Britain's most unusual homes: historic West Yorkshire castle lodge for sale - for less than the price of a studio flat in London

Seventeen miles from Manchester, this historic three-bedroom home was originally built as a gatekeeper's lodge for West Yorkshire's Dobroyd Castle... 

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An early 19th-century castle lodge set in the heart of the Pennines has hit the market for less than the price of a tiny studio flat in London.

Historic Dobroyd Castle is set on the Todmorden Moors, about 17 miles from the centre of Manchester. The castle itself has 66 rooms and an imposing four-storey tower, and has been used over the years as a private home, a school and a Buddhist retreat centre.

At the gates of the imposing castle's 17-acre grounds sits a charming Grade II-listed lodge, originally built as quarters for the gatekeeper of the estate.

Now, the lodge has been listed for sale for £295,000 and has three bedrooms set across two floors, living room with a cast-iron stove and marble hearth and a separate kitchen.

Double entrance gates lead to a private, walled patio garden and sweeping views on to Stoodley Pike. 

Todmorden station is half a mile away, with direct trains to Manchester and Leeds.

Dobroyd Castle Lodge is for sale through Hunters.

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