HOUSE-HUNTERS have been provided the possibility to fairly actually buy a chunk of historical past in a greater than 160-year-old Abbey on supply for a cool £2.95m.
Relationship again to round 1856, St Clare’s Abbey in Darlington, County Durham affords sprawling grounds that embody a non-public tennis court docket, gymnasium, spa and cocktail bar.
The astonishing 10-bedroom property retains its authentic Gothic architectural exterior throughout over 18,000 sq ft of grounds, with stained glass home windows and high-peaked roofs.
Regardless of the aged exterior although, the Grade II listed constructing has been refurbished into an opulent dwelling inside, with a maze of rooms spanning 4 flooring.
Securely positioned inside a private-gated group, the historic grounds had been initially deliberate to turn into a sixty-bed nursing dwelling by Darlington Borough Council.
As a substitute, an unnamed couple had been granted permission to transform the constructing into a house.
The central major house is spacious and affords good high quality mild all through the property, fitted with trendy fixtures and detailings.
Home browsers could be forgiven for dropping themselves within the labyrinth of rooms, which embody bedrooms dotted in every single place, a gymnasium, a bar, a video games room, altering rooms and an organ room.
Stroll-in wardrobes characteristic in a number of of the bedrooms, in addition to devoted en-suites and full dressing rooms.
The sheer scale of the constructing has left a number of rooms feeling relatively empty although, with a number of the bigger bedrooms seeming notably difficult to embellish.
Even king-size beds are dwarfed by the excessive ceilings and sprawling floorspace, and the white paintwork featured all through the house don’t add to the marginally sterile feeling.
Regardless of the immense measurement of the property and the luxurious facilities featured all through although, the abbey is at the moment cheaper than a two-bed two-bath residence in London.
A luxurious two-bedroom residence in Kingston Home South in Knightsbridge, central London is at the moment on sale for an eye-watering £4m.
Itemizing brokers Knights Frank describe the abbey as: “St Clare’s Courtroom is a chunk of Darlington’s historical past.
“This beautiful Grade II listed former Abbey was constructed round 1856 by Joseph and Charles Hansom of their well-known Victorian Gothic revival fashion.
“Probably the most inspiring options of this property is the chapel which nonetheless homes the unique structure.
“This unbelievable property has been renovated to a wonderful customary, with the principle buildings set in beautiful grounds extending to round 5 acres.
“This property presents a singular alternative to personal an excellent piece of historical past.
“St Clare’s Courtroom is a comprehensively refurbished property that’s hardly ever accessible and affords mild and ethereal lodging.
“This prestigious property has been fitted with high-quality fixtures and fittings all through luxurious bogs, a bespoke kitchen, and a spa with a jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and heated beds.
“Retaining many interval options, together with excessive ceilings, stone mullion home windows, authentic stone flagged flooring, polished floorboards, and over 19,000 sq ft of versatile residing lodging.”