Yours for £7million, a stately home that makes Downton look modest... and its past is every bit as riddled with scandal

Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire, is not merely our most palatial stately home (at double the span of Buckingham Palace, palatial is the only word), it is, in fact, five stately homes bolted together. Or six if you include the vast adjacent stable block. In other words, it makes Downton Abbey look like a two-up, two-down, says ROBERT HARDMAN.