A Magnificent Mammoth Mansion

Grade I listed Jacobean prodigy house in Hampshire for sale for £10 million; it allegedly is haunted by 14 ghosts and comes with planning permission to create a mammoth 57,000 square foot single residential home


In April 2017, The Steeple Times featured the sale of a vast New Jersey mansion named Darlington. Offered for the sum of £37 million, that property remains for sale but now the English  Jacobean prodigy house on which it was modelled has also been placed on the market.


Bramshill House, Bramshill, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8ND, United Kingdom is for sale for £10 million
Darlington in New Jersey, USA was designed to look just like Bramshill
Bramshill was used as a police college from the 1950s until 2013 (the entrance pictured here is no longer included with the ownership of the main house)


Used as a police college from the 1950s until 2013, Bramshill House, near Hook has permission to be returned to a single family residence with a colossal total size of 56,974 square feet. Described as “one of England’s great stately homes,” the proposed accommodation that could be created – after a supposed additional expenditure of £10 million on refurbishments on top of the £10 million asking price – would include 10 reception rooms and 10 bedrooms. Additionally, there would be a 126-foot long gallery, a cinema, gym, a wine cellar, a disco and even a chapel.


Bramshill was built in the early 17th century by Baron Edward la Zouche (1556 – 1625), famed for his lone vote against the condemnation of Mary Queen of Scots, and is described as being of the Italian Renaissance style. It was later occupied by the 2nd Baron Brocket and the exiled King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania before being acquired by the British government in 1953.


Sold in 2014 to property developers City & Country in 2014, the estate – then totaling some 262 acres – was sub-divided and now Knight Frank are the agents for the mansion and 92 acres of Grade I registered parkland.


Bramshill – The Numbers


August 2018 – For sale for £10 million ($13 million, €11.2 million or درهم47.6 million) with 92 acres of land.


August 2014 – Sold to City & Country for £20 million ($25.9 million, €22.3 million or درهم95.2 million) with 262 acres of land.


July 2013 – Marketed on behalf of the Home Department for £25 million ($32.4 million, €27.9 million or درهم119 million) with 262 acres of land.


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  • The adjoining housing development will be considered a security risk I'd say to anyone capable of spending £20 million on this house. It is a beautiful building but just like the American version, who'd want plebs at the bottom of the garden?

  • What a dump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wrecking ball urgently required!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So ugly and old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full of rats and damp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • It could be turned into a hotel surely. That way many more would get to enjoy its beauty.

  • English Heritage and the National Trust should step in. This house should be saved for the nation --- and they could do ghost tours.

  • It is a great pity that so much of the original land has been separated. It will greatly detract from the value.

  • Sir Benjamin Slade should buy it and fill it with his “breeder” women. I can’t think of anyone else who’d need 57,000 square Feet!

  • Did Lord Brocket bury any cars in the garden? If so, it is worth buying as any Ferraris that are found could be worth more than the asking price.

  • Imagine the cost of fixing the roof and the heating bill and then run.... Run for the hills.

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