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Picturesque British village sold in private deal

world Updated: May 14, 2009 19:24 IST

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A buyer has been found for a picturesque British village _ but the details are secret.

Real estate agent Tim Sherston said on Thursday that the leafy village of Linkenholt is off the market. But he couldn’t say who the buyer was or how much was paid because of a confidentialty agreement.

Linkenholt is located about 70 miles (110 kilometers) west of London. The village’s 21 cottages, manor house and accompanying pavilion were sold, along with 1,500 acres (600 hectares) of farmland and another 425 acres (170 hectares) of woods.

The original asking price was at least 23 million pounds ($35 million). The only part of the village that wasn’t for sale was St Peter’s Church.

The owner doesn’t gain a title with the purchase, but can become president of the village’s cricket club.