Bramshill House, a Grade I-listed Jacobean country mansion and estate in northeast Hampshire in England, used to train the country’s top police officers has been put up for sale by the Home Office for £25 million ($38,13 million). This one of the largest and most important Jacobean mansions in England is set in a 250-acre (100 ha) ground, including a 18-acre (7.3 ha) lake to the northeast of the house, and features sports complex, training centre and a total of 329 bedrooms, as well as deer grazing, formal gardens and woodland.
A magnificent large Renaissance mansion with Italian architectural influences which was built between 1605 and 1615, has 15 bedrooms, a long gallery, chapel, lounges, a mezzanine and a number of “magnificent state rooms” which have now been converted into banqueting halls.
The Home Office has instructed Knight Frank to sell the Hampshire home of the Police Staff College for the past 60 years in an attempt to raise funds and reduce the running costs of its property portfolio. It costs £5 million a year to run.
Emma Cleugh, partner with Knight Frank Institutional Consultancy department, who is handling the sale, has said that the property could be used for a variety of commercial or alternative uses.
“Bramshill’s rich history is part of its appeal but also its modern facilities bring it right into the 21st century,” she observed. “Bramshill represents an unequalled opportunity to the market – whether for continued institutional/training/educational uses or alternative uses and further development.”