Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum
In September 2012, a pretty but unlisted Cotstwold stone house at Farmington, near Stow-on-the-Wold went on sale for £2.8 million complete with 3 cottages, barns and 30 acres of land. Its asking price had increased to £3.5 million by December 2013 but now, after being partially renovated, extended and repossessed, it is back on the market without its barns, cottages and minus 10 acres of land for £2.75 million.
Offered on the instructions of Strettons Receivers, 8,496 square foot Furzehill House stands at the end of a long drive and now includes 5 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It is described by selling agents Knight Frank as providing a “unique opportunity to acquire and finish to ones own specification and taste” but is effectively a shell given whoever bought it plainly did not finish the works they started. It comes with 19.76 acres of unlandscaped gardens, woodland, a pond and an area of agricultural land.
A sales brochure adds: “An additional barn and 10 acres with extensive planning permission adjacent [is] available by separate negotiation” and images show that covered with sheeting.
Furzehill – The Numbers
December 2013 – For sale for £3.5 million ($4.7 million, €4 million or درهم17.2 million) through Knight Frank with 3 cottages, barns and 30 acres of land.
September 2012 – For sale for £2.8 million ($3.7 million, €3.2 million or درهم13.7 million) through Knight Frank with 3 cottages, barns and 30 acres of land.
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