes, vaulted ceilings, imposing columns, marble statues and mosaic flooring just to name a few.

Available via Lionard

5. 32-bedroom castle for sale in Cerny, France, for £5.3m

32-bedroom castle for sale in Cerny

This sprawling 1800-build was renovated six years ago and contains 47 rooms including 32 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. There's also a stable block and a swimming pool to keep you and your guests entertained ,or they can explore the lush 14 hectares that come with the property.

Available via ListGlobally

6. 10-bedroom castle for sale near Milan, Italy, price on application

10-bedroom castle for sale near Milan

If you’re looking to make a big impression (and assuming money is no object), then you’re unlikely to go wrong with this place. Unsurprisingly, it has belonged to a couple of illustrious families since it was built in the 16th century. Its frescoes remain intact but – a word of warning – you’re going to need an interest in all-things horticultural to maintain the intricate garden design.

Available via Lionard

7. Six-bedroom castle for sale in Gueret, France, for £3.6m

Six-bedroom castle for sale in Gueret

There were no shortcuts taken with this battle-ready castle that's surrounded by wide moats and comes complete with slits for firing arrows. This 16th century castle is drenched in history. It was built on the site of a 12th century fortress, and previous owners were thought to have been close to a variety of kings, including King Henry IV, King Louis XIII and Louis XIV.

Available via Home Hunts 

8. 19-bedroom castle for sale in Florence, Italy, price on application

19-bedroom castle for sale in Florence

This castles oozes sophistication. Located between Florence and Siena, it was completely renovated a few years ago. You'd certainly be living the Tuscan dream here. And, if you’re into home produce, note that for over 1,000 years, the castle has been producing its own wine, oil and Vin Santo (that’s Italian pudding wine to you and me).

Available via Lionard

9. 16-bedroom castle in Uzes, Gard, France, for £3.2m

16-bedroom castle in Uzes

Wake up feeling like royalty in one of the palatial bedrooms of this 17th century chateau. The recently refurbished property boasts 14 ensuite bedrooms and can be bought fully furnished, making it ideal for use as a ready-made boutique hotel. Extra perks include a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, guest pavilion, caretakers house and a workshop.

Available via Home Hunts

10. 18-bedroom castle in Perugia, Umbria, Italy, for £17.3m

18-bedroom castle in Perugia

What's a castle without dungeons to keep any would-be invaders in? This centuries-old castle in Umbria has undoubtedly kept a few adversaries within its dungeons. The carefully-preserved building also contains a private chapel, so it could make an excellent wedding venue if you're looking for a more romantic use.

Available via Lionard

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