A castle of your very own for just over half a million quid? Like anything that seems to good to be true, there is a compromise to be made…and in this very quaint case, it’s a matter of size.

Recently up for grabs in the UK is Molly’s Lodge, the smallest castle in England. The Grade II listed property is just out of Long Compton in Warwickshire and was originally the gatehouse for (the much larger) Weston Park Estate. It was built in 1834 by Edward Blore, whose claim to fame was extending Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria back in the day.

The property has one bedroom and bathroom, a living room, dining room and original cast iron fireplace. The home was created to be completely self-sustainable though and on the 0.61 acre plot you will also find a veggie patch, plenty of fruit trees and a chicken run (as well as some beautiful formal gardens).

The ¬£550,000 price tag also includes Molly’s Mews – a one bedroom apartment, office and double garage also located on the block…which is lovely, but not a patch on that charming castle!

Don’t you think this would make the most perfect writer’s retreat?

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