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Lord Swraj Paul, owner of Caparo group- bought Georgian mansion


NRI Lord Swraj Paul acquired Georgian mansion for 6 million pound


London, Sep.09, 2007
Darshan Singh

NRI Lord Swaraj Paul entrepreneur bought a 6 million pound estate in Britain, the Georgian mansion and 250-acre farm just minutes from Chequers, the Prime Minister's own rural retreat.

Recently, Paul donated 25,000 pounds to Brown's personal leadership campaign and he will be first NRI to join the ranks of the landed gentry. It will give him easy access to Gordon Brown, who uses Chequers, the Prime Minister's official country residence, for weekends with his family. He also promised to bankroll Labour's Election campaign and has pledged to "give whatever he can afford" to help ensure Labour is re-elected.

The mansion was previously owned by George Apter, Conservative supporter. Before George Apter, the owner was former Chelsea Football Club boss Ken Bates, who set up an ice cream factory on the estate. The mansion has been used as a location for the crime drama Midsomer Murders.

According to real estate company this property was on sale for £6.5million since two years. Paul bought this mansion for 6.15 after a long negotiation. This mansion include

  • Seven-bedroom and stunningly refurbished mansion
  • 250-acre farm
  • A new indoor swimming pool, colonnades lie on either side of the pool complete with underwater lighting, Jacuzzi and steam room
  • Marble fireplaces, oak floors, a staff annexe and a tennis court.
  • Separate gatehouse and three-bedroom cottage

Lord Paul told news media that it is quite a small place. He can relax with his four children and seven grandchildren. He can walk almost one mile from front door to the gates of the estate



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