Available: 13-bedroom mansion 155 miles southwest of London. Comes with 1,450 acres and 430 head of cattle.
Worth: $10 million.
Requirements: You have to keep the place up (about $140,000 in annual expenses) - and you have to be a blood relation to Sir Benjamin Slade, a childless aristocrat desperately seeking an American heir to take over the Maunsel House in Somerset.
His search - to be filmed for a Discovery Channel reality show - will take him to Sladesville, NC, this month.
The house sits on land bestowed by William the Conqueror and it housed Chaucer while he wrote some of The Canterbury Tales. It has 35 rooms, including two secret chambers, with a staff of 10 (five to work the farm and five to work the house). (And one room is purportedly haunted by a maid, but she is unsalaried, at least.)