An English couple have given their ordinary three-bad house a fairytale-like makeover.

Fairytale-like home

Fairytale-like home

Martin and Jayne Townley have added battlements and archways to their abode in an effort to give it a distinctive feel, which was further exaggerated by having banners and flags flying from the guttering and a giant shield on the outside.

Jayne, a professional magician, said, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''We've tried to make it as authentic as possible.

''Rather than just having medieval-style ornaments and pictures on the wall, we've painted whole rooms so they actually feel medieval.

''I have so many ideas in my head, I never know what's going to pop out next.''