The Times a while ago, carried a fascinating story of developer Mike Spink’s huge £42m deal which leaves him the proud owner of a run down 30,000 sq ft mansion called Park Place, in Remenham, Henley-on-Thames.

This is the most ever spent on a property outside London (to date)… but then it’s an utterly unique proposition, packed with history, from countless links with royalty to a recent spell as a boarding school. By any standards this one hell of a massive project!