Inside the two-bed cottage hiding a jaw-dropping interior fit for royalty

Hidden beneath the unassuming exterior of a small cottage is an outlandish castle-inspired dwelling fit for royalty.

Tucked away in the sleepy Cheshire town of Cranford, the Grade II listed cottage is filled full of delights in the style of Belvoir castle.

Much like the striking Leicestershire landmark, the opulent property is decked out with the plush velvets and ornate wooden framed furniture.

On top of reclaimed oak flooring lie huge heavily piled carpets in creams and dark plums.

Hand painted fixtures and intricately stitched curtains cover the walls and windows.

A portrait of a cherub-like figure dances in a sky rendered on the ceiling of the cottage's second bedroom.

Rightmove property expert Miles Shipside, who helped sell the cottage for £345,000, said: “It’s very rare that I’m lost for words, but this cottage is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s undoubtedly unique and certainly an acquired taste.

“But whether you’re an admirer of the décor or not, the property is still full of charm and character."

Other key features include a wood burning stove, a butler style sink and room for a washing machine.

A touch of modern day luxury comes in the form of a jacuzzi and underfloor heating in the bathroom.

While not quite in keeping with the theme, the garden continues the extravagant feel with a Mediterranean finish, showcasing red mosaic tiles on the floor, white washed walls and a hand painted muriel.

Estate agent Chris George said: “The property is a throwback to a bygone era, including bespoke, hand-painted wall coverings, custom-designed kitchen and bathroom suites, reclaimed oak flooring and French polished doors.

“On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, each with their own exquisite décor, and it has to be said that this cottage really is one of a kind.”

With the owners unable or unwilling to install a moat, security comes in the form of a CCTV cameras at the front and back of the property.

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