Properties with a difference...This week: houses with turrets

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Broughton Tower, Broughton-in-Furness. A Grade ll* mansion built around the 14th century with a fortified pele tower. The property, which has been used as a school since 1947 has 12 bedrooms spread over 3 floors, 2 cottages, classroom block, butlers house, coach house, 2 bungalows, 64 acres. pounds 800,000.

Carter Jonas 01539-722592.


Muchalls Castle, by Stonehaven. An historic 17th-century castle which has been described as one of the most important properties of its kind in Scotland. 10 beds, 7 bath, 4 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, great hall, laird's room, courtyard, stable block, cottage, 5 acres.

pounds 650,000. Savills 01356-622187.


The Turret, 3 Fulham Park Road, SW6. A family house reputed to be where Queen Victoria took her drawing lessons. 5 beds, 3 bath, kitchen, nursery, garden, conservatory, garage.

pounds l.25 million. Doughs & Gordon 0171-731 4391.


King John's Castle, Myth, A Grade ll* family house believed to have been owned by King John in the late 12th century. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, gardens.

pounds 350,000. Hamptons 01242-222909.


Tower House, Lingfield. A late 19th-century house with a tower room that was added in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. 7 beds, 1 bath, 2 receps, playroom, kitchen, breakfast room, conservatory, cloakroom, cellar, coach house, 2 acres.

pounds 495,000. John D Wood 01343-326326.

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