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Stunning stately homes struggling to survive

Lovemoney Logo By Kim Easton-Smith of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 52: Maintaining an aging palatial property isn't cheap. Once opulent architectural landmarks, these stately homes are now balancing on the brink of survival. While some are already devoid of life and succumbing to signs of decay, the owners of others are taking decisive action – diversifying into new businesses and even opening up buildings and rooms to the public. We take a look at whether rescue or ruin awaits these regal properties in the future.

Stunning stately homes facing an uncertain future

Maintaining an aging palatial property isn't cheap. Once opulent architectural landmarks, these stately homes are now balancing on the brink of survival. While some are already devoid of life and succumbing to signs of decay, the owners of others are taking decisive action – diversifying into new businesses and even opening up buildings and rooms to the public. We take a look at whether rescue or ruin awaits these regal properties in the future.
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