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The Grade I listed country house in Blackborough sells for £ 400,000


The rotting Class II country house with 60 rooms, good local schools and excellent transport links is on sale for £ 400,000 but you need a passion for real estate to restore it

  • Blackborough House is 15,500 square feet and is located in the small hamlet of Blackborough in Devon
  • The four-story country house is considered to be one of the most beautiful architectural gems in the region
  • Originally designed as an Italian palace, it was built for George Francis Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont

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A rotting listed country house went on the market for £ 400,000 but the new owner will have to spend a lot more to restore it.

Blackborough House is 15,500 square feet and is idyllically located in the Blackdown Hills Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty in the small Devon hamlet of Blackborough.

The once extravagant property was built in 1838 for George Francis Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont, and originally designed as an Italian palace.

Blackborough House (pictured) in Devon went on the market for £ 400,000 but the new owner will have to spend a lot more to restore it

The once extravagant property was built in 1838 for George Francis Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont, and originally designed as an Italian palace

The once extravagant property was built in 1838 for George Francis Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont, and originally designed as an Italian palace

Located close to the picturesque village of Kentisbeare, you can easily reach a popular elementary school, shops, post office, church, pub, restaurant and great transport links.

But the 60-room property is now in dire need of renovation, and potential buyers only have until 4 p.m. Wednesday to submit their best and final bids.

The four story house has been considered one of Devon's finest architectural gems over the years.

The country house is made of stucco bricks with stone cladding and has a vaulted loggia on three sides and two separate staircases that are independently accessible

The country house is made of stucco bricks with stone cladding and has a vaulted loggia on three sides and two separate staircases that are independently accessible

The 60-room property is now in dire need of renovation and potential buyers only have until 4 p.m. Wednesday to submit their best and final offers

The 60-room property is now in dire need of renovation and potential buyers only have until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to submit their best and final bids

This country house is spacious inside and out. It comes with 10.4 acres of land that offers plenty of room to roam and great views

This country house is spacious inside and out. It comes with 10.4 acres of land that offers plenty of room to roam and great views

The four-story house has been considered one of Devon's finest architectural gems by locals and visitors over the centuries

The four-story house has been considered one of Devon's finest architectural gems by locals and visitors over the centuries

It consists of stucco bricks with stone trimmings and has a vaulted loggia on three sides, two separate stairs, two former service wings and a central courtyard that was once covered with a glass dome.

According to the seller, a potential buyer had previously applied for planning permission to convert the property into a 64-room hotel and spa with four interconnected pavilions and another seven detached villas on the site.

However, potential buyers are cautioned to make their own inquiries if they wish to modify the property through the Mid Devon District Council.

According to agents Strutt and Parker, a prospective buyer previously applied for planning permission to convert the property into a hotel and spa with 64 rooms, four interconnected pavilions and another seven detached villas on the site

According to agents Strutt and Parker, a prospective buyer previously applied for planning permission to convert the property into a hotel and spa with 64 rooms, four interconnected pavilions and another seven detached villas on the site

Blackborough House is 15,500 square feet and is idyllically located in the Blackdown Hills Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty in the small hamlet of Blackborough

Blackborough House is 15,500 square feet and is idyllically located in the Blackdown Hills Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty in the small hamlet of Blackborough

The property with 10.4 hectares of overgrown land can be reached via a driveway with footpaths across the country.

It also has parking for several vehicles.

Viewings can be arranged through the seller's real estate agents Strutt and Parker.

The property with 10.4 hectares of overgrown land can be reached via a driveway with footpaths across the country and has a parking lot for several vehicles

The property with 10.4 hectares of overgrown land can be reached via a driveway with footpaths across the country and has parking for several vehicles

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