‘UK’s Smallest Castle’ is a Charming 1-Bedroom Manor That’s Now for Sale

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If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a castle, now’s your chance. A humble palace known as Molly’s Lodge is currently for sale near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire, England. It’s not every day that there’s a castle for sale, and with this one, you won’t need a dozen servants or a groundskeeper to tend to your moat. Molly’s Lodge is more like a house that just happens to be built like a castle.

The regal structure was designed and constructed in the 1830s by Edward Blore, a famous British architect. Originally, it was a gatehouse for the opulent (and much larger) Weston Park Estate mansion that sits on the northern edge of the Cotswolds. Now, Molly's Lodge is used as a separate one bedroom, one bathroom home complete with a spiral staircase and living room that boasts a cast iron Victorian fireplace.

Despite its nearly 800 square feet of interior space, Molly’s Lodge has an expansive outdoors. A long gravel driveway leads you to the house, and its property features a garden, ornamental pond, as well as a “kitchen garden” that grows fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Priced at about $690,000 USD, Molly’s Lodge also includes a building called Molly’s Mews. This extra space features a double garage, office, and a one bedroom apartment. It’s perfect for someone who wants a work space away from their bedroom, as well as a comfortable place for when visitors come to stay.

Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? Now you can, in Molly's Lodge.

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The one-bedroom home is a castle for sale.

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Outside of the humble digs, there's an expansive garden and ornamental pond.

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For additional space, Molly's Lodge includes Molly's Mews—a home that has an office space, one bedroom apartment, and two-car garage.

regal castle architectureMolly's Lodge: Savills
h/t: [Cosmopolitan]

All images via Savills.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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