Super-rich buying up 'Downton Abbey estates' to escape pandemic

he world’s super-rich are seeking to escape from coronavirus lockdowns in cities by buying multimillion-pound English country estates to create Downton Abbey lifestyles, complete with butlers, cooks, housekeepers and armies of gardeners.

Estate agents are reporting a surge in sales of vast country estates and former castle properties, which until Covid-19 struck had become increasingly hard to shift as the richest of the rich instead opted to live in luxurious skyscraper penthouses, on tropical islands or superyachts.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/nov/14/super-rich-downton-abbey-estates-england-country-coronavirus

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