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The Bargain-Basement Mansion £250K

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The bargain-basement mansion: Historic house which has been a school, a PoW camp and even the site of an ORGY goes on sale for just £250,000 after owner went bust

Halswell House in Bridgwater, Somerset, is one of Britain's finest houses and boasts Tudor buildings and 31 acres

The Palladian mansion was described by Pevsner as 'the most important house of its date in the country'

Ballroom, banqueting hall, lake and follies all included with auctioneer's guide price of £250,000-£500,000 for the lot

The estate was repossessed after owner Grahame Bond declared bankrupt and is priced for a quick sale

Halswell, the earliest parts of which were built in 1536, has a fascinating - and occasionally chequered - past

The Tudor manor house was built for Robert Halswell whose son Nicholas became Bridgwater MP

During the Second World War an area of Halswell's parkland was used as a camp for Italian prisoners of war

I'm guessing it needs a small fortune spending on it?

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Mr Bond bought that house for £1.94 million...

Halswell is 300 years old, and despite being restored by Mr Bond, who bought it for £1.94 million, it could not cope with 21st century parties.

Read more: http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Boss-blames-Halswell-House-sewage-stink-anti-gay/story-16087513-detail/story.html#ixzz2lDF0qZmT

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