Castle Elvira was built by a Romani Military General and entrepreneur, and he was inspired to build the Castle as a gift for his beautiful teenage daughter Elvira, whom the castle was named after. As urban legend would have it, the family took the castle as their summer residence for the first time in the same year that the castle was completed. Elvira, the sweet girl that she was, decided, as a surprise for her parents, to cook a special pasta lunch for them using herbs and mushrooms that grew on the estate; tragically, Elvira had mistakenly picked a very poisonous type of mushroom rather than an edible variety, and sadly by the time her parent had returned, Elvira had already passed away. The parents, utterly devastated, locked the Castle’s doors, still fully finished, and left, never to return again. Steve and Harvey, the owners, felt it was essential to keep the name Castle Elvira in her honour.
Castle Elvira may looked utterly unchanged since the day it was built, but don’t be fooled; the Castle conceals a million secrets, and in fact, the Castle’s technical systems are state-of-the-art. Although the Castle’s beautiful Cementine tiled floors are original, they were carefully removed and restored, and all of the technical systems were installed inside the floors and under the tiles. The owners insisted that not one modern machine would be visible to the eye, and they certainly achieved success. The use of air source heat pumps, photovoltaic and battery storage systems, and with sustainability always in mind, a myriad of other technical adaptations and installations were implemented, which contributed to a whopping 40% self- management and production of the castle energy consumption.