The real Turner prize: Britain's largest stately home, where Mike Leigh's biopic of artist was filmed and Jane Austen was inspired to write Pride and Prejudice, goes on sale for £7million
Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, has 365 rooms, five miles of corridors and is twice as wide as Buckingham Palace, but could land the new owners with a £42million repair bill for subsidence. The home was once owned by Thomas Wentworth, administrator to King Charles I, and was visited by King George V in 1912. Before it passed into private hands, it belonged to the Fitzwilliam family, who are thought to have inspired Fitzwilliam Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice. The house has featured in several period TV dramas, and plays a prominent role in the film biopic of artist J M W Turner, starring Timothy Spall (pictured inset).