This California castle property is a one-of-a-kind home for sale on 6 acres. The unique property located in California, United States is a whimsical castellated residence that was built to resemble a castle, with some nice touches throughout. You'll enjoy the gargoyles and hidden secret rooms. There is also a cavern on the property for your spelunking enjoyment. The castle sits on 5 separate parcels which are being sold together making up a total of 6.33 acres.
This is a one-of-a-kind property, situated in a beautiful location just outside the little town of Mountain Ranch. County records show the home has 1 bedroom and 1 bath. There is a large room on the main floor that would make a great master bedroom and another small bedroom upstairs. There are a full bath and a 1/2 bath on the main floor and toilet upstairs. This property is being sold as-is. The seller will not make or pay for repairs. However, the seller may carry with acceptable terms. When it comes to castles you'll find each one is unique in style and design. There are however some popular features that you might find at a Medieval castle to include some or all of the following.
The Bailey. The bailey was the courtyard area around the keep that was protected by the curtain wall.
Battlements were the series of raised sections with gaps between them that ran along the top of a castle wall. Defenders could fire arrows from the gaps and hide behind the raised parts.
Curtain Wall. The curtain wall was a defensive wall that was built to protect the bailey of a castle. They were made of stone although you will find early motte and bailey castles used wooden palisade walls.
Crenellations. Rectangular blocks that alternated with openings across the top of a wall or tower. Soldiers could hide behind the blocks and shoot through the openings.
Drawbridge. A drawbridge was a type of bridge that linked the castle gatehouse to the opposite bank of the moat or the ditch. It could be raised or lowered by ropes or chains. When the castle was under attack, the drawbridge would be raised.
The Keep. The keep was a strong tower that was located at the center of a castle. The first keeps were made of wood and were part of motte and bailey castles. These were soon replaced with stone keeps. The first stone keeps were rectangular, but later keeps were often circular or based around irregular shapes.
Moat. A moat is a water-filled ditch that surrounds a castle. It was often the first obstacle that soldiers would have to overcome when attacking a castle.
Portcullis. A portcullis was a heavily spiked barrier typically made from metal or wood. When attackers were trying to get inside the castle, the portcullis would be lowered in front of or behind the castle doors to help protect them.
Arrowslit. An arrowslit or arrow loop. Also known as arrow loops or loopholes, arrowslits were small gaps in the castle walls from which archers would defend the castle and could shoot arrows at the enemy.
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