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.

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.

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.

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.