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Former royal residence with its own ghost is up for sale – but at a price


The former ‘ghostly’ residence of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent is on the market for a cool £11 million.

Nether Lypiatt Manor in Thrupp is a 10-bedroom 18th century manor, sat in 96 acres of Cotswolds countryside, is double the asking price from when it was last sold by the Kent’s in 2005. According to its listing, this is in part due to undergoing “significant renovations” since the royal couple moved out, after living there for 25 years.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent had admired Nether Lypiatt Manor for a number of years but when it came up for sale they felt the asking price was too high considering the amount of work the house needed.

However, rumours of the house being haunted discouraged potential buyers and the Kent’s eventually bought the house in 1981 for £300,000.

Nether Lypiatt Manor was built in 1698 by Judge Cox, a notorious hanging judge. Judge Cox’s son hanged himself in one of the rooms and it is his ghost that is rumoured to appear around the house.

The Judge’s treasured stallion and blacksmith are also claimed to have been seen rushing through the main gates to the grounds as the anniversary of their deaths approaches around January each year.

The current owner is Labour peer Baron Drayson.

View Nether Lypiatt Manor HERE

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