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It’s not Cinderella’s Castle, but this Florida fortress near Disney World could be yours

·2 min read

A beautiful library. A gargoyle to scare away unwanted visitors. And a medieval game room fit for a king.

It may not be Cinderella’s Castle, but this home in Kissimmee, Florida, can transport you into a medieval fairy tale with its mock drawbridges, stone interior walls and a great hall large enough to host a ball.

A winding driveway with a gated entrance guarded by a lion statue (Is that you, Aslan?) takes you to the nearly 8,000-square-foot structure. The castle, built in 1984, has five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

And it’s looking for a new ruler. The asking price: $1,050,000.

A castle in Kissimmee, Florida, is on sale.
A castle in Kissimmee, Florida, is on sale.

The castle has several sitting rooms, a theater with its own personal balcony, and a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, according to a Realtor.com listing. It even has a working wooden ladder, just like the one Belle uses in “Beauty and the Beast.”

The castle has a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
The castle has a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

Online pictures show a suit of armor lined up along its interior stone walls, a main bathroom with a stone tub (yes, there’s a shower, too) and a beautiful kitchen with an island counter we’re sure Tiana would approve of. No King Arthur round table in sight, though a little redecorating could fix that. There’s also a “workshop” room that’s ready to be converted into a royal man cave or she-shed so you can hide away from all your royal duties.

Online pictures show a suit of armor lined up along the castle’s interior stone walls.
Online pictures show a suit of armor lined up along the castle’s interior stone walls.

Dubbed “The Castle on Pleasant Hill,” even its address is fitting: 3130 Castle Cove Ct.

It’s also just a carriage ride away from “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Google Maps suggests it’s about 30 minutes to an hour from Walt Disney World, depending on traffic.

And hey, if you have to quarantine in 2021, why not do it like a king?

Clearly, someone couldn’t pass up the chance to live out their own personal fairy tale. The castle, which has been listed for 36 days, already has a pending offer. There’s still a chance you can snag it if the offer falls through.

If anyone knows a Fairy Godmother, now would be a good time to call them.

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