An Entire North Yorkshire Village For £20m is Our Deal of the Day

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Got a spare £20 million knocking around? For that money, you can get your hands on a 21-bedroom mansion, a pub, a petrol station, a church, a primary school, 43 homes, a playing field with a pavilion and a stonking 2,116 acres of land. The entire village of West Heslerton in North Yorkshire is up for grabs after former owner Eve Dawnay passed away and her family decided to sell up.

Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot of interest.

"Miss Dawnay was a wonderful lady,” said Tom Watson, of Cundalls estate agents. “She was very kind and the property rents are - and have always been - very low. This has helped keep a vibrant village community with a mixed group of ages and there are obviously a lot of people hoping that somebody with a similar benevolent nature will come along to take over the estate.

"All the tenants were told it was going on the market in September, since then the rumour mill has started going about potential buyers. We already have had interest from far and wide."

It really doesn't sound like a bad deal, considering £1 million will get you a toilet in London. [BBC]

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