New Lord of the Manor – Jason Adlard Rogers – Photo Credit- SWNS
Standing outside her pebbledashed former council house, Barbara Binns is adamant that she could never be persuaded to move out of her humble home.
However, the 82-year-old pensioner cannot help but laugh as she concedes her grandson’s offer to rehouse her in his recently acquired £50 million Grade II listed mansion is sorely tempting.
“Ever since he was a little boy we walked in the woods surrounding Penrose House,” she said, pointing towards the towering sycamores and oak trees that border the manor’s 1,536-acre estate a mile from her terraced home in Cornwall.
“I’m so pleased for him. He’s as good as gold – he was a care worker. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.”