Abandoned “Fairytale Chateau” Hits the Market

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Surely the dream of every home decorating enthusiast is to find a space with great potential and bring it to life. If that’s the case for you, your dream house may have just come up for sale.

A Canterbury seaside mansion that has lain abandoned for ten years resurfaced on the market recently. Its owner reportedly went bankrupt 4 years ago after an investment gone wrong and it’s never been lived in. Bayley’s Canterbury sales person Richard Innes said, “It’s like something you read about in a Brothers Grimm story. There’re thistle bushes sprouting up around the exterior of the house, but they would be very easy to remove.”

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It’s fully kitted out with underfloor heating, double glazing and a balcony overlooking private beaches as well as utilities. “Aside from removing some of the scrub vegetation around the garage and having the driveway laid, it’s only a matter of adding finishing interior decore touches to what could become the jewel of Lyttelton Harbour,” said Mr Innes.

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So how much will this abandoned fairytale chateau set you back? In 2013, it was valued by the council at just under $2 million – so if you’re hunting for a more affordable fixer-upper, you may need to wait a little longer.


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