Restored Grade II* listed Georgian mansion in Cumbria for sale for just £190 per square foot (a one bedroom flat for the same asking price in Mayfair is offered at £2,100 per square foot)
In London, £1.4 million ($2 million or €1.8 million) will buy you a somewhat compact one bedroom, fourth floor flat in Hay Hill, W1 but just 15 minutes south of the Lake District at Beetham in Cumbria for the same amount you could purchase a vast Grade II* listed country house.
Standing in 8.3 acres of land and 4.4 acres of woodland, 7,376 square foot Ashton House is priced at the equivalent of just £190 per square foot ($269 per square foot or €245 per square foot) compared to the £2,100 per square foot ($3,000 per square foot or €2,700 per square foot) sought for the previously mentioned 667 square foot Mayfair apartment. It has 5 reception rooms, 8 bedrooms and comes with a tennis court, outbuilding and double garage.
Built originally in 1678 but mainly dating to the 18th century, Ashton House has most recently been owned by Gordon Fairclough, the Chancellor of the Cumbria Commandery of the Order of St Lazarus, according to Wikipedia and has also been used as a wedding venue.
Ashton House is for sale through the Clitheroe office of estate agents Savills.
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