A bungalow that has views of an East Staffordshire village and its historic castle is up for sale.

The home is on sale in Chatsworth Drive, in Tutbury, and has a price tag of £265,000. Tutbury Castle is steeped in history and was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned on more than one occasion before she was eventually executed.

It is being sold by Newton Fallowell and has three bedrooms.

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A spokesman for the estate agent said: "Newton Fallowell is delighted to present to the market this detached bungalow set in the heart of the popular village of Tutbury.

"With village views, in particular Tutbury Castle, this home benefits from UPVC double glazing and gas central heating and comprises of in brief of an entrance hall, kitchen, spacious reception room, family bathroom, three well-proportioned bedrooms.

"Landscaped gardens to both front and rear as well as off-road parking with accompanying garage."

The house starts with an entrance hall and kitchen with an array of base and wall mounted units with complementary working surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, space for cooker, stainless steel four ring gas hob with extractor fan over and UPVC double glazed window to front elevation with views over Tutbury Castle.

The reception room has a feature fireplace with a fitted gas fire.

The family bathroom has a three-piece suite with a panelled bath with shower over it. The bungalow also has three bedrooms.

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A spokesman said: "To the front of the property is an allocated parking space together with a single garage and a landscaped fore garden. To the rear is a patio seating area, established rear garden, shrubs, plants, trees and a shed."

Tutbury Castle has a vast history and in its heyday it came under the Lancastrian kings from Henry IV (1399-1413) to Henry VI (1422-61 and 1470-71). Most of the structures that are still visible now date from this time.

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Tutbury Castle

The castle continued to receive some attention in the late fifteenth century, but despite a visit from Henry VIII in 1511, the castle largely fell into disrepair. Surveys in 1561-2 identified the need for major repairs and described it as ‘An old stately castle, decayed in many places’, a spokesman for the castle said.

Mary Queen of Scots arrived at the castle in February 1569 and famously loathed Tutbury. It was when she realised she was now in prison and it was cold, draughty and extremely damp which threatened her already delicate health.

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