Live like a lord for just £75,000 – Grade I listed mansion up for auction
Property buyers have the chance to live like a LORD, in one of the country’s largest listed buildings, which is on the market for just £75,000.
A part of a huge Grade I Listed Georgian mansion called Patshull Hall, in Staffordshire has come up on the market.
The apartment, which covers four floors, has four rooms which could be used as en suite bedrooms and is set in the Hall’s stunning surrounding parkland.
But the £75,000 auction starting price reflects the fact the apartment is half finished and will take effort to create into a home fit for a Lord.
To reach the apartment, there is a long driveway through the manicured grounds, with a private courtyard and secure gated access.
There are a number of interconnecting rooms, together with an original oven, which requires complete modernisation.
Patshull Hall is considered one of the largest listed buildings in the country and the property dates back to 1730.
The stunning mansion was designed by architect James Gibbs for Sir John Astley and the house replaced an original moated 13th Century manor house in a medieval deer park.
The estate was acquired in 1765 by Sir George Pigot upon his retirement as Governor of Madras.
Pigot then had England’s finest landscape architect, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, to landscape a grand 340 acre park including a lake in the grounds.
The mansion has been used for various different purposes over the years, including a rehabilitation centre in the 1940s and an orthopaedic hospital.
The sprawling estate was broken up in 1990 and many of the acres were sold off to create Patshull Park hotel and golf course.
It has been used as a wedding venue until the company collapsed and now the property is being sold off for accommodation.
Ron Darlington, partner at auctioneers CP Bigwood, said: “The apartments have been there for some time but this one is not finished.
“The price of £75,000 reflects the fact it is an auction and the likely buyer will also have to spend money to make it liveable.
“It is a unique property and is a chance to live somewhere stunning.
“Somebody will probably buy this for themselves as opposed to be looking to sell it on.”