Spain’s most expensive property belongs to aristocratic Brit

LAST UPDATED: 2 Apr, 2016 @ 19:34

Lord James Lupton
Lord James Lupton

THE priciest pad in Spain is owned by a British lord.

Tory donor Lord James Lupton purchased lavish clifftop estate La Fortaleza, in Mallorca, for an estimated €40 million in 2011 from another Brit, John Ogden.

It is a snip compared to the estate’s €125 million price tag at the peak of the boom in 2008, when Ogden put it on the market

And multimillionaire Lupton, a former executive at Barings bank, allowed the BBC to film the new series of The Night Manager, there for an undisclosed sum last month.

Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager
Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager

The drama sees Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston strut around the seven-villa, two-pool estate perched high above Pollenca bay in a thriller about arms dealer Richard Roper.

A one-week stay at the sumptuous estate was auctioned for a cool €265,000 at a Conservative party fundraiser last year.

La Fortaleza
La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza was built as a fort in 1628 to defend the peninsula from the Saracens.

While it cannot be rented, it was reported in December that it will soon be open to the public several days a month.


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