Pretend to be a royal with this beautiful castle (Picture: Savills)
Fancy jazzing up your Zoom background a little?
Rather than picking up a pot of paint for your living room wall, maybe it’s time to go all out and just buy your own mini castle instead.
If that plan sounds appealing, you’re in luck, as such a property has hit the market for the bargain price of £925,000.
For under a million, you can buy a stunning five-storey castle complete with stunning views from the upstairs terrace.
The Grade II listed home, in Knutsford, Cheshire, was designed by Richard Harding-Watt, who originally crafted the property as a gatehouse.
Richard lived in the home, called High Morland Lodge, until 1913.
It may have a gorgeous Italianate style exterior… (Picture: Savills)
…but it’s actually in Knutsford (Picture: Savills)
On one of the area’s most prestigious roads, mind you (Picture: Savills)
44 years ago its current owner bought the property, and set about bringing it back to life.
From the outside, you get gorgeous Italianate style with white walls and detailed brickwork.
But what’s inside?
The property is spread across five storeys (Picture: Savills)
There’s a lovely courtyard, too (Picture: Savills)
The castle was designed by Richard Harding-Watt, who is well-known for his fancy works (Picture: Savills)
Enter on the ground floor through reclaimed glass doors and you’ll find the main living area (complete with an open fireplace and a Juliet balcony), a bespoke fitted kitchen with a Danish log burner, and the dining area and conservatory, which overlooks the courtyard garden.
Down one level is a guest bedroom with modern en-suite facilities and access out to the courtyard.
The kitchen has a Danish log burner (Picture: Savills)
And overlooks the garden (Picture: Savills)
Go up to the first floor and you’ll discover the main bedroom, complete with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom with bath and shower.
There are two bedrooms to choose from
One on the lower ground level, one on the first floor (Picture: Savills)
And there are two bathrooms as well (Picture: Savills)
Up again and you’ll find that balcony and roof terrace we mentioned, with stunning views out over the countryside.
Then right at the top is a mini home office.
There’s a roof terrace promising gorgeous views (Picture: Savills)
And on the top floor, a home office (Picture: Savills)
The listing describes the home as ‘exceptional and unique’, and notes that this is a very rare opportunity to own a property that’s truly one of a kind.
In terms of location, it’s on one of Knutsford’s most prestigious roads, just a short walk from the town centre.
Keen to make an offer? You can get more information through Zoopla.
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