Take a look inside this magnificent fairy-tale castle on the market in Yorkshire
This magnificent fairy-tale castle set within its own enchanted wood has hit the open market for the first time in more than 100 years.
The stunning Knox Hall, a Grade II property in leafy Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is a stunning four bedroom property dating back almost two centuries.
It boasts majestic cylindrical wings at either side and large, beautifully-crafted arch windows offering far reaching postcard views of the Yorkshire Dales.
The handsome residence, which has been put on the market for £875,000, is also set in four acres of enchanting woodland at the back of the plot.
Knox Hall was built in about 1850 in the 'cottage orné’ architectural style, which means 'decorated cottage'.
Homes of this ilk were built to make a good first impression and were usually elevated to provide a clear view of the building against a wooded backdrop.
Knox Hall is understood to have been built by the owner of a nearby mill, which was built about 100 years earlier.
The property was privately purchased by its current owners, who are in their 70s, in the mid-1990s and has been offered up for sale in order for them to downsize.
It's been brought to the market by Harrogate estate agent Beadnall Copley.
A spokesman said: "This home reminiscent to that of a fairy tale has to be one of the region's most iconic and renowned homes.
"It enjoys a proud trophy-like position whilst still boasting a secluded and private setting complete with approximately four acre enchanted wood.
"It has been lovingly restored and enlarged and now not only boasts beautiful architecture, reminiscent of that of fairy-tale princess’s castle, but spacious, well planned accommodation."
The property has been restored and enlarged under the guidance of Listed Buildings Control, due to its listed status.
It comprises a grand entrance hall leading to a sun room that opens up on to a raised terrace with views of the Nidderdale Valley.
The ground floor is centred around a grand 22ft drawing room with a feature wall on one side.
There is also a formal dining room, kitchen, utility room, study and a cloakroom.
On the first floor are four bedrooms including a master suite with an en-suite and a dressing room.
Knox Hall's four acre gardens comprise raised beds, terrace seating areas and a pond.