Fancy shopping for your very personal fort? (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd)
Desperately saving up each final scrap of your wage in hopes of sooner or later having the ability to afford a deposit on a London flat?
Have you considered simply shopping for a fort as an alternative?
That sounds absurd, we all know, but it surely seems you may get an enormous countryside fort – full with 11 bedrooms, 12 bogs, and a bar – for a similar value as a elaborate flat within the metropolis.
Oh, and this fort has its personal dungeon. That sells it for us.
The Fort, in Fort Eden, County Durham, is up on the market for £3million – so it’s nonetheless on the dear aspect.
However contemplating that very same quantity can get you a two-bedroom flat in London, getting a fort in your money looks as if a sweeter deal.
The house sits on 14 acres of land (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd)
The Grade II listed constructing sits on 14 acres of land and is made up of 15,102sqft unfold throughout two flooring.
It’s surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve with views of the County Durham countryside, so is right for these able to ditch the town and have some peace and quiet.
It has wrought iron gates and a driveway lit by previous Victorian avenue lights.
Inside, there are 5 bedrooms on the primary flooring and 6 on the second, making the fort the best house to share with a load of your buddies.
Possibly you could possibly break up the £3million value between a bunch of pals? (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd )
In spite of everything, splitting the £3million value between 11 mates doesn’t really feel fairly as daunting, proper? That’s solely £272,272 every. Much less in case you couple up and share a room.
Lindsey Harrison, actual property salesperson for the fort, stated: ‘It was constructed within the 1700s for Rowland Burdon – a Conservative politician and landowner from Fort Eden.
‘It was constructed by a well-liked architect within the north east at the moment, his model was the palladium fort sort of constructing.
The interiors are very grand (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd )
The sellers reckon the property can be nice for a household (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd)
‘I feel it was the 1740s that they constructed it and it was handed down from there.
‘About 20 years in the past it was in a nasty method and the house owners who picked it up then refurbished all of it and did in depth work on it.
‘Now it seems to be prefer it’s not been touched – they’ve taken the entire model and introduced it again to its conventional methods.
‘It has loads of authentic options comparable to a number of the doorways inside and it’s all consistent with the constructing which is very nice.’
There are 11 bedrooms in complete (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd nort)
And naturally, there’s the dungeon, which spans all the base of the house.
‘The dungeon is the total footprint of the fort. It was in all probability simply used for storage, however it might be good for all types of issues down there,’ stated Lindsey.
‘It may very well be a wine cellar, you could possibly put a spa remedy room in there, a cinema room, a video games room and you could possibly have all of them as a result of it so huge, there may be huge potential.
‘In comparison with one thing down south it’s completely a steal.
‘The quantity of grounds you get with it, the uninterrupted views, the golf course on the doorstep and you’ve got the character reserve within the again backyard so you might have excellent views from each side of the home.’
And 12 bogs (Image: North Information & Footage Ltd)
In the event you fancy shopping for the fort, you’d higher transfer fast.
Apparently there’s already been a great deal of curiosity from worldwide consumers.
Lindsey added: ‘The house owners now aren’t from the Burdon household, there was about two or three generations from the Burdon household earlier than it was handed on.
‘We’ve had loads of nationwide and worldwide curiosity already. The type of consumer may very well be a younger household with numerous children and even older households, it may even be a second house for folks internationally as a result of it so low cost.
‘You’ve bought Hardwick Corridor two minutes away, you’ve bought the seaside, you’ve bought the whole lot.
‘It opens all doorways for lots of locations.’
And, once more: dungeon. Do with that what you’ll.
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