Inside fairytale home next to medieval castle that could be yours for £1.25m

A fairytale home with the walls of a medieval castle at the end of its garden and ancient steps leading up to the battlements could be yours for a cool £1.25 million.

The Moat House sits by the sloped banks of Lincoln Castle, built in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror after his victory at the Battle of Hastings.

The property itself boasts an entrance hall, three reception rooms, a kitchen diner, utility room, pantry, bathroom and cellar on the ground floor alone.

But its most breathtaking feature are the original medieval steps leading up to the castle battlement frozen in time at the back of its garden.

The inside of the home has been modernised with a landing, three double bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room and dressing room to master.

Electric wooden gates lead to a gravelled driveway with parking for three to four cars, brick and slate garaging with power and light and a further brick store.

The period home, on the market with estate agents JH Walter, is thought to date back to 1870 and could be yours for £1.25 million.

The second floor has two further double bedrooms and a landing which is currently used as a workspace.

Yards away from the fortress of the Norman castle, the uniquely positioned property is a slice of history dating back to 11 Century.

In 1068, William the Conqueror decided to construct a castle in the steep countryside area because of its ideal strategic position.

The castle is incredibly rare in having two “mottes” – raised banks to protect against enemy invasion – the only other surviving example of such a design being at Lewes.

It was also the site of the famous First Battle of Lincoln on in 1141, during the struggle between King Stephen and Empress Matilda over who should be monarch in England.

The Moat House is nestled in the desirable Cathedral Quarter which boasts a variety of restaurants, cafés, butchers, bakery, grocer and various boutique shop.

The description of the property on Rightmove reads: “A truly unique opportunity to purchase a fine period residence set within touching distance of the Lincoln Castle walls.

“The Moat House is thought to date back to around 1870 and offers unique views of both the Castle and Cathedral from its grounds.

“The substantial accommodation extends to 3,110 ft2 and briefly comprises entrance hall, three reception rooms, kitchen/diner, utility room, pantry, shower room and cellar to the ground floor.

“The first floor offers a spacious landing, three double bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room and dressing room to master.

“The second floor offers two further double bedrooms and spacious landing which is currently used a work space.

“The property nestles in a private walled plot extending to around 0.32 of an acre including the sloped bank.

“Electric wooden gates lead to a gravelled driveway with parking for three or four cars, brick and slate garaging with power and light and a further brick store.

“The side elevation is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees/planting, raised patio and pond.

“The rear elevation is a steep sloping garden with steps leading right up to the castle walls where you will be greeted with breathtaking views of the Castle, Cathedral and City.”

“The property is situated in the desirable Catherdral Quarter which boasts a variety of restaurants, cafés, butchers, bakery, grocer and various boutique shops.

“Excellent state and private sector schools, (both primary and secondary) can be found within walking distance, along with the Lincoln University, Bishop Grostesste University.

“The City of Lincoln is also a few minutes’ walk down the hill and is a thriving City Centre that is developing more each year.”