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Huge 33-bed mansion on the market for bargain price of €223K - until you take a look inside

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 22/05/2020 Luke Matthews
a castle on top of a grass covered field © Allsop.co.uk

An incredible 33 bedroom mansion sitting on six acres of rolling countryside could be yours for as little as £200,000 (€223,000) - but there's one rather large catch.

Troy House in Monmouth originates from the 17th century and the Grade II listed four storey dream home comes complete with a theatre, a chapel and two tennis courts.

a house covered in snow © Allsop.co.uk

It was built for the family of the Duke of Beaufort, adding to an imposing portfolio of properties which also included Great Castle House in Monmouth and Badminton House in Gloucestershire.

The estate was later converted into a convent and then became a school, but as the condition of the buildings deteriorated the school moved locations in the 1980s and the once grand manor has been left to rot.

a white tub sitting next to a window © Allsop.co.uk

The 44,000 square-foot property has now been put up for auction, with a guide price of between £200,000 and £250,000 - but a look inside at just how dilapidated it has become suggests you'll need far deeper pockets to return it to its former glory.

Listed by Allsop, it provides 29 bedrooms, four dormitories, a principal's flat, a staff flat, a caretaker's flat, a two storey hostel block, outbuildings and garages.

a living room filled with furniture and decor © Allsop.co.uk

The picturesque setting and grand exterior belie the true scale of the renovation job required, with photos of the interior showing floorboards and structures rotten through, with a huge clearance job needed to clear the abandoned school furniture.

The description reads: "The property is presented in a poor state of repair and requires extensive works of modernisation and refurbishment.

a room filled with furniture and a large window © Allsop.co.uk

"The property may afford possible potential for redevelopment and/or a number of alternative uses, subject to obtaining all necessary consents."

If you're able to look beyond the current state of repair, the ultimate do-er upper does come with some incredible benefits, including sprawling land, original fittings and an estate that wouldn't look out of place on Downton Abbey.

a large green field with trees in the background © Allsop.co.uk

It's located a short journey from the historic market town of Monmouth, with both Cardiff and Bristol city centres also accessible.

With the Brecon Beacons National Park to the west and River Wye is to the east, you won't be short of idyllic views if you want a bit of a break from the DIY.

Richard Adamson, partner and auctioneer at Allsop, said: "Troy House has received a significant amount of interest with over 100 enquiries regarding the property, in just over a week of coming to the market.

a screen shot of a window © Allsop.co.uk "We have seen a mixed-bag of interest from people who could use the property for multiple uses including as a private home, converting into a boutique hotel and spa, or refurbished into luxury apartments, subject to planning.

"The property has a committed seller who is happy for the house to be sold at true value - as a result, we anticipate some competitive bidding on auction day."

Viewings are currently unavailable due to coronavirus guidelines, and will go under the hammer for an online auction on Thursday, May 28.

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