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Living in a castle

When we think about the house of our dreams or simply want to imagine the maximum degree of luxury and exclusivity, a castle might come to mind. At the end of the day, these are the buildings in which, throughout history, kings, princes, counts and just about all those people who belong to royalty and the highest rank have lived. However, have you ever imagined what it can be like to live in a castle? Read on and we'll try to resolve your concerns.

When you add the bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, terraces and patios, the average area of castles in Spain can be around 4000 square metres, that is, 50 times more than most houses being built nowadays. Obviously, spending a few days in a castle is a dream holiday for anyone. However, if there are no cleaners to keep up with the maintenance of the rooms, it turn into a nightmare.

Obviously, a castle requires a lot of maintenance, and we're not just talking about cleaning. In general, keeping the building structure in perfect condition is a complicated and expensive task since the necessary materials are hard to find and the builders must be specialised in this type of project. In addition, the heating cost in winter for a 4000 sqm house can be astronomical.

These problems, even though most are money-related, mean that many of those who live in a castle choose to rent at least a part of it to other tenants for the purpose of raising maintenance funds. Without a doubt, this is also a very interesting solution since, usually, many people have the dream of spending at least one week in one of these types of properties and are willing to pay a good amount of money for it. Due to the vast size of these properties, it means you will only see the owner for delivery or collection of the keys.

That being said, it should also be emphasised that most of those who live in castles in Spain would not change their residence for any other type of property, despite the disadvantages that come with it. In this sense, we must bear in mind that these are unique places that are usually loaded with history and seem to be drawn from a fairy tale. Undoubtedly, this is a unique opportunity that comes once in a lifetime even in the case of those who have the resources to be able to maintain such a property.

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