When we hear the word ‘castle’, we expect to see a gigantic property with rich gardens and more than a dozen bedrooms. Molly’s Lodge is a Grade II listed castle that differs from the usual type of castles. The property sits on a 0.61-acre land at the edge of the Cotsworlds close to the borders of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. It was first built in the 1830s and despite its age, it is fully functioning and has been refurnished in order to stay close to modern living.
The castle has two reception rooms, a garage, a secure home office, ample driveway parking, one bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen.
The castle was designed by Edward Blore in 1984, who is most famously known for designing the Buckingham Palace.
The property features squared and shaped coursed limestone, polygonal corner turrets, embattled parapet, a pyramidal slate roof with carved finial and stone mullion windows.
Anyone can approach the property through a gated gravel driveway and enter the castle after walking a paved pathway.
The bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers and large wardrobes.
The property has many flower areas, as well as an ornamental pond and various formal lawns.
There also is a guest apartment with one bedroom and a kitchen and living area.
The castle also offers raised vegetable patches, a chicken run with shed, a green house and a potager garden planted with soft fruits, vegetables and herbs. It sounds like the perfect place to get lost in.