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UK mansion ‘Bishopsgate House’ is relisted after £18million price cut

A large Surrey estate known as Bishopsgate House has returned to the market for £32m ($41.8m) after it was originally listed for £50m in 2018.

“Despite the noise of the return of demand from overseas buyers after the pandemic, this is a very price-sensitive market,” Rokstone director Becky Fatemi told Mansion Global. “You can’t stretch or tempt a buyer out of their price range this spring, they’ll only see what’s firmly in their range.”

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The sprawling 34-acre property includes a helicopter pad and private access to nearby large Windsor Park, as well as its own landscaped gardens and grounds. Photos in the listing show vast swathes of greenery, mature trees, a playground with a treehouse, and even a small hedge maze surrounding a gazebo.

The main residence is designed to entertain, with what the listing describes as “an elegant suite of reception rooms” comprising various parlors and lounges as well as a formal dining room, all with chandeliers and fireplaces. The home also features an indoor pool and tennis court, as well as living areas overlooking the estate and a spacious chef’s kitchen with lots of windows and natural light.

A vegetable garden on the property is landscaped with three large greenhouses, an orchard and a gardener’s room, according to the listing, and an ornamental fountain and lawns are located at the rear of the main house.

A three-bedroom secondary house and separate staff quarters are located elsewhere on the Bishopsgate grounds, in addition to the staff quarters located in the main residence.

The estate also includes equestrian facilities, including stables, paddocks and a riding arena, according to the listing. For more modern transportation needs, Bishopsgate is currently equipped with a three bay open garage with a skylight, as per the listing photos.

The house is widely reported belong to the estate of Sheikh Walid Juffali, who died in 2016 in the midst of a divorce from his then wife Christina Estrada.

Rokstone representatives declined to comment on the identity of the seller, but Ms Fatemi told Mansion Global: “The family has left the property and no longer live there. They moved on. Although they have had rental offers, they are now extremely motivated to sell, hence the large price adjustment.

The estate is located in Surrey, approximately 45 minutes from central London.