Largest house in Bri­tain up for sale

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY NEWS -

WENT­WORTH: The sold sign went up on Went­worth Wood­house this week. The Grade I-listed prop­erty, near Rother­ham, is the largest house in Bri­tain and was on the mar­ket for £7m with Sav­ills. Said to have in­spired Jane Austen’s Pem­ber­ley, it has been bought by the Went­worth Wood­house Preser­va­tion Trust and comes with a £42 mil­lion restora­tion bill. Its pre­vi­ous owner, the late Clif­ford New­bold, devoted his fi­nal years to sav­ing the house. Crispin Hol­borow of Sav­ills com­mended his work and quoted a Greek proverb: “A so­ci­ety grows when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they will never sit’.”

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