Controversial ex-owner of Blackpool Football Club Owen Oyston – associate of paedophiles Max Clifford and Stuart Hall and also ‘Coronation Street’ actor ‘Cock Roache’ Bill Roache – puts his gaudy gold-clad Lancashire mansion up for rent for the astonishing sum of £40,000 per month
Flamboyant fedora hat sporting “miner to millionaire” Owen Oyston undoubtedly revolutionised the estate agency business in the 1980s by producing television adverts where, suited and booted, he ended up falling backwards into swimming pools. This Labour supporter made millions during the process and then built a radio and magazine empire. He was then sent to prison for rape and indecent assault whilst accusing Tory ministers of setting him up and continuing to protest his innocence.
Now, after a long, complex and very expensive battle with Belokon – a banking tycoon associate of President Donald Trump and Prince Charles turned alleged money launderer – over control of the team known as ‘The Tangerines,’ Mr Oyston has now turned to attempting to rent out one of his properties, Grade II* listed Quernmore Park Hall, near Lancaster for the astonishing sum of £40,000 per month. Given how gauchely and gaudily the 12-bedroomed mansion’s ‘Hyacinth Bucket-esque’ interior is currently presented, one wonders if he and his Wembley, London based estate agents are having a giggle.
It is not known where Mr Oyston – who paid fellow Sandgrown’un estate agency tycoons Eileen and Howard Oldroyd £1.75 million for the 26,681 square foot Georgian mansion in 2014 and then tried to sell it for £3.25 million or 86% more in 2018 – is currently himself bedding down. His last known abode was a grotty hotel room above Blackpool Football Club whilst repeated ex-wife Vicki is believed to remain at their Elizabethan style manor house, Claughton Hall in the nearby Lune Valley.
The Names & Numbers – Quernmore Park Hall, Quernmore, Lancaster, LA2 9HN, United Kingdom
February 2018 – Offered for sale for £3.25 million ($4.23 million, €3.86 million or درهم15.52 million) through MSW Hewetsons and Knight Frank.
June 2014 – Sold for £1.75 million ($2.28 million, €2.08 million or درهم8.36 million) to the Oyston family.
October 2009 – Offered for sale by Eileen and Howard Oldroyd.
1990 – Purchased by Eileen and Howard Oldroyd from William Francis Garnett. The couple founded the Blackpool based Oldroyd Publishing Group in 1974 – a firm that produces promotional materials for estate agents.
1842 – Sold to cotton merchant James Garnett and remodeled.
1794 – Sold to Charles Gibson of Preston. The present house was built on the site between 1795 and 1798 and stood in lands extending to 1,900 acres.
1675 – Passed to Sir Thomas Preston of Furness and then passed by marriage to Hugh Clifford, 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh.
1630 – Sold by the Crown to Roger Downes of Wardley.
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