The entire village of West Heslerton, North Yorkshire, is up for sale at the same price as a large family home in London.
Put on the market at a guide price of £20m, the village features a 21-bedroom mansion, primary school, church, pub and petrol station as well as 43 homes and 2,116 acres of land.
Situated near Scarborough, the estate has remained the property of the same family for over 150 years but has been put on the market following the death of the owner.
The village features a 21-bedroom mansion, primary school, church, pub and petrol station as well as 43 homes and 2,116 acres of land.
Though the owner, Eve Dawnay, passed away five years ago, leaving the estate without an heir, the estate has only just been placed on the market by the family.
The village, a short half-hour drive from the coast, has attracted interest “from far and wide” according to estate agents Cundalls.
Tom Watson, the estate agent in charge of the sale, said: “It would be perfect for someone wanting to build up and leave a legacy.
“The estate has been very much untouched in the past 50 years and is now a blank canvas, ready to be shaped for the next generation.”
The estate has been very much untouched in the past 50 years and is now a blank canvas.
Miss Dawnay’s sister, Verena Elliott, said: “We all loved it and it would be very hard to find a village with more loyal and lovely people living in it.
“There is a real sense of community which is hard to find these days.”
Previous British villages seeing sales
Linkenholt, Hampshire – With 22 cottages and houses, 1,500 acres of farmland, a village shop and a blacksmiths, the village was sold £25m in 2009.
Bantham, Devon – A seaside estate with 20 cottages and a beach, the 750-acres estate was sold in excess of its asking price of £11
Little Rollright, Oxfordshire – Featuring a manor house, five cottages and 500 acres, the village was being sold for an asking price of £18m when it went on sale in 2014
For £20, the buyer will receive:
- 21-bedroom mansion
- Primary school
- Petrol station
- Playing field with a pavilion
- 43 homes
- 2,116 acres of farmland
- 110 acres of woodland