From the outside, Troy House appears to be an impressive and sprawling mansion.
The 33-bedroom house sits on six acres of rolling countryside in Monmouth.
It is from the 17th century and the monumental dream house with four floors has a theater, chapel and two tennis courts.
It can be yours for just £ 200,000, but there is quite a big catch.
Inside, the property is so dilapidated that you need much deeper pockets to restore it to its former glory, like it Mirror report.
It was built for the Duke of Beaufort’s family, contributing to an imposing portfolio of properties, including Great Castle House in Monmouth and Badminton House in Gloucestershire.
The estate was later converted into a convent school and then became a school, but as the condition of the buildings deteriorated, the school moved in the 1980s and the once-large manor house was rotted away.
The 44,000-square-foot property is now up for auction, with a target price between £ 200,000 and £ 250,000.
Arranged by AllsopIt features 29 bedrooms, four dormitories, a main flat, a staff flat, a caretaker’s house, a two-story hostel building, outbuildings and garages.
The picturesque setting and grand exterior belies the true extent of the renovation work required, with photos of the interior showing continuous planks and structures, with a huge cleanup task required to clean up the abandoned school furniture.
The description reads: “The property is in a poor state of repair and requires extensive modernization and renovation work.
“The property may offer redevelopment potential and / or some alternative uses, provided that all necessary permissions are obtained.”
If you can look beyond the current state of repair, the doer’s ultimate upper has some incredible benefits, including expansive grounds, original equipment and an estate not out of place at Downton Abbey.
It is a short journey from Monmouth, with both Cardiff and Bristol city centers also accessible.
With the Brecon Beacons National Park to the west and the River Wye to the east, you won’t be short of idyllic views if you want a break from the do-it-yourselfer.
Richard Adamson, partner and auctioneer at Allsop, said, “Troy House has received a significant amount of interest with more than 100 inquiries about the property in just over a week after it hit the market.
“We’ve seen a mix of interest from people who can use the property for multiple purposes, including as a private home, converting it into a boutique hotel and spa, or converting it into luxury apartments, depending on the schedule.
“The property has a dedicated seller who is happy to sell the house at real value – as a result, we expect a competitive bid on an auction day.”
Viewings are currently unavailable due to coronavirus guidelines and will go under the hammer for an online auction on Thursday, May 28.