“But I knew one of his daughters quite well and she used to breed rottweilers, but then suddenly the family were gone, and I haven’t seen them again. “I know the family did some planting of trees, but they were never watered and then they all died and then the padlocks came onto the gate at the mansion. They said: “I run by the mansion almost every day and find it astonishing that it’s been left to rack and ruin. They obviously had loads of money because it is a big house. The property millionaire lived in the huge house before disappearing with his family more than three years ago. A crumbling mansion that was abandoned while still filled with luxury possessions and a classic Bentley rusting outside was home to a Greek property millionaire, it is reported. At first the gates were just shut and then a padlock and chain appeared on them. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. Later the same evening, police were called again at 11.51pm to reports of further suspicious activity at the same property. Recently, an urban explorer who doesn’t want to disclose their name visited the mysterious estate and came back with a series of haunting photos, documenting all the mansion’s hidden treasures. “Before they left, the family were the type of people who kept themselves to themselves.”. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. All four remain in police custody at this time. You, the public, are our extra eyes and ears so if you see something suspicious or you suspect a crime is in progress, always dial 999. The property millionaire lived in the huge house before disappearing with his family more than three years ago. The Daily Mail reported that the house belonged to father-of-five Athanasios Tachmintzis, 70, who lived at the house with his family for around 18 years before disappearing. It looks as though the owners seemingly left in a hurry, maybe even in the middle of the night. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. And another said he once knocked on the door, even though he suspected the home was empty, and peered through a window to see water "pouring into the hallway from a leak". It is most strange. It is believed that the house has been deserted for more than three years, but it is not clear who was at the house when it was abandoned. Officers attended and arrested two men, aged 26 and 44 from Hemel Hempstead, on suspicion of attempted burglary. A profile for a Nicholas Tachmintzis on the website Star Now says he is available for work as an actor or extra in films and TV. Neighbours have wondered what caused Mr Tachmintzis to flee the house, leaving furniture, ornaments, designers clothes and even a game of chess on the table. One local said they noticed that the occupants had "just disappeared" about three years ago. A potted plant is still alive in its pot on a windowsill next to a telescope lined up ready for its owner to look at the night sky. One villager claimed they saw guards on the gates of the property about 15 years ago. An urban explorer shared photographs of the mysterious abandoned mansion he discovered on Monday, that has been left to rot while still filled with luxury possessions. Mr Tachmintzis is said to have acquired the property in 1999 and lived there for about 18 years before he disappeared suddenly. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. “I just thought at first that they had gone away somewhere and would then come back – but nobody did. A Japanese-themed piano takes pride of place in one of the rooms with a music book opened, and stacks of china sit on a living room table next to oddly white and dust-free sofas. "Nobody around here has a clue what happened to them and why they just upped and left. Another villager said they were told that a “Greek tycoon” had been living at the mansion but knew nothing of him. Villagers claimed Mr Tachmintzis, listed as a property consultant on the UK's registrar of companies, once had security guards positioned at the gate and had three Dobermans on the grounds. An urban explorer who took the images said he had never seen such a well-preserved house. ", Inside a reception room in the abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. 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According to MailOnline, villagers said the dad-of-five lived there for around 18 years before suddenly vanishing. According to Land Registry records, the property has been owned by Ainhurst Enterprises Ltd since 1999. They said he lived there with his daughters and at least one of his sons. Another woman said she knew the father as Thanos. Mystery of abandoned mansion in England belonged to Greek tycoon, Mosque in Athens holds first Muslim prayers, Greek PM sends message of solidarity to Vienna, Trump advertises the ‘positive’ things he did for Greeks in 2020, 8 Greeks make the Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020, “Greece is a pillar of stability in the region”, says US Secretary Pompeo. Police said he was last seen leaving a relative's house in north-west London and was "particularly fond of the Kings Langley area as he has relatives there". “We are also liaising with the victims and are offering advice on how to put extra security measures in place. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. "At first the gates were just shut and then a padlock and chain appeared on them. Photos published in national media showed a number of cars outside the mansion, including a Bentley. Mr Tachmintzis and his wife had three sons - Alexis, 43, Nicholas, 41, and Paul, 36 - and daughters Kiristiana, 34, and Alicia, 28, it is reported. "It must have been a fast move as even their toothbrushes were still there. Police have made six arrests after two calls to a mysterious abandoned mansion, days after photos of its untouched interior were published online. “We would like to praise the quick-thinking actions of members of the public who took the time to call us last night. “We will not tolerate burglary in Hertfordshire and I want to make it clear that anyone who chooses to break into a home belonging to someone else can expect to be dealt with in a robust manner.”. A mansion near Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, was abandoned with plates still in the dishwasher, designer clothes hanging in a bedroom and games of chess and snooker 'unfinished' It is not listed in the UK's registrar of companies, suggesting it is based overseas. Cones have now been placed outside the gate at the mansion, with a sign warning people that anyone who passes will be prosecuted (photo James Cowen). There were always lots of comings and goings with different people going in and out.". Mr Tachmintzis’ wife Sharon, who was born in North Wales, died in 2004. You could just see the grass getting longer and longer and growing around the cars. The eight-bedroom home on the outskirts of London has been left to rot with half-empty tubes of toothpaste next to a grotty sink and plates still inside a dishwasher. ©Copyright 2001-2020. Other photos from the property showed a watch that has stopped ticking on a bedside table, designer clothes, including Yves St Laurent, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, stacked up on rails in a bedroom, and a dishwasher with plates still inside. Pictures of his huge home near King’s Langley, Herts, emerged on Monday showing the faded glory of the abandoned mansion left to rot after he … He said unopened post had filled the entrance hallway, starting in 2016, so it appears the family moved out about four years ago. Mysterious abandoned mansion left frozen in time with Bentley on drive belonged to Greek tycoon who vanished with family. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. "There was dry cleaning still in the plastic wrapping. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. The 26-year-old man remains in custody at this time. The images were taken by an urban explorer who gained access to the gated property and ventured inside the mansion, where some of the ceilings have partially collapsed. For years, neighbours have been wondering why the occupants moved out and left so many belongings behind, giving the impression that they may have been in a hurry. Today, Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed that it was called to two separate incidents on Thursday evening (May 21). It’s a mystery: In the village of Kings Langley, a few kilometres outside of London, an abandoned mansion which belonged to Greek tycoon Athanasios Tachmintzis, is located. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. There are empty fish tanks lined up in a grand hallway, half-finished bottles of shampoo and conditioner are next to a Jacuzzi-style bathtub and a tube of toothpaste stands next to a grotty sink. A mansion near Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, was abandoned with plates still in the dishwasher, designer clothes hanging in a bedroom and games of chess and snooker 'unfinished', Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz. In June 2013, Kings Langley residents were asked to be on the lookout for Alexis Tachmintzis, then 26, after he was reported missing, the Watford Observer reported at the time. It is a real mystery,” another neighbour told MailOnline. One villager told the Watford Observer that people “were worried” about what would happen to the mansion “now that the story is out in the open”.

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