What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Squee Manor


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Looking like it’s straight out of a children’s book, Molly’s Lodge is set on approximately 0.61 acres of land near the village of Little Wolford, Warwickshire, on the northern border of the Cotswolds. Formerly the gatehouse for the adjacent Weston Park Estate, the modest 19th century home was sold off years ago to pay some of the estate’s debts, and it’s just come on the market again. I have not explored comps for the area, but the £550,000 price tag doesn’t seem too outrageous. Though the nearly-2-hour commute to London would be a bit onerous, if you worked from home or locally (or not at all), I think it would be a lovely place to live.

Molly’s Lodge was built in the 1830s by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, who was also responsible for restoring Lambeth Palace and extending Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria. Little house, big pedigree!

And don’t worry. Though this 1-bedroom castlet (Castling? Cassoulet?) is petite compared to its fully-grown contemporaries, it was built to be entirely self sufficient. The property features beautifully-manicured mature grounds including a kitchen garden with established fruits and vegetables and a small orchard, a private circular drive, and Molly’s Mews, a second building complete with 2-car garage, home office, and guest apartment with bedroom, private bath, sitting room, and kitchenette for when the in laws come to visit. Good luck getting them to go home again!

All photos property of Savills UK Estate Agents.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Squee Manor

  1. I’d live in the attic! All that light and space……what a beautiful little gem of a castle.

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  2. Oh my gawd, I’m enamored. Even the name is purrfect! ~~dru~~

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  3. Maybe it is time I go house hunting.

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  4. Utterly gorgeous. I can just imagine living there. The Cotswolds area is completely charming anyway but I’d be even more charmed if this was where I got to chill out every evening.

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  5. Red subway tile backsplash…swoon…

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  7. As a carpenter and builder by trade by trade, I can say this is absolutely beautiful, Lots of character, It’s elegance, it’s homey, classy, and I love the landscaping, and all on just one/sixth of an acre. Totally Awesome! Thanks for sharing this.

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