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The castle's designer has worked on Buckingham Palace.

April 04, 2017

Not all castles need to be flanked with grand turrets and medieval archer's windows, though both of those things do have a large hand in the charm of these buildings that time forgot.

If you want to own your own castle, you may need to scale down your expectations — after all, the best things come in small packages — and that holds true when it comes to this adorable castle that just hit the market in the U.K.

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Named Molly's Lodge, this Grade II castle can be found on less than an acre of land near Long Compton village in Warwickshire, according to Cosmopolitan. The person who designed this castle-for-one was the same architect behind a Buckingham Palace extension, as well as a restoration of Lambeth Place (hats off to you, Edward Blore, for creating our dream home).

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While the outside is a picture of aged castle charm, the interior is modern. This one-bedroom home has what you'd expect from any other home built in the last 50 years, with a cast-iron Victorian fireplace and a stunning spiral staircase.

The home is surrounded by gardens, a chicken run, a small pond, lawns, and a vegetable patch. In short, just enough to take you completely off-the-map to live out your royal castle dreams.

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The property — which dates back to 1834 — also houses a smaller building called Molly's Mews, containing a one-bedroom apartment with an office and a double garage. 

The home, which is listed on Savills Banbury for just over $684,000, is located near a few larger cities and villages (Chipping Norther, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stratford, and Banbury) in case you're looking for a bit of civilization. You can read more about the castle on the home listing.

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