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You could buy the UK's smallest castle for the same price as a London flat

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It’s no secret that getting a foot on the property ladder in London can be – shall we say – difficult to achieve.

With prices continuing to soar in the capital, and a literal slice of a house selling for well over half a million pounds, having a place to call one’s own is starting to feel like an unachievable dream.

And sometimes, when we see what our hard-earned cash can buy us in other parts of the country, it can also seem like a bit of a pointless one, too.

Take, for example, the UK’s smallest – but still magnificent – castle, nestled in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds and on sale for roughly the same price as a one-bed flat in Zone 2.

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Standing proud on its own plot of land spanning over half an acre, the Grade II listed building could be yours for £550,0000.


Read more: How to get on to the property ladder


And, while it may be dinky, it certainly has a lot going on.

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The one-bedroom property boasts a bathroom, living room, dining room, fancy spiral staircase and original Victorian fireplace:

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It even has its own self-contained guest cottage on site, perfect for hosting visitors:

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Makes that tiny one-bed flat look pretty unappealing, eh?

Images: Rightmove

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