Medieval home put on the market with walls of 1,000-year-old castle on doorstep

A breathtaking home that backs onto the walls of a medieval castle built by William the Conqueror after his Battle of Hastings victory could be yours for £1.25million.

The Moat House sits on the sloped banks of Lincoln Castle and boasts an entrance hall, three reception rooms, a kitchen diner, utility room, pantry, bathroom and cellar on the ground floor alone.

Outside, the period home, which is thought to date back to 1870, boasts original medieval steps leading from its garden up to the back of the castle.

Electric wooden gates also surrounded the home, with space for three to four cars, brick and slate garaging with power and light and a further brick store.

The slice of 11 Century history is on the market with estate agents JH Walter for a whopping £1.25million.

According to JH Walter, the castle is incredibly rare in having two "mottes" – raised banks to protect against enemy invasion, a true sign of its heritage.

The only other example of a property with two "mottes" in England is another ancient build in Lewes, which is between Brighton and Eastbourne.

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

The area, including the castle, has undergone a £22m restoration, and residents and visitors alike can now uncover 1000 years of history through a medieval walk, tour of a victorian prison and the opportunity to have a glance at the original Magna Carta.

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On Rightmove, JH Walter describes the property as a "truly unique opportunity" to purchase a "fine period residence set within touching distance" of the Lincoln Castle walls.

It said the home extends to 3,110 ft2 and offers two separate floors, as well as the 0.32 of an acre that extends round the plot.

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JH Walter said: "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."

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