‘Wealthy families desperate to escape the coronavirus crisis in London are fleeing the infested city for the country – with some offering up to £50,000-a-month for a rural sanctuary.
British estate agents have been flooded with requests from the super-rich searching for mansions with bunkers, Cotswolds manor houses and uninhabited Caribbean islands to buy.
And aristocrats, heiresses and society models are avoiding busy cities like London by staying at their gorgeous countryside homes – including the likes of Emma, Viscountess Weymouth and Lady Mary Charteris.
It comes as London faces plunging deeper into lockdown within days – and potentially with just 12 hours notice – amid fears the ‘superspreader city’ is driving the UK’s Covid-19 crisis.
Owners of countryside properties around Britain have reportedly been offered up to £50,000 a month to help worried billionaires escape the capital – with some claiming they’ll pay a year’s rent up front.’
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