Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rental Price Will Leave You Seeing Stars

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rental Price Will Leave You Seeing Stars

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The observatory's exterior or most people a rental property is a two-bedroom flat or a bog-standard semi, but this house couldn't be further from the renting norm.

FIt's a Grade I listed home available to let for the first time in 250 years that used to be the observatory of King George III.

Although at £37,500 a month the rent could be described as a king's ransom, the Palladian-style villa offers a lot of brick for your buck.

It was designed by Sir William Chambers, who also worked on the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens and Somerset House in central London.

It was built for King George III in 1769 so that he could track the transit of Venus across the sun.

Called The King's Observatory, its revolving dome is the oldest of its kind in the world and still functions, housing a telescope loaned to the property by the Crown Estate. …

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