It’s called Wentworth Woodhouse and with over 250,000 square feet it’s known as Britain’s largest private home. It can be yours now for just £7 million ($11 million). The Daily Mail suggests the new owners will also inherit a huge repair bill, thought to be somewhere in the region of £42 million ($66 million), to fix subsidence caused by mining in the area and to repair older parts of the building. The impressive estate is owned by archtiect Clifford Newbold and his wife who purchased it with his family in 1999 for just £1,5 million ($2,35 million).
For 15 years the couple has been seeking compensation of £100 million ($157 million) from the Coal Authority but the case has not been resolved. Business Insider Australia noted that the open-cast mining by the government came right up the edge of the main lawn. Daily Mail said the family has spent £5 million ($7,9 million) upgrading the plumbing, electrics, and heating.
The family told The Times, “The most important thing is to see the house in safe hands and secure the preservation of the finest Georgian interiors in the country for future generations to enjoy.” The 250,000 square foot residence sits on 90-acres of parkland and also includes a chandelier that is too large to be removed. According to some reports the spacious residence has over five miles of hallways and once had over 365 rooms.