Disney’s beautiful fairy tale castle for sale for £1.7 million

Not bad (Image: Kennedy News / Nicholas Asplund)

They say a person’s home is their castle, but for as little as £1.7 million it could be true.

A ‘magnificent’ castle that looks as if it was ripped out of a Disney The film has hit the market.

Offering the chance to ‘live like Tudor royalty’, it features secret passageways, a ‘dungeon’ and a working drawbridge.

The 26-room, 5-story fortress is hidden in the woods in Rochester, Michigan, USA.

The image shows the 60-ton steel structure topped by medieval stone-walled turrets, and even has a moat and archway guarding the entrance.

Many of the rooms are lined with oak walls and linked by wide stairs from the grand foyer.

Pretty vibe (Image: Kennedy News / Nicholas Asplund)

The master bedroom, meanwhile, is completely deluxe with a four-poster bed and private balcony.

If that wasn’t enough for you, hidden within the walls of the $2.3m (£1.7m) estate is a 50ft-high spiral staircase that leads from the terrace to a secret cave where Tudor bars and cellars can be found. .

Bite in the nose but it’s okay (Image: Kennedy News / Nicholas Asplund)

The incredible home was designed by US military engineer James LeBlanc and completed in 1991, thus fulfilling a 22-year-old promise he made to build one for his wife Vera because he could not. enough money to buy a ring when they get engaged.

The six-acre property is nestled at the back of a protected community, and the homeowner must pass through a winding forest dotted with the likes of an iron-sculpted dragon to reach the property.

The castle is also equipped with seven bathrooms and a heated garage opposite the castle equipped with a toilet and seating from one of the Concorde jets that James helped design.

James sold the house six years ago but paid rent to live there until he moved into assisted living in 2019.

Imagine singing your heart on this staircase (Image: Kennedy News / Nicholas Asplund)

Estate agents Sotheby’s International Realty listed it on property website Zillow three months ago, but they have yet to find their ‘king or queen of the castle’ despite being hit with claims to watch.

Real estate agent Mike Kuligowski believes the vacant fortress is the perfect place for an ‘eccentric’ buyer who dreamed of living in a castle as a child.

There is of course a bar (Image: Kennedy News / Nicholas Asplund)

Mike, who specializes in selling unique homes, said: ‘I was blown away by it. When my client told me he had a castle for sale, I thought “yes, that’s right”, because a lot of people talk as if they already have one.

‘It’s quite remarkable. It feels very much like a castle when you are in it. It is a very elaborate and idiosyncratic house. The master bedroom is incredible.

‘When I drove up and saw the working welcome gate and the 763lbs front door, I realized he wasn’t joking, and it really was a castle. It’s something you dreamed of as a child. ‘

He added that there’s a lot of interest from people hoping to use it as a quirky AirBnB or wedding venue, but that’s banned in the policing community, so he’s looking a resident commits to buy it.

Big enough for you? (Photo: Kennedy News / Nicholas Asplund)

As you might expect, the castle has received a lot of attention online, with one social media user commenting: ‘Not only has, but has.’

Another joked: ‘I can’t imagine the guilt if I bought this gorgeous place and then only had laundry, magazines and months of unpaid bills piled around. around. “

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