By Alex Matthews
No army or marriage is required to become Lord of this historic Irish medieval castle- just deep pockets.
History buffs have the rare opportunity to snap up a real medieval castle in picturesque Irish countryside at Cartron, Kilmaine in County Mayo.
Incredibly the £1,321,350 property with 13 acres is the only private castle in Ireland with en-suite facilities so scaling the spiral staircase in nothing but a towel has been banished to the history books.
A spokesperson for Period Property UK, said: “The castle is very well restored and is very comfortable.
“It is currently being run as a successful business and there is also a ceremony room type chapel next to the formal garden on site, which is approved for civil services.
“The entire perimeter is planted with mature trees:Ash,elm, birch,oak and pine which is an excellent source of firewood.”
Surrounded by 13 acres of rich walled pasture land, the castle comprises of five bedrooms across five floors, connected by a spiral staircase with handrail and rope.
All of the rooms have electric storage heaters and the two main reception rooms have large wood-burning stoves.
Across the beautiful 13 acres are a meadow garden with ornamental pond and fruit trees, a massive paddock, a spring and a medieval quarry site.
Visitors to the castle are immediately struck by the intimidating oak door to the lobby and with every step original features are to be seen unless hidden like the entrance to a secret room of the Irish medieval castle.