If you want to set up a clandestine organisation fighting threats to Queen and Country, this could be the place for you. The home of Torchwood is on the market for a cool million pounds.

Estate agent Knight Frank warns it is a little down at heel:

Penllyn Castle sits in a dominating position above woods and the River Thaw with far-reaching views over the Vale of Glamorgan to the Bristol Channel and Somerset Hills beyond.

If your memory is sharp, you will recall that the Doctor and Rose helped Queen Victoria fend off an attack from strange monks and a werewolf in the Scottish Highlands in the Doctor Who episode Tooth and Claw. This prompted Her Majesty to establish the Torchwood Institute to fend off beasts, boogies, and Time Lords.

As ever, Wales stood in for Scotland in that episode and Penllyn Castle was the center of the action.


The eight bedroom house comes with an unused cottage, coach house, stables and 72 acres of gardens, park and woodland. It has a kitchen garden and a gardener’s cottage, Erw Wen.

You might need to think about Weeping Angel removal though.