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Castle for sale in the middle of horse country

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Charles Martin Charles Martin

VERSAILLES, KY (WAVE) - It's a home fit for a king or queen and it's back on the market!

You probably have driven by it, a castle in the middle of horse country. Now, your royal childhood dreams could come true – if you're willing to pay the price.

"Thirty million dollars is the price tag, and he's firm on the price," said Charles Martin of Equine Realty. He's the exclusive broker trying to sell the property. 

[SLIDESHOW: Inside the gates of Kentucky's castle]

So what does $30 million get you? A total of 12,000 square feet of pure opulence and everything inside of it, from the china to the artwork.

The castle was purchased in 2003 by Tom Post, a Miami attorney. Only a few months after the sale a fire damaged portions of the palace.

Reconstruction began and included 16 bedrooms, a music room, library and man cave, but that's not all the home has to offer. An elevator ride to the third floor revealed a perfect spot for entertaining.

"This is the roof garden and we have big events here and we have a bar on one corner there," Martin said.

The roof also features turrets on every corner and a view of the private tennis court.

We just had to check out the apartments inside providing unforgettable experiences, especially for one newlywed couple who locked themselves out of the tower.

"The young fellow had to scale down the wall in his underwear and knock on the door of the castle. It was the middle of winter," Martin recalled with a chuckle. 

In addition to newlyweds the castle has hosted stars like William Shatner and Faith Hill.

"Saudi princess rent the place for two weeks. We had Rolex here for the world equestrian games."

So why sell?

Martin says the market for high ticket real estate is hot with interest pouring in from Chinese and Russian millionaires.

"Everyday is a fishing day, but not everyday is a catching day. That's why I have it listed to catch the big fish," Martin said.

So if touring the castle or staying here overnight is on your bucket list you may want to do that soon. There's no guarantee the castle will be open to the public once it's sold.

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