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appledurcombehouseaerialAppuldurcombe House in Wroxall has gone on the market for a whopping £6million, but potential buyers are warned that it will cost that again (and some) to restore the Grade I listed  ‘Calendar House’ back to its former glory.

Anyone rich enough to purchase the 300-year-old historic house with 52 rooms, 365 windows, seven staircases and 12 principle rooms will receive 287 acres of land which includes two farmhouses, seven holiday cottages, an aviary, a cafe and a children’s indoor soft play area.

appledurcombehouserearThe property was damaged in 1943 when it was bombed by a German Dornier aircraft, leaving a massive hole in the roof. With no money after the war to restore the property, it was left exposed to the elements and has since become a popular tourist attraction.

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Appuldurcombe House spent 300 years under the ownership of the Worsley family, in this time the house was rebuilt in 1701 by Sir Robert Worsley and enlarged and altered 70 years later by his great nephew Sir Richard Worsley. Having been uninhabited since 1909 only the shell remains for the most part of the house, however the East Wing has been restored and is now used as a wedding venue. English Heritage help to maintain the house which is currently open all year round for weddings, but only open from 1st April –- 30th September as a visitor attraction

Anybody interested in purchasing the property can contact agents Savills on 01962 834052.

Photographs: Savills

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