According to today’s Yahoo News, a mere £25m can get you whole village of your own.
Entire village sold for £25m
An entire village, including a cricket club has been sold for around £25 million.
Linkenholt, near Andover in Hampshire, is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and had a guide price of between £22 to £25 million.
Tim Sherston from estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff in Newbury said the village has been sold subject to contract and the deal is now with solicitors.
“I cannot give any more information than that because we have agreed complete confidentiality,” he explained.
The village was sold by the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust.
Also included in the sale are 22 cottages and houses, a village shop, a blacksmiths, a commercial shoot, 1,500 acres of farmland and 450 acres of woodland.
The only thing in the village that does not belong to the charity and so is not up for sale is the 12th-century St Peter’s Church.
The trust held a meeting with villagers to outline its plans earlier this year and the close-knit community of around 40 has said it is keen to see the village stay the same.
Tenants will be able to remain in their homes after the sale.
It’s a pity the church is not up for sale. It’s so picturesque.