Drug farm in rented country house

Showing that there are always new threats to country houses, the police recently raided a cannabis factory which had been created in Cheshire.

Field House in Hoole had been rented but no sooner had the tenants moved in than they blacked out the upper windows, installed a hosepipe-based irrigation system from the kitchen sink, and planted a huge cannabis plantation on the upper floors.  As has been seen with suburban houses which have been similarly converted, the owners will now face a massive bill to restore the damage from water saturation, ruined floors, destroyed ceilings, holes in walls to accomodate wires and pipes etc.

Full story: ‘Huge cannabis factory uncovered at £2.4m mansion rented by criminal gang‘ [Daily Mail]

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About Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat

An amateur architectural historian with a particular love of UK country houses in all their many varied and beautiful forms.
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