Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mansions for £1

An English country house that sold for a £1 and a Scottish mansion with an asking price of just £1

 

blank

Downton Abbey addicts take note: For the same price as a double cheeseburger on McDonald’s saver menu you could live like the Earl and Countess Grantham if you bought a Georgian mansion in Chirnside in Berwickshire in Scotland.

 

Offers in excess of £1 are sought for the B-listed Old Whitehall House, derelict since 2007, by Edwin Thompson estate agents. The property – complete with an ornate music room decorated in Italian plasterwork and 7 bedrooms – comes with a caveat however: You’ll need to be able to prove you can afford and will carry out a £1.2 million refurbishment of it in order to ensure it is removed from the Buildings at Risk Register.

blank
blank

 

Old Whitehall House could be yours for just £1
Old Whitehall House could be yours for just £1
The property is in need of a £1.2 million refurbishment
The property is in need of a £1.2 million refurbishment
blank
blank
The building prior to dereliction
The building prior to dereliction

Another mansion that was sold for £1 is the Grade I listed Barlaston Hall in Staffordshire. Saved from near collapse by former Country Life editor Marcus Binney in 1981 and set in 4.5 acres of land, this vast 16,309 square foot Palladian mansion complete with a Chinese Chippendale staircase was made structurally safe and sold on for £300,000 in 1992. The purchasers, James and Carol Hall, completed the renovation and are now selling the Sir Robert Taylor designed residence for £2.3 million through Knight Frank.

 

Barlaston Hall was a wreck that nearly collapsed prior to refurbishment
Barlaston Hall was a wreck that nearly collapsed prior to refurbishment
The now magnificently restored Barlaston Hall is for sale for £2.3 million
The now magnificently restored Barlaston Hall is for sale for £2.3 million
The mansion includes a magnificent Chinese Chippendale staircase
The mansion includes a magnificent Chinese Chippendale staircase
Before and after: The dining room of Barlaston Hall
Before and after: The dining room of Barlaston Hall

Given the success story of the restoration of Barlaston Hall, there’s undoubtedly hope for Old Whitehall House. Take the risk and you’ll ultimately be potentially in for a vast profit.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:

     

    blank
    blank
    The Steeple Times
    The Steeple Times
    We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

    2 COMMENTS

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    £1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

    Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.

    2,961FansLike
    2,068FollowersFollow
    13,248FollowersFollow

    Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

    Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.

    AD
    Advertisement

    Trending Now

    Silencing By Maxwell – Sarah Ransome and Elizabeth Stein Should Be Heard

    In trying to bring about the silencing of victims of abuse, Ghislaine Maxwell again shows her truly wicked ways are not behind her; victims Sarah Ransome and Elizabeth Stein should be heard.

    ‘Headmaster Harvey’s’ Back – Kinky Harvey Proctor Gets Job Back

    As the former “kinky MP” Harvey Proctor gets his job back with the Duke of Rutland, we remind readers of his history supporting apartheid, caning young men “for being naughty” and connections to mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

    A £100k Carrie Cover-Up – Why Was PM’s Wife Considered For Top Job Despite No Relevant Experience?

    The BBC, MailOnline and The Times ought to explain why they don’t want to discuss Carrie Johnson and alleged corruption at the heart of government; that the PM thought he could get the state to pay his now wife £100,000 per annum is an outrage and the cover-up over it should be called out as such.

    Troll Off – Bog Off, F**k Off, Do One, Jog On & Go Away

    Matthew Steeples enthuses about telling online trolls supporting Ghislaine Maxwell and the Duchess of Sussex to “bog off” given their intense dislike for such.

    Most Popular Artcles

    Who REALLY is Omid Scobie?

    An examination of the true character traits of the Duchess of Sussex’s PR peddling biased ‘bestie’ Omid Scobie by Nikolay Kalinin.

    Justice for James Scurlock

    Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

    Moron of the Moment – Prince Harry

    With his marriage to the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has morphed into an utter bore   Prince Harry used to be a...

    Scobie Orf!

    ‘MeGain’s’ bestie Omid Scobie deservedly gets slammed by ‘Yankee Wally’ Sadie Quinlan for getting her shut down on Twitter; this childish chap should now just ‘belt up, wrap up and shut up.’