This Tiny Castle In England Is The Hybrid Of All Your Housing Dreams

This Tiny Castle In England Is The Hybrid Of All Your Housing Dreams

Do you have fantasies about being the King of your own personal castle, but also living in an itty bitty house? The internet has done weird things to us. The Internet has also gifted us with this incredibly detailed hybrid of all your housing Pinterest posts in one. Behold Molly’s Lodge, a one bedroom castle in the Cotswolds on the southern tip of Warwickshire, otherwise known the intersection of my hopes and dreams: 

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This wee kingdom isn’t just some knock-off, either. It was designed by architect Edward Blore, in the 1830s, according toCountry Living. Blore worked on lots of famous projects including an extension on Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria, so he knew what he was doing. Since Blore’s time there’s been some remodeling in the interior, so things are fairly modern:

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You can have this perfect picture for only £550,000. Hat not included. This seems entirely reasonable when you see the rest of the estate. Why, yes, of course every castle comes with land, squire. In my humble opinion, the gardens really elevate the whole property from cosplay to royal living:

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Lily pads! Rose arbors! Old stone seats that look weirdly like mushrooms! This pace truly has it all, even miniature crenelations to stand on, while looking broodingly into the distance. And if you plan on sharing your little fiefdom, they have a guest house which has been outfitted beautifully as well—though frankly, it obviously used to be where horses pooped:

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Live the dream if you can afford it, but know that many have fallen in love with your homestead and are likely planning to lay siege. Where’s the boiling oil shoot on this thing?

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Corona Beer Founder Makes Everyone In His Tiny Home Village A Millionaire

Back in August, Antonino Fernández, the founder of the Corona beer empire, died at the age of 98. And in news that has just recently emerged, he left a little surprise for the residents of a poor town in which he grew up. 

Cerezales del Condado is a small town of 80 people in Spain. When Fernández was growing up as one of 13 children, his family battled poverty. Like many children in the area, he had to drop out of school at 14 so he could help his family by working in the fields. 

But this week, the town had jubilant celebrations after it emerged that Fernández had left every single person in the town 2.35 million euros ($ 2.5 million) in his will. That’s a total of  $ 210 million if you’re counting.

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Maximino Sanchez, who owns a bar in the village, told the Diario de León newspaper: “We never had any pesete (money) before. I don’t know, what we would have done without Antonino.”

Following the devastating Spanish Civil War, Fernández moved to the town of Leon in northern Spain, where he married his wife Cinia González Díez.

Fernández moved to Mexico in 1949, at age 32, to work in the warehouse of his wife’s uncle. He worked his way up through the ranks, becoming CEO in 1971, and eventually using that position to found Corona, one of the biggest beer companies in the world.

This move is no surprise to those who knew Fernández, the billionaire was honored by the former King of Spain for charitable deeds. His most notable was the establishment of a service that helped disabled people look for work. 

The village is also getting a brand new cultural center, paid for out of his inheritance and a local non-profit foundation with 300 employees is getting an undisclosed amount of money. 

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