Englandís Smallest Castle Is For Sale And It Costs No More Than A Mid-Sized Flat In London
You will want to take a look inside this beautiful castle in England that is for sale. This is the chance to live in a fairytale, with Britainís smallest castle up for grabs, and it the castle no more than a mid-sized flat in London, England. The castle property is Mollyís Lodge, a Grade II listed castle that sits on a 0.61-acre plot of land. The castle is near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire. The castle was originally used as a gatehouse for the Weston Park Estate. Mollyís Lodge was designed and built by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, in the 1830s. This architect was in charge of restoring Lambeth Palace and also for extending Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria. Inside the castle it is a fully functioning home, that is beautifully done. Inside there is one bedroom, a bathroom, a living room, an iron spiral staircase and a dining room with mullion windows and cast iron Victorian fireplace. For those who are seriously interested, the castle costs $690,000. The tiny castle, thought to be the UKís smallest, has a pyramidal slate roof and beautiful limestone towers. The castle also boasts two reception rooms, a self-contained annex, and extensive gardens, which include a small orchard.
The castle home is located near two mainline railway stations that have direct services to London. Moreton-in-Mash train station gets you to London Paddington in one hour and 45 minutes, while the Banbury station is just one hour away from London Marylebone. Mollyís Lodge is a unique Grade II listed home, and there isnít much else like it in the area. The Cotswolds has a variety of architectural styles with everything from thatched cottages through to grand manor houses and rectories. This tiny castle, however, has something completely different. Among the propertyís many castle-like features are the polygonal corner turrets, an embattled parapet and stone mullion windows. Some of the interior features include a brick inglenook fireplace that is equipped with a wood-burning stove located in the sitting room and a beautiful wrought iron spiral staircase in the entrance hall.
Edward Blore is most known for his completion of John Nash's design of Buckingham Palace, following John Nash's dismissal. Blore completed the palace in a style that was similar to but plainer than that intended by John Nash. In 1847, Blore returned to Buckingham Palace and designed the great facade that faced The Mall which then enclosed the central quadrangle. Blore also worked on St. James' Palace in London, and a number of other architectural designs in both England and Scotland. One of the designs Blore worked on included restoring Salisbury Tower at Windsor Castle.
The Cotswolds is an area in south central England that contains the Cotswold Hills. Cotswold Hills is a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames River to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Evesham Vale and the Severn Valley. Cotswold is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone that creates a sort of grassland habitat that is rare in the United Kingdom, and that is quarried for the golden colored Cotswold stone. This area contains unique features that are derived from the use of this mineral. And the predominantly rural landscape contains all sorts of stone-built villages, stately old homes, historical towns, and beautiful gardens. This is just one of the trending news stories you will find on the Bored Panda site. On the site, you will also find art, photography, new entertainment news, trending videos, trending news, new ideas, digital art, architecture and so much more. **
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