Gallery: 64-bed detached - for the price of a London flat

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS
64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS
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A YORKSHIRE country home with a staggering 64 bedrooms has been put on the market for the price of a modest Mayfair flat.

Hickleton Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian property with grand entertaining rooms set in stately home-like grounds.

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

The enormous country home was commissioned in the 1740s by Godfrey Wentworth of Woolley and built by James Paine.

The house, in Hickleton, South Yorkshire, was extended in 1777 with the addition of servants’ quarters and two low wings on either side of the main hall.

With 47,000 sq/ft of accommodation, Hickleton Hall is around 50 times the size of the average English home.

But with an asking price of £2 million it is just ten times the average cost. This is around the same price as a modest two-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge or Mayfair.

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

Whoever buys the mansion can stay in a different bedroom for every week of the year.

On the lower ground floor of Hickleton Hall are 29 bedrooms, a laundry, game larder and workshop.

The ground floor has five large reception rooms, a chapel, stunning staircase hall and 16 bedrooms.

On the first and second floor are the remainder of the bedrooms.

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

There is also a four-bedroom house and stable block, all set in 17.45 acres of grounds.

In its first 200 years, Hickleton Hall was the family home of a number of aristocrats, but in 1961 it was bought by the Sue Ryder Trust which used it as a care home until 2012.

There is planning permission to have Hickleton Hall converted into 30 residential flats, but it could also be used as a wedding venue or as a grand private home.

The country home has now been put on the market with Hamptons estate agents for £2 million.

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

64-bedroom Hickleton Hall is on the market for the price of modest Mayfair flat. Picture: SWNS

Mark Wheeler, Country House director at Hamptons International, said: “Hickleton Hall represents one of the most exciting country houses to come to the market in recent years.

“This very special historic Grade II listed Georgian country house of grand proportions provides the perfect opportunity for its purchaser to revive a truly splendid architectural masterpiece in the heart of South Yorkshire.

“It has had an illustrious past, evident by the history, and now with restoration, Hickleton Hall can once again easily regain the stature and regal atmosphere that a building such as this deserves.”