A 22-bedroom restored castle in Appleby, once owned by the Kings of England and Scotland, was in the top five most viewed RightMove properties last month.

Appleby Castle, located in the Eden Valley, ranked number four in February out of some of the most stunning homes available on the property market. 

At the top of the list was Amanda Holden and Alan Carr's Tuskin Valley in Italy closely followed by a jaw-dropping estate on the Isle of Man.

Moated Country House Stanfield Hall in Norfolk came in third place.
The Westmorland Gazette: Banquet Hall in Appleby CastleThe listing describes the home as 'a unique relic from medieval England' and is for sale at £9,500,000.

The castle is perched in the upper reaches of Boroughgate among 25 acres of picturesque enclosed parkland.

Deemed as one of the UK's most historic castles, the Grade I-listed building features sandstone walls beneath a pitched slate and lead roof.

The Westmorland Gazette: The motte-and-bailey castle also has a moatThe 12th-century motte and bailey castle also boasts a Norman keep, a 13th-century round tower, three cottages, offices, a tennis court and fishing rights on the River Eden.

In total, the grand home has 22 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms along with a 15th-century dining room with soaring ceilings.

It also houses two great halls; one from the 12th century and one from the 15th century. 

The Westmorland Gazette: Historic four-poster bed in one of the bedroomsIn among the period features are also plenty of modern amenities, including a gym, a hot tub and sauna room, a games room as well as plenty of store rooms.

Outside are three external cottages, which form part of the walls of the inner bailey.

Two of which are two-bedroom and all three which feature open-plan living spaces, adding extra accommodation.

To take a look inside the castle that is currently serving as paid accommodation, please visit contact Sotheby's on 020 3835 2136 or visit the RightMove listing.