AN arson-hit historic mansion is on the market with a whopping £4m price tag.
Tunstall Court, in Hartlepool’s plush West Park area, has been advertised as the most expensive property in the town on website Rightmove.
And the 5.4 acre site - which currently has planning permission to transform it into 12 detached houses, nine mews houses and 12 apartments - has already had interest from a number of investors despite it only going up for sale on the website on Monday.
Its sale and redevelopment would put a stop to arsonists and vandals targeting the grand building, which was originally built for the Furness shipbuilding family in 1894 before it was taken over by Hartlepool Borough Council and used as a training venue until its sale in 2005.
An advertisement on the Rightmove website reads: “Stunning development opportunity with a slice of history set in a prime location of Hartlepool.
“There is full planning permission for 21 dwellings which comprises of 12 detached houses, nine mews houses and 12 apartments.”
The property is being marketed by Manchester-based Curtis & Bains and a spokesman for the firm said: “We are very pleased to be involved in the sale of this property and we are confident there will be a lot of interest.
“It can be quite hit and miss with properties that have existing planning permission as it depends who has the capital up front.
“But we are confident that we will get a sale on this property.
“It would appeal to a lot of people. There had already been expressions of interest from a number of investors.”
For further details contact Curtis and Bains on (0161) 832 1900, or 07974 943862, or by emailing www.curtisandbains.co.uk