Inside spooky abandoned mansion with 10 acres of land for sale at just £400k

A spooky abandoned mansion with 10 acres of land has gone on sale for the bargain price of £400,000.

Who needs a three-bed terraced house in London when you could snap-up Blackborough house in Cullompton and inherit a wealth of history?

The incredible derelict manor house is up for sale now and comes with 10.4 acres of private land, reports Devon Live.

The 8-bedroom mansion was built in 1838 by George Francis Wyndham, the fourth Earl of Egremont.

The property has been put up for sale with estate agents Strutt & Parker.

Senior associate director Oliver Custance Baker said: ”This could be a fantastic property. It is hoped that someone will restore it to its former glory.”

But it may need some work… Currently in a derelict state, the house is in need of complete renovation.

The online listing states that the property presents an “exciting opportunity to be restored into one of Devon’s finest architectural gems”.

Ambitious plans had been submitted to transform Blackborough House into a 60-bed hotel including new villas, a botanical garden and ampitheatre earlier this month.

The scheme would have seen the refurbishment of the house to a hotel and spa with 24 letting rooms, a piazza garden, 36 letting rooms in the pavilion, with botanical gardens, the restoration of walled garden with new orchard and amphitheatre, and the erection of a bat house.

The plans were refused.

Blackborough house enjoys an idyllic yet easily-accessible location within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is set within picturesque countryside with a wealth of wild flora and fauna, footpaths and winding lanes.

As well as in the local area, countless opportunities for a range of outdoor pursuits are also found at the Jurassic Coastline and Exmoor National Park, both of which are within easy reach.

The property is just a short distance away from Honiton, with the city of Exeter being located around 18 miles away.