Plans by one of the UK’s richest men to build a new stately home in East Yorkshire have been approved.
Warter Priory will replace a 17th Century mansion demolished in 1972 on the Warter Estate near Pocklington.
A bumper year for sellers of Scottish estates saw nearly £100m change hands in 2016 in what is understood to be the highest total annual spend on such properties on record.
Strutt & Parker said the 25 transactions represented an increase of 32% on 2015 and a massive 260% on 2014 when the Scottish independence referendum stunted supply.
A sprawling Lake District family estate has been put up for sale for the first time in its 254-year history because the current generation think it is too big.
The Fothergill family have finally decided to give up Lowbridge House, which has sat on their 2,000-acre estate since 1761.
The property near Kendal comes with a billiards room and its own lake and is on the market for £3.25m. It is attracting interest from all over the world, estate agents said.
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