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Highdon House, Dorset, on sale for £4.5m.
To the Manor Reborn...
Britain's super rich are turning their backs on the decaying stately piles beloved by the aristocracy and building brand new modern mansions on their country estates.
Rather than investing in the leaky roofs and draughty windows of days gone by, modern millionaires are choosing to build plush pads from the ground up.
And they are filling their dream homes with every conceivable luxury without the need for a bottomless sink fund to pay for the costly upkeep of older houses.
Estate agents specialising in top-end properties have reported a clear swing from grand Victorian manor houses to state of the art modern homes kitted out with all the mod cons.
The multi-million pounds properties have been popping up across the country over the past few years - and are now being heralded as the stately homes of the future.