20,000 square foot mansion and seven acres for sale in Gloucestershire for £500K 20,000 square foot mansion and seven acres for sale in Gloucestershire for £500K
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    Default 20,000 square foot mansion and seven acres for sale in Gloucestershire for £500K

    Crikey, if I had the money spare I'd certainly bid for it (although £500K is only the reserve price).

    2018-03-07 Twenty-bedroom country mansion where Charles De Gaulle trained Free French soldiers ahead of D-Day landings is set to sell for £500,000

    Probably needs a fair bit of work, but I'd just leave all that, unless water was literally pouring through the roof.

    Even if the main house was practically uninhabitable (which doesn't look the case) there's loads one could do with all those outbuildings.

    You could forget getting a mortgage though, because houses with annexes or adjoined dwellings are practically unmortgageable
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Crikey, if I had the money spare I'd certainly bid for it (although £500K is only the reserve price).

    2018-03-07 Twenty-bedroom country mansion where Charles De Gaulle trained Free French soldiers ahead of D-Day landings is set to sell for £500,000

    Probably needs a fair bit of work, but I'd just leave all that, unless water was literally pouring through the roof.

    Even if the main house was practically uninhabitable (which doesn't look the case) there's loads one could do with all those outbuildings.

    You could forget getting a mortgage though, because houses with annexes or adjoined dwellings are practically unmortgageable
    You might want to reconsider that appraisal.

    https://historicengland.org.uk/advic...st-entry/46931

    Mid C16 country house with late C17 and early C19 alterations. The building is largely unoccupied and has been neglected for many years with significant areas open to the elements. Urgent works are required in order to prevent further deterioration.
    Rough translation, it's falling apart.
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    Ribbesford House in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Rough translation, it's falling apart.
    ... and it's Grade 2 listed, so doing anything to it is going to be difficult/expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    You might want to reconsider that appraisal.

    https://historicengland.org.uk/advic...st-entry/46931

    Rough translation, it's falling apart.
    Hmm, sounds like the ideal buyer would be someone who was a handy carpenter

    Set up a workshop in one of the outbuildings, and start churning out a shed load of window frames and windows

    or someone like this guy, Dick Strawbridge :

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    Next year's news, oops it caught fire during refurbishment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Next year's news, oops it caught fire during refurbishment
    Very true, and shortly followed by a planning application for a housing estate
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    Too much aggro owning a pile like that. Spend my whole life worrying about it or working on it - no chance.
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    I remember a programme on the BBC about a group who clubbed together and bought a stately home in Scotland. It was rather painful watching them spend all day in a corner of one of the hundreds of huge rooms fixing holes and replastering, and then all huddling around a gas fire in the kitchen, after several months hard work and no visible progress it became clear that their project had turned into a nightmare. Do you spend all day trying to renovate one of the pillars in the court yard or weed a small corner of the 15 hectare garden.

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    That'll be bought as a wedding venue, done up and then charge 10k per wedding.
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