Always wanted to be Lord of the Manor? Here's your chance
byMar 18th 2009 11:30AM
If you've got about $35 million to spare, an entire English village could be yours.
The charitable trust that owns Linkenholt in Hampsire, southern England, is putting the village of 22 houses and cottages on the open market Wednesday at an asking price of $31 million to $35 million in U.S. dollars, or £22 million to £25 million British pounds, according to a Reuters story.
Either way, it's a deal with two blacksmiths and a cricket pitch. It also includes a manor house, old rectory and clock tower as part of the 2,000-acre estate.
The St. Peters church, which dates back to the 12th century but was rebuilt in 1871, is not included in the deal.
Local residents rent their properties and are expected to stay on after the sale.