A stunning mansion has become one of the most expensive rental homes in Britain after it became available – for £780,000 PER YEAR.
Audley House is a Grade II listed Georgian home with a master bedroom suite that is one-and-a-half times the size of the average new UK home.
The six-storey home, spread over 8,346 sq/ft, has four reception rooms, five VIP bedroom suites, family kitchen, gym and private walled gardens.
It comes fully furnished with a huge inventory list of luxurious furniture, fixtures and fittings and is “ready for tenants to move in tomorrow”.
The London mansion, worth around £35 million, was put on the rental market yesterday for £15,000 per week – which equates to £65,000 a month.
Despite the huge figures involved, the tenant will still have to pay council tax, gas and electricity and water bills along with their TV licence.
Adding security will bring this to around £125,000 a year on top of the rent.
Over a 12 month period, the tenant will have to pay a staggering £780,000 – enough to buy a pleasant family home in London.
A five year contract means handing the private landlord £3.9 million.
Just like with a run-of-the-mill rental, interested parties will have to fork out a six week deposit and the first month’s rent if they want the home.
On this occasion it means paying the landlord £150,000, which is only slightly less than the £167,000 average price paid for a home in England and Wales.
Audley House, which sits in the corner of Audley Square in Mayfair, London, has been kitted out with antique crystal chandeliers, grand fireplaces and bespoke furniture.
It also has comfort cooling, restored period features and state-of-the-art security and audio/entertainment technology are incorporated throughout.
The grand entrance hall has hand painted silk wallpaper, restored original ceilings and a sweeping ‘Scarlett O’Hara style’ staircase.
There is a luxuriously appointed private passenger lift with access to all floors.
On the ground floor is a magnificent 14-16 seater formal dining room with antique chandelier and mirrors. The walls are paneled in flush velvet and there is a large reception room dressed with period paintings and cosy oversized sofas and feature chairs.
There are two further reception rooms, one styled with Ralph Lauren wall fabrics and the other with the finest silk wallpaper.
The estate agent marketing the mansion described the rental as “pocket change” to the sort of people interested.
Peter Wetherell, managing director of Wetherell, is used to dealing with billionaire businessman and foreign royals.
He said: “Taking into perspective that a client could have assets of £500 million or £1 billion, spending £720,000 per annum to rent a mansion in Mayfair is literally pocket change.”