6th June 2011
The most expensive country house in the UK has gone up for sale for £75million.
Updown Court has 103 rooms, five swimming pools, two penthouse
apartments and a helipad. It stands in 58 acres of grounds.
The enigmatic owner behind Updown is bricklayer's son-turned-property developer supremo Leslie Allen-Vercoe, 67.
His company Rhymer Investments purchased it in 2002 out of receivership for £20million - and has since spent at least £30million on renovation work.
Now, an Irish bank has requested a drive to sell the mansion with a new price tag which reflects the vast sums ploughed into it.