Reader of ‘The Steeple Times’ shares news that ‘up north’ is “no longer “just cloth caps and clogs” and illustrates this with information about the sale of her £1.5 million home
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Sharing news that she is selling her home for £1.475 million ($1.930 million, €1.630 million or درهم2.691 million), Harper explained she’d purchased what is now a 5,692 square foot detached property almost 30 years ago.
Of it, she remarked: “It consisted of a rabbit infested pile of stone – which included the remains of a demolished farmhouse and a barn in ruins – and in the time since we have lovingly rebuilt it into a 5-bedroom home with indoor swimming pool.”
“Due to my love of horses,” she added, “we have constructed stables, a storage barn and a menage also and we have made a bolthole ‘up north.’ It’s no longer cloth cap and clogs up here, it’s on the up and with people fleeing lockdown London due to coronavirus, this could be a wonderful residence for a family who are able to work from home. People sometimes forget there is actually life beyond Birmingham – but there really is.”
Continuing, Harper remarked of her house – which is on the market with Dacre, Son & Hartley – “it is like living in a five star hotel, you could even add a helicopter pad in the field.”