Molly Lodge is located, in appearance, despite its modest size, which meets all the canons of building castles, in the ceremonial county of Warwickshire, not far from the village of Long Compton. This smallest British castle was built in 1834 by Edward Blore. This architect is known for the fact that after 16 years he was engaged in the construction of a house for the Archbishop of Canterbury and rebuilt Buckingham Palace, which then lived the family of Queen Victoria herself..
Molly Lodge was originally just a gatehouse set up at the entrance to the much larger Weston Park estate. Despite this, it looks like a real castle, just a miniature, as it were, a reduced version.
The total area of the site, which is occupied by the Molly Lodge castle and its entire economy – 25 acres.
The area around the castle is very well maintained, with pergolas, an artificial pond, paths, recreation areas among the greenery.
Inside, Molly Lodge looks like a typical English residential home with one bedroom, a dining room centered on a cast iron Victorian fireplace, a living room, an openwork wrought iron spiral staircase and a bathroom.
In addition to the smallest castle on the site, there is a guest house, built later, with a simpler interior and a garage for two cars.
Last year, Molly Lodge was put up for sale with a starting price of 550 thousand pounds (about 740 thousand US dollars). This is quite comparable to the average cost of an apartment of about the same area in London.