First impressions may mislead when viewing this pretty 18th-century house for the first time – it is probably one of the smallest chateaux in the world, offering bijou accommodation for two on the edge of Gate Burton park,
positioned with views of the River Trent. It was built as a weekend retreat by young Yorkshire architect John Platt in 1747 when he was still a teenager. His budding talent demonstrated here is a good indicator of the successful lifelong career he would go on to have. The building eventually fell out of use and needed alteration and repair, and in the care of Landmark Trust offers cosy and elegantly furnished interiors, with just enough space to cohabit for a short stay!
Gate Burton, Lincolnshire