Historic British Home Can Be Yours for $4 Million — It’s Perfect If You Don’t Need This One Major Amenity
If you happen to have almost $4 million burning a hole in your pocket, you could own a piece of British history: Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire, England is for sale. And while the sprawling mansion with 48 rooms is fit for a king, it has one little drawback: there are no bathrooms.
The house was built in the late 1400s as the focal point and power base of the leading Tudor and Jacobean families of the time, and was closely associated with 150 years of the Court of England’s ruling monarchs — everyone from Edward IV to Charles I.
Other regals like James I and Elizabeth I once haunted its hallowed halls, and no wonder — the property boasts a minstrels’ gallery, an 18th century classical library and vast Italian gardens. The upkeep on the pricey pad alone will run you more than $150,000 a year.
Three years ago, governmental historic preservation group English Heritage bought the estate and spent millions in renovations. It’s now being sold at a huge loss, which has angered a lot of Brits.
Emma Boon, Campaign Director of the Tax Payers’ Alliance, said, “We all want to see historic buildings like this preserved as far as possible within reason, but this sorry saga means a huge loss to taxpayers at a time when the country can least afford it.”
Regardless, for the right price, it can be yours. Just don’t drink a lot of water before you go.