It’s like something out of a fairytale.
Imagine it now. You wake up, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, Egyptian cotton is draped over your body following a blissful sleep in your extravagant bed. You step out onto your private, Mediterranean-style terrace with a brew in hand, taking in the surrounding Cheshire countryside. Heaven, huh? Turns out all of those things are actually possible, too, if you have just shy of a million to hand – at least.
Up for sale on Right Move, this mini castle is up for grabs for just £925,000, a pretty reasonable price to basically live out your childhood dreams in an actual castle-like structure. The grade II listed home – which looks like it belongs in some kind of Italian fairytale – is located in lovely Knutsford and surrounded by other, equally beautiful properties, with walls of green edging the quiet road.
Dating back to 1905, the building was designed by Richard Harding-Watt – a well-known designer celebrated for his work in Knutsford – and features some seriously impressive outdoor spaces (spaces that would have been an absolute God-send during the past three lockdowns). Spanning over three floors, dwellers of the grand property can enjoy a courtyard garden, a balcony that embodies Shakespeare’s fair Verona, a patio area complete with seating and a beautiful rooftop terrace with views of the treetops across Knutsford.
It’s not just the outdoor spaces that’ll have you feeling like royalty, with the Italian decadence running throughout the entire property – interiors and all. We’re talking elegant touches such as gold-trimmed decorations, Grecian busts and Neoclassical-inspired furniture, as well as a luxury, Mediterranian-inspired colour scheme running throughout.
Inside, you’ll find two bedrooms – a guest room on the lower ground floor with access to the courtyard, and a master bedroom that boasts a bathroom suite and an entire floor to itself. Elsewhere, there’s a gorgeous marble kitchen complete with a Danish log burner, a small dining area, a sitting room with french doors, and a sociable conservatory that leads out onto the courtyard garden. The tower, however, is where you’ll find us – with space enough to work in privacy on your laptop while lapping up the views of Cheshire. There, you’ll find the rooftop terrace, which is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining.
The property went on the market just last month, and its current owners have enjoyed its opulence for over 40 years. To lust over what could have been your life if you miraculously won the lottery, check out the listing here.
[Featured image: Savills]