Three-bed house transformed into medieval haven – but not everyone will like it
If you want to get into this home you will need to get past its medieval defences.
A 4ft deep moat surrounds the back garden and there is a drawbridge for people to walk over.
The owners let their imaginations run wild as they committed to transforming this property, believed to have been built in the 1980s, into a medieval castle.
It's a bit of a mash-up, with Tudor themes blending with the Middle-Ages.
The home, in the county town Ruthin in Denbighshire, north Wales, is called Agincourt after the famous 1415 battle during the Hundred Years War between England and France.
WalesOnline reports it's likely that the original house already had the vertical mock Tudor beams on the upper sections of the facade of the home.
This may have inspired the owners to dive into a design world of medieval-meets-Tudor.
The front of the property has been decorated with beams reminiscent of a Tudor country mansion and gives a strong hint to the unique interiors.
The hallway is a homage to a medieval castle, with the mock ceiling beams spreading to distinctive wall beam diamond designs.
It appears that the plaster has been given a rough 'stone' effect reminiscent of ancient castle walls.
The front door also has the mottled, textured effect and is decorated with 'old world' huge metal hinges and bars over the stained glass window to echo a defensive outer door from the historic era.
The arch shape of the door is authentic and illustrates the home owners' attention to detail in creating the interiors that they loved.
The lounge, or the Great Hall as it would have been called in a Tudor mansion or medieval castle, features a fireplace flanked by candle sconces at one end and at the other a large bar called Graceland.
The ceiling beams and decorative wall beams continue from the hall into this room and are joined by leaded windows.
Typical medieval interior design dictated that rich and warm colours should adorn a home to add warmth and texture, as the lack of central heating within an exposed stone construction would have made a building feel cold and uninviting many centuries ago.
This home has a modern central heating system but that hasn't stopped the strong colours making an appearance in some rooms.
Yellow in the hall and up the stairs and red in the lounge both make an impact but in the remaining ground floor rooms the colours are toned down and give way to tartan wallpaper and wood panelling.
The ceiling beams and feature fireplace are still dominant features in the study and the dining room but introducing wood panelling gives these spaces their cosy and more formal atmosphere.
The master bedroom has a four poster bed, bright red walls, wood wall panels, bare wood flooring, ceiling beams and rough plasterwork.
A shield on the wall is a finishing touch to the medieval theme.
The house is on sale and while there are three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms in total on the first floor, there is potential to rework the space and move a few internal stud walls to create a fourth bedroom.
Outside there's a shed and an outbuilding at the bottom of the garden that has two rooms including a workshop and which both have lights and power installed.
According to the estate agent selling the house, the property is well-known locally, being a prominent feature for many years on this normal suburban road.
- The house is for sale for offers in the region of £210,000 with Cavendish Residential. They can be reached on 01824 703030
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