Marchamley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
A stately Georgian mansion known as Hawkstone Hall in the Shropshire area of the United Kingdom has come on the market for just £4,250,000. The main house was built circa 1700 by Richard Hill and spans three floors with a cellar offering over 20,500 square feet (excluding the cellar), while the total square footage on the estate exceeds 43,000 square feet.
The Grade I listed mansion sits on about 88-acres, 63 of those are agricultural land, while the others offer landscaped gardens & woodland, the former walled kitchen garden, and several other buildings. This incredible offering includes a magnificent ballroom and Venetian saloon, a small gymnasium in the basement, a Winter garden, a 19,250 square foot “residential wing” with 50 bedrooms, and a 3,650 square foot Romanesque style Chapel dating back to the 1930s.
The Telegraph reports that the ballroom was built for Sir Rowland Hill in 1832 at a cost of £2,400 – an enormous sum at the time. In more recent years the property has been owned by a Roman Catholic missionary organization and used as a seminary. It can now be yours for just £4,250,000. See the listing here.