29 Apr 2019

Molly's Lodge the Smallest Castle in England

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It was originally up for sale, I think that it now off of the market.
Molly's Lodge, is a Grade II* Listed castle, it forms part of a 0.61 acre plot and it's located near the village of Long Compton, in Warwickshire, in England. It was designed by British Architect Edward Blore, in the 1830s and was originally built to be the gatehouse for the Weston Park Estate.  A long driveway takes you through the mature garden that encompasses a pond , a potager with soft fruits, vegetables and herbs, a vegetable patch and chicken run.  When the house was built, they made sure that it was self sufficient and that the people that lived there, would be able to live off of, their own produce.  Beautiful and compact home, with one bedroom living room kitchen, a bathroom and a wonderfully detailed iron spiral staircase.  The house was priced by Savills at £550,000 about $714,000.  There is another building that forms part of this package and the plot, it is Molly's Mews, a building with a double garage, office, and one bedroom apartment.

*A Grade II listed building is defined as a UK building or structure that is "of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it.  Buildings, bridges, monuments, windmills or parks and gardens, listed on the register are legally protected from being demolished, extended or significantly altered without special permission from the local planning authority.  (definition by Bidwells).

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Molly's Lodge.
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Master Bedroom.
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Kitchen.
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Living Room and Fireplace.
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Iron Spiral Staircase.
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Pond and Garden.
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Mature Garden.
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Molly's Lodge and Molly's Mews.
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Molly's Mews.
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Entrance to the Apartment.
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Master Bedroom.
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Living Room Kitchen and Bathroom.
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4 comments:

  1. The concept of a " small " or " tiny " castle seems to be something of a contradiction !

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    1. I know what you mean, we are not used to see these words associated with castles. That is one of the properties of this home that makes it so impressive.
      Thank you very much for your comment, I hope you have a wonderful day.
      DS

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  2. Wow, very cool. Such lovely design.

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