Inside spooky Victorian mansion where Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was raised

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is a man who some feel appears to be stuck in the 1920s and people may understand why after seeing the now eerie home he grew up in.

The huge home he was raised in, that now sits abandoned, became a hotel that later closed in 2020.

Ston Easton Park was bought by Rees-Mogg's father William, a former editor of The Times newspaper, in 1964.

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The Grade I listed Georgian mansion was built sometime between 1750 and 1760, and is based in Somerset.

To this day, nobody knows who designed the huge mansion, but it is a true sight to behold, as one YouTuber and urban explorer found out recently.

At the time of its closure, it was put on the market for £10million, but was reduced to £6million after a lack of interest.

What remains to this day is an empty 19-bedroom and 20-bathroom property.

According to several reports, the property has become somewhat of an Urbex hotspot as the front door was left wide open with no security guarding it.

Daniel Sims, 33, pounced on that and spent some time exploring the property – and what he found was shocking.

The lights were on, and dinner tables were laid out.

He described it, on his YouTube channel Bearded Reality, as being in immaculate condition.

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His video begins with him literally walking past rattan garden furniture and into the front door where he finds it looking as if people are still living there – which they are not.

The period property is fully-furnished, with artwork adoring the walls.

Walking round, Daniel constantly asks “why is there no security?”, and it makes it all the more incredible that Rees-Mogg's former home is in such perfect condition.

One room, which looks like the library, has tables filled with expensive-looking bottles of wine and whisky, while another the huge kitchen looks ready to serve hundreds of people at any given notice – and it was fully stocked, too.

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The bedrooms are made up, with the added hotel amenities of biscuits and teabags in posh boxes, while the bathrooms are useable.

The heating was also on, which could explain why it hadn't started to deteriorate yet.

While the asking price seems steep, given that it comes fully-furnished, and can be lived in from day one, it does seem worth the cost.

Maybe Mr Rees-Mogg could buy it and relive his youth . . .

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