Aristocrat with 20 animals is locked in eviction row over Grade II-listed home

An aristocrat is fighting a bid by her landlord to evict her from her Grade II listed rental home over accusations her 20 animals were doing 'damage' to the property.

Lady Patricia Ramshaw has claimed she has been forced to live in freezing conditions as the 18th century house has no central heating and is riddled with damp and mould.

Her landlords, members of Norfolk's wealthy landowning Cator family, have in turn accused her of keeping pigs which 'destroyed' the garden of the Norfolk Broads property.

She is also said to have allowed animals to live in the home with her, allegedly breaking tenancy conditions which only allowed her to keep two dogs.

Lady Ramshaw who keeps four dogs including three Great Danes, two horses, two pigs, a goat, several ducks and hens and a flock of sheep, started renting the property in November 2021.

Lady Patricia Ramshaw has claimed she has been forced to live in freezing conditions at her Grade II listed rental home in Ranworth, Norfolk

Lady Ramshaw is accused of painting interior walls in an 'iron grey' colour, but she says she has been living with mould and damp in the 18th century property

She claims she initially paid a year's rent in advance in November 2021 when she moved into The Old House on the banks of Ranworth Broad.

But the tenancy has proved far from harmonious, and has ended up in a legal battle with her contesting attempts to evict her from the two-storey house which dates back to 1754.

It has now culminated in Lady Ramshaw taking her landlord Sam Cator to a residential property tribunal to contest the family's attempts to evict her.

She is claiming that the Cators have not taken responsibility for maintaining the property properly and are 'harassing' her in an effort to get her out of the house. 

Lady Ramshaw even claimed that her activities had been monitored by family members from the 100ft tower of nearby 14th century St Helen's church in Ranworth. 

Lady Ramshaw was served with an eviction notice in January 2022, just three months after moving in - the matter is now being heard at a tribunal

The landlords claim Lady Patricia Ramshaw has broken the tenancy agreement over the amount of animals she keeps

Inside the Old House in Ranworth, Norfolk, which is at the centre of an eviction row between the tenant and landlords