Georgian stately home with 64 bedrooms goes on sale for less than two-bed London flat

Hawkstone Hall is on the market for £4.5m - £500,000 less than a London flat

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A 64-bedroomed Georgian stately home in Shropshire has gone on the market for less than a two-bedroomed flat in London.

Hawkstone Hall, a grade I listed mansion with more than 22,000 sq ft of living space, is set in seven acres of landscaped garden on an estate running to 88 acres.

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The Georgian mansion dates back to 1556

The main hall is built over three floors and features “outstanding” reception rooms, including a ball room and Venetian saloon.

The north wing of the property contains two offices and a grand library as well as a gymnasium in the basement, while the south wing contains the Winter Garden room, an academy, and 14 bedrooms – some of which are en-suite.

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The home is grade I listed

The estate, which dates back over 550 years, also includes a pair of semi-detached cottages.

It has been owned by the Redemptorists, a Roman Catholic missionary organisation for the past eight decades, who mostly used it as a seminary and retreat centre.

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A flat on Green Street, west London, is on sale for £4.75 million

It is now on the market for £4.25 million - £500,000 cheaper than a two bedroomed flat currently on the market in west London.

The average flat in London's exclusive Mayfair area sells for nearly £3m, while the average house is a snip at £6.5m, according to figures by Foxtons.

It says a property in that area can sell for anywhere up to £17.5million - four times the price of Hawkstone Hall.

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